Sunday, April 13, 2008

American Heroes

I have two stories today about true American heroes.

The first happened here on Camp Victory where 259 members of the military from 71 different countries became US citizens in the largest naturalization ceremony to ever be held overseas. They have already fought for our freedoms and now they can enjoy all of those freedoms as well.

The second is the epitome of a true American hero. Gunnery Sgt. William Gibson lost his leg during a battle in Fallujah in 2006 when a sniper bullet shattered his knee. Two years forward and he is back in Iraq with a prosthetic leg serving once again with his Marine unit. These are the types of men and women we have fighting for us and why victory is the only option here.


Mike's America said...

Give me immigrants like the soldiers who became citizens over the illegals who break the law to come here any day!

Let's just shut down the borders and advertise that we'll still take your best and brightest as long as they are willing to put on a uniform of the U.S. military FIRST!

What better way to know what real citizenship means than to take the oath while wearing the uniform.

Cajun Huguenot said...

The Roman Empire started recruiting German barbarians when she could no longer get her on citizens to defend the empire.

I think it is good that these people have become citizens, but we must never look to foreigners to defend our country. That is a very dangerous game to play.

Coram Deo,

Cajun Tiger said...

Totally agree Mike.

Kenith...they are a very small percentage and we definitely aren't relying on them as a strategy, so I don't think that is an issue.

otcconan said...

James Bernsen attended the event and posted about it here