Are We back in Korea? Answer: YES! Update 2-22-12Submitted by Clay Carey on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 22:30
A young friend of mine, told us that he was going to be in the 2nd wave of marines landing early this morning. He said it was an INVASION, his word, not mine. He could not state if it was a drill or an real attack when I asked. He could not state North or south Korea. He did tell me that he gave his commanding officer certain passwords and I.D. info to get out messages to us if it was needed. This young man would not lie and I think of him as my son.
I just recieved a message stating that he has been listed as M.I.A Feb. 10, 2012 at 0200 GMT @ Nagina Beach ... His body was not found among the collected dead so far ... Will send more info when possible.
I do not know where to begin to search for the truth on this one?
Edit/update: Still no news...other than there isn't any new news. I will be loosing my contact source permanantly within ten hours. I have been searching @ marines.mil for info, but it seems like a site for those needing a 'goody, goody, go join' feeling. Do ANY retired military members have a idea where they post the MIA's from current actions?
Update: 2-13-12- His "face book account is back and his commander is reporting that he has been "found" with "many" others, also that we should be hearing from him by the weekend.
My wife has cry'd for THREE days and tripled her meds! ( I only had to double mine) PARDON my words here but when that little shit gets home, if my wife doesn't kill him, I probably will! DANM governments and their "war games".(At this point I am 99% sure that is all it was, there is always that 1% that won’t go away until we hear his voice).
I am so happy that is apparently what was/is going on. It just isn't right on ANY level. They may not kill, wound, maim, or miss, for real in these damn games, But I now know first hand the "damage" that happens at home. It is un-forgivable!
MY PERSONAL THANKS to the veterans and all others who commented on this thread, you gave us hope.
Up-Date: 02-18-12 Without trying to give away his identity, here is what I know. The good news is that he is alive. The bad news is that out of his group, he is the only one alive. He is now afraid for his life because, "I have seen some things I don't think I should" (a referance to N. Korea's equvilate to the Us's 'Area 51'. Below are some of his statements from his faceebook.
Hey everyone, I'm still alive! Unfortunately I'm on a ship back to Okinawa because I was hit by a mortar last night. I go in for surgery to remove fragments from my lower back when I get to the Island, hopefully I'll be able to walk again soon. Wish me luck!
My wheelchair has digital camo pattern =)
Clay wants to know if this was a war game (drill) or the real thing? Wishing you the best of luck today :)
Nope, it was the real thing, thousands dead in the first 6 hours.
Thanks Steph! I miss you guys a lot.
11 hours ago
Wow, no wonder my arm hurts so bad, doc didn't tell me I got shot too. That makes 7 lol.
Tons of shrapnel wounds on my legs, gunshot to the left upper arm, spinal damage and shredded muscles on my lower back. Also massive bruising from getting shot in the chest several times. And a long list of minor stuff.
(Me) Damn, sounds like Korea just chewed you a new one...How high are your chances for a full recovery?
No telling, doc didn't say much, well I'm off to bed now. Ttyl
(Me) They gonna send you home to recover?
Nope, staying on island.
Finally got my phone, surgery went well, but I'm still paralyzed from the waist down. Doc says it might wear off in a few weeks...
Gut trucks have been here all day, I guess a lot of guys didn't survive the night.
They want to see of after 3 months if I'm still paralyzed they will med-sep me from the Corps. And send me home.
Back in the barracks, glad to be out of the hospital, but they took my cool wheelchair away and gave me a plain black one! =/
Wow, I'm the only one from my company still alive, I want to get ahold of the casualty report for Nagina... I knew it was bad but not that bad?
got hit so many times on the beach the front plate's broke so when I made it to the trenchline / shingel I took out the back plate and put it on the front =P
Lol, these cammies are destroyed >.< ripped, torn, shredded and stained with so much blood. They better buy me a new set, and a new flak jacket. It's even worse!
I need to buy some sleeping pills.. havn't been able to sleep since before Korea.
I never thought I'd say this but... It would be bad for a zombie apoc to happen now lol... I'd be screwed. >.<
Borden sets in, the mind is restless, remembering Korea and trying to understand the lies they told us...
I'm fine, and I'm just really sore (Muscle aches) and the gunshot wound.. can't feel my back or legs, can't say that I want to lol. Mentally I'm fine, I've survived some insane crap, I'll walk again I'm almost sure of it! I get bored, I visited the shop where I work(ed) and tried to stay out of the way, but it's hard to do alot of things now. We were told that our mission was to capture a facility with WMDs, test their military ability / readiness and also recover some crypto gear that was stolen. Since we are not war dec'd it was kept quiet, but what we found on the compound that we assaulted wasn't just WMDs, we stumbled over the North Korean version of our Area 52...I wount say much more than that without going into better secruity, but it was clear we weren't meant to see any of that. As for the war games and training exercises there ARE several in South Korea and other nearby countries, they are not related. (Also on a side note I've kept my injury from my family, just for a few weeks until I make sure I'm eather good or bad you know? Don't need to cause excess worry...)
Do you even know why we were in Korea....far as the general public knows (or can drudge up on the net or news) Korea was a wargame, a training excersize. Even XXX:s' dad said that was what he could find out
I'll see what I can do.
ok...but you better not take it to your grave....get it to me if you safely can or go through the network
Hey, I think I seen something in Korea I wasn't suppose to see.. If I go quite you know what happend to me alright?
There have been several attacks in the past year I didn't even know about until I got to III MEF 7th Comm BN, this on is a beach landing similar to the one in Saving Private Ryan, just with modern weapons, and instead of those landing craft we are using AAV's (It's like a big box that floats on water, has tracks and deploys from the rear, also has a 50cal on top lol. Might have heilo support too, don't know yet, we are landing 12000 on Nagina and 18000 on Shu' ce, joint opperation involving Marines, Soldiers and Sailors. On Nagina each wave will be 1500 troops, I am actually in the 2nd wave. (The above post I missed a few days ago, before the attack- Clay)
I wanna go for a run so bad... feel lazy =(
Damn barb wire ripped my goretex, some of the gas they bombed us with in the trenches must have gotten through, bad rash on my legs I didn't notice before...
0430 in the morning and I'm still up, should probablly take more sleeping pills.
"I got a zombie army, and you can't harm me... Drinkin blood like a vampire, without warning. Look, you want ghouls? I got fuckin platoons... Baby everybody dies, I'll see ya ass real soon..."
Wow.. finally got the casualty report this morning, I don't think I wanna post it...
Looks like N. Korea is prepping for a counter attack... wish I wasn't paraplegic, I'd love to go back and kick their ass again.
Restless.. I wanna go for a run so bad...
Major XXXXX- "You are a holder of privileged information, consider yourself lucky." Myself- "Lucky? Where was the privileged information, and the luck when thousands of Americans were dieing around me?" "My luck ran out when I survived the mortar..."
Went to go see my friend at the hospital, it's sad to see someone like that in that much misery.He lost both legs, is blind and deaf now.
Off to bed, if only getting to sleep was as easy..
Corporal XXXX - Surprise, more shots today!
Me - Fuck...
(End of Quotes)
To all the members of the D.P., I will be sending him the link to this post. I am pretty sure he will check it out. Please keep the comments kind and the questions reasonable.