An American hero attends Saddleback College in Mission Viejo

As I plan to attend the Principles over Politics breakfast meeting this Saturday to hear invited guest speaker retired Lt. Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson I read his book entitled “War Crimes.”
On pages 44 & 45 he writes and I quote:

“At Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, Marco Martinez is majoring in psychology. But he is not an ordinary student. Marine Sergeant Marco Martinez is a genuine American hero who proudly served his nation in Iraq. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, he was awarded the Navy Cross–second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor as the nation’s most distinguished honor–for gallantry and courage under fire during the Battle of al Tarmiya.”
Without getting into the details of his exploits, which you will have to read for yourselves, let me skip ahead.

“Sergeant Martinez personifies the American dream. He”ll be the first male in his family to graduate from college and is the first Hispanic since the Vietnam to earn the Navy Cross. In the United States, Sergeant Martinez’s accomplishments should engender public adulation and gratitude particularly from the Left, which pretends to champion minority rights and accomplishments.

In the netherworld of American academia, however, there is no appreciation for the dream of the uniform–only vitriol and condemnation. Martinez explained the reception he received to National Review OnLine: “A woman on campus had apparently learned I might be a Marine, When I told here I was, she said, ‘you’re a disgusting human being and I hope you rot in hell!”‘

I’ll close with this personal opinion. It is an uphill battle when our military fights on “four” fronts every day. Behind your back you are attacked by Hollywood, major print media, university professors and the enemy you face thousands of miles from home.
In spite of it all, they are all hero’s.

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