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Today’s Significance

Just reminder of the gallantry of our fighting forces on this Memorial Day.

May we be worthy of their sacrifices.


Cpl. Jonathan Yale and Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, USMC

Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly delivered a speech to the Semper Fi Society — a group for former active duty Marines — in St. Louis on Nov. 13, 2010, just four days after his son, Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC, was killed by an IED

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I Fart in Your General Direction

Dragging the ass out of my Wranglers

It was another ordinary day in Gate Guard World. A perpetual stream of trucks and large equipment with big pipes wound its’ way in and out of our gate here west of Gainesville, TX. The temps were hovering around the century mark and winds were out of the south at 20mph. I had a good and crusty rind of caliche dust going for sure. Ahhhhhh! The

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Back to Business

9 days gone by.

2646 miles

246 gallons of gas for an average MPG of 10.7.

Average speed 51mph.

Loaded up and heading west

Very little of the trip was made on interstate highways. We stuck to the skinny roads and what time was lost was replaced with the grandeur of watching the Rural West roll by; it was sad in a way. Rural West Texas is hurting-bad. Not a single town we

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My Dancecard is Full - Thanks for Asking

12 weeks we have been sitting here. 12 weeks just west of Gainesville, TX doing the oil field gate guard thing. 12 weeks of me and Tuco the Dog trying to find enough things to do in order to fill interminable hours of do-nothing. Now, suddenly, there do not seem to be enough hours in the day.

We have asked for 10 days off starting next week. Our replacements will be here late on Sunday

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