HELP Support The Fighting 6th Marines In Iraq

The Fighting 6th wants to hear from America.

Lance Cpl. Blake A Soileau, 19, from Zachary, La., holds his Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with combat distinguishing device that he was awarded in a ceremony here, May 21. He received the award for exposing himself to enemy machine gun fire while stopping a explosive-laden dump truck from entering the platoon?s forward operating base. His accurate fire brought the truck to a halt saving the lives of his fellow Marines. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher Zahn)

TAKE ONE MINUTE AND HELP THE MARINES IN IRAQ:

Blackfive’s Grim interviewed Marine Colonel Simcock, Commander of RCT-6 in Iraq. This is what Col. Grim asked that will only take a minute of your time:

COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I’ll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines want to know about — and that includes me and everyone within Regimental Combat Team 6 — we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe that the actions that we’re taking over here are very, very important to America. We’re fighting a group of people that, if they could, would take away the freedoms that America enjoys.

If anyone — you know, just sit down, jot us — throw us an e- mail, write us a letter, let us know that the American public are behind us. Because we watch the news just like everyone else. It’s broadcast over here in our chow halls and the weight rooms, and we watch that stuff, and we’re a little bit concerned sometimes that America really doesn’t know what’s going on over here, and we get sometimes concerns that the American public isn’t behind us and doesn’t see the importance of what’s going on. So that’s something I think that all Marines, soldiers and sailors would like to hear from back home, that in fact, yes, they think what we’re doing over here is important and they are in fact behind us .

The Marines have set up a special email address to send a supportive message to the Marines is: [email protected]. The emails are being scanned by the PAO before being printed and distributed to individual Marines.

And, guess what?, the RCT-6 has a blog at Fighting 6th Marines

BLACKFIVE ADDS: AFTER A FEW DAYS, WE HAVE ONLY GOTTEN THE MARINES ABOUT 2,000 EMAILS. WE COULD USE SOME HELP IN GETTING THE WORD OUT.

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