Video: Marine poet announces plans to re-enlist in February

posted at 5:19 pm on November 12, 2007 by Allahpundit

Remember? He’s got an offer for a record deal now and performances lined up through New Year’s, but he’s going back in next year for reasons he’ll shortly explain. It’s the perfect Veterans Day clip and only two minutes long, so you’ve got no excuses. Enjoy.

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They are all participating in history.

bnelson44 on November 12, 2007 at 5:25 PM

beautiful… thank you… THANK YOU ALL — have proud day.

amend2 on November 12, 2007 at 5:30 PM

Wow, what a classy guy.

DaveS on November 12, 2007 at 5:34 PM

There’s a reason why this guy became famous so fast. Americans are thirsting for anything they can find that is PRO-AMERICAN.

The American public is worn down by the anti-war, anti-American Media, liberal politicians and leftist “academics”. It’s all around us in our schools, in the Mainstream media, in Hollywood. Anything that comes out that’s pro-American, the American people latch onto it like a leech. It’s so rare these days.

infidelesto on November 12, 2007 at 5:46 PM

Semper fi, Devil Dog.

MikeZero on November 12, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Another fine young man, another fine American. Wishing him a safe journey with his military career and a bright future.

24K lady on November 12, 2007 at 6:09 PM

Finally, Shepherd Smith says something that doesn’t make me want to climb through the TV screen and shake him silly.

Thank you, indeed.

DrMagnolias on November 12, 2007 at 6:13 PM

OORAH! Semper Fi and may you have a long and safe career.

robo on November 12, 2007 at 6:19 PM

What draws you back to being a Marine

A Shemp Shep go back and listen to it again.

– The Cat

MirCat on November 12, 2007 at 6:35 PM

My God how does this country keep producing such wonderful men?
THANK YOU Marine ..God Bless and Keep You!

labwrs on November 12, 2007 at 6:41 PM


TheSitRep on November 12, 2007 at 7:00 PM

feels good to know this country still has upright young men and women like this marine.

trailortrash on November 12, 2007 at 7:08 PM

On this Veterans Day, the Democrat leadership of the United States asked me to stop by and pass along their thanks and appreciation for this man and all those that serve:

Senate Leader Harry Reid:

“I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and – you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows – (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday,”

Dick Durbin:

“If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings,”

Barack Obama thanked this Marine for what he thinks is happening in the WoT:

…just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.

House Whip James Clyburn told how a potential turnaround in Iraq might affect he and his Democrat colleagues:

“real big problem for us”

John Kerry:

And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the–of–the historical customs, religious customs.

Kerry elaborated:

“Education — if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well, if you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Thank you Staff Sgt. Dean, and all the other members of the military, especially those who didn’t study hard and make an effot to be smart, and got “stuck in Iraq”. The American people will likely repay you by electing politicians who hate you.

RightWinged on November 12, 2007 at 7:14 PM

Not a huge fan of rap but I’m a HUGE fan of patriots like this Marine! Thank you for your service.

Yakko77 on November 12, 2007 at 7:17 PM

This guy could be the Pat Tillman of rap. I just hope he stays safe and gets home to record his music … that I’ll NEVER listen to … but that’s ok, record it dude.

Tony737 on November 12, 2007 at 7:35 PM

Once a Marine…..
you know the rest…

TBinSTL on November 12, 2007 at 11:01 PM

Beautiful man!

Meanwhile, Sundance Channel is playing this garbage on Veterans’ Day. Disgraceful.

Hannibal Smith on November 12, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Splendid Veteran’s Day post. I think we have found HotAir’s Poet Laureate of 2006-2007. Put a link, I’ll pitch in for a medal.

RushBaby on November 12, 2007 at 11:52 PM

This marine is so smooth, the only thing he’s missing is a big sparkle coming from his teeth when he smiles.

It’s unbelievable that people like him still exist.

AlexB on November 12, 2007 at 11:53 PM

I love this guy…this is America, this is why he’s serving. It sounds silly to say, but “he” is why he’s serving. It’s because America is America…that’s what drives him to be a hero, to defend liberty.

Now to nit-pick, did I hear The Shep say “much respect” at the end of that clip? What an Arse…….

ritethinker on November 13, 2007 at 12:08 AM

Guys like HIM make it happen…! Semper Fi…!

Rugged Individual on November 13, 2007 at 12:34 AM

The man isn’t just a dumb grunt. He is a staff sergeant, and carries leadership responsibilities. And, by his deportment in this interview, he’s clearly intelligent and dedicated to the nation and the Corps. We may be looking at a future Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, here.

georgej on November 13, 2007 at 7:30 AM