Gung Ho!

Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Surrounded in Saqlawiyah: One Marine tells his story - Marine Corps News

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (March 28, 2006) -- The planned, insurgent attack against a small police station in Saqlawiyah, Iraq, on the afternoon of Oct. 26, 2005, began with a barrage of machine gun fire followed by rocket propelled grenades slamming against the compound. By the time a Marine Quick Reaction Force from a nearby forward operating base arrived, an estimated 6 insurgents were dead and several more were wounded.

Still standing, were a small band of Marines, Iraqi soldiers and an interpreter who succeeded in holding off the insurgent onslaught. It was a scene which could have ended very badly, instead ending without any loss to coalition troops.

“I stepped outside to check on a Marine in a guard post,” said Sgt. Ronald E. Myers, 41, an instructor training Iraqi police and the senior Marine at the station at a police station that day, recounting the moments before the attack. “Then all hell broke lose.”

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At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to this Marine and was he honored for his heroic act?


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