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'Losing is dying'

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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2008 10:00 pm

For a moment, the team of military medics was defeated. Humbled. Stopped.

Straining to climb a steep, snow-covered hill at 8,500 feet, their lungs and legs burned with exhaustion. A cold wind strafed the remote stretch of eastern Sierra Nevada.

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  • posted at 5:39 pm on Tue, Mar 18, 2008.


    I am wondering why the author of this story overlooked the best story within the story...that of the only female Navy corpsman in this unit, my friend and roommate, Melissa Aspeytia. A petite, 5'1" 125 pound 26 year old, born and raised in sunny SoCal who was able to keep up with her fellow all male unit during that brutal training. She rocks! She leaves again for additinal training tomorrow and I'd like to wish her and her fellow trainees well and say thank you for your service to our country.

  • posted at 2:52 pm on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    T&C... Are you a VET? Thank You for your srevice! **== God Bless. Thank You for my freedom. I truely mean that.

  • posted at 7:07 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2008.


    "Losing is dying" Loved the slide show to go with this story. To read what these men and women do, does not compare to seeing what they do. To read quotes from these Marines/spouses/friends makes this story so personal. Our freedom is only imaginable by volunteers like the men and women in your story.

  • posted at 5:24 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.


    Semper Fi My brother's and sisters!
    Disabled Veteran...1972-1974.

  • posted at 3:48 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.


    **== These guys and gals are great!



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