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Marines raise Trade Center memorial flag over Kandahar airport
| Doug Mellgren
Posted on 12/18/2001 9:14:27 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
Edited on 04/13/2004 2:07:10 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marines raised a giant flag scrawled with the names of New York City policemen killed in the Sept. 11 attacks and other terror victims over their base Tuesday at Kandahar airport.
The flag, which had flown near the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks, was given to the Marines by the New York City Police Department, with the wish that it be flown over Afghanistan, according to Col. Andrew W. Frick of Task Force 58.
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Tears of pride and gratefulness. For victory & freedom!!!
As I posted here
, this story was on the radio this a.m. Some guy they interviewed said that this is "Symbolic to show that we're now in their back yard; they started this war in our front yard and we're going to finish in their back yard." Or words to that effect.
Kick a*s, guys.
posted on 12/18/2001 9:23:01 AM PST
Youse backyard & airport belongs to us. Cheers!!! :-)
Marine Cpl. Gonzalo Corridori of New York City (L) and Cpl. Jonathan Reynoso of Providence, Rhode Island, stand on the roof at the Kandahar International Airport in southern Afghanistan December 18, 2001. The U.S. military said what was first believed to be a ground-to-air missile attack on two transport planes in Afghanistan may have been part of celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (Dave Martin/Pool via Reuters
Task Force 58 - there's good history there. Sixty years or so ago, it cleaned up another fanatical opponent.
posted on 12/18/2001 12:05:57 PM PST
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