Marines assigned to Female Engagement Teams describe the different cultures they interact with and why as women, they can establish a special rapport and sense of trust with the female Afghans they meet.
We Marines are truly blessed. We get to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom because we know its price.
Marine veteran John Chipura, survivor of the 1983 Beirut bombing, a NY Fireman, who wrote the above for the 225th Marine Corps birthday, 2000. He was later killed while responding to the terrorist attack, Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center, Tower 2.