“Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell can now be added to the list of disgruntled Americans who believe the Pentagon should be arming their recruiters, along with other military personnel after the Thursday attack on a Chattanooga, Tn recruiting station that left five service members dead.
The vocal Navy SEAL veteran took to social media on Monday night, ripping the Pentagon’s decision that was handed down after the deadly shooting by known terrorist Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, who shot and killed four Marines and a Navy sailor. The services have adopted several mandates from the Pentagon, including the closing of all recruiting offices within 40 miles of Chattanooga, as well as telling all recruiters across the country to NOT wear their uniforms while raising the force protection level to “Charlie” (indicating an increased terrorist threat).
Marcus Luttrell, earned a Navy Cross for his efforts in a bloody 2005 battle in Afghanistan, that was later depicted in Hollywood movie “Lone Survivor”, wrote on his Facebook page that he had just heard about the Pentagon’s decision to remove their uniforms;
“I have to tell y’all I laughed out loud, if anyone thinks for one second a Marine is gonna take his uniform off because he cares about his safety or is scared of some sh–bag walking in off the street and trying this again (WRONG), that’s not gonna happen, that’s not how we respond in the military when we get hit, we don’t take off our uniforms drop our weps and run,” Luttrell wrote. “Also, you can outfit every recruiting station w/ firearms, grenades or a F..?!ing tank, this goes down again and there is a good chance you’ll find a the person beaten to death by the water cooler or stapler.”
Luttrell concluded: “The bullets will be the last of your problems. Think on it. RIP brothers, your families will miss you, the country will mourn you, and those still wearing the uniform will never forget you.”
Luttrell also sent a little message that was directly pointed at our “Commander-in-Chief”, who has been publicly criticized for not ordering all American flags to be flown at half-staff in recognition of the deaths of the Americans killed; “Oh one more thing, lower the FLAG!!!!!!!! Sir,” Luttrell wrote.
Our hearts go out to those men and their families. We the People will never forget their sacrifices. To the families of; GUNNERY SGT. THOMAS SULLIVAN, STAFF SGT. DAVID WYATT, SGT. CARSON A. HOMQUIST, LANCE CPL. SQUIRE D. “SKIP” WELLS, AND PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS RANDALL SMITH, We the People thank you for the sacrifices you have made in giving up a loved one in the service of this country.
Marcus is not the first high-profile veteran to criticize the decision-making by senior officials though, as Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient also jumped on board Monday night on Fox News and followed that up on Facebook as well.
“First and foremost, to ask a United States Marine to take their uniform off for their own safety is absolutely asinine,” Meyer wrote. “The proudest moments of my life were spent donning the colors of this great country by way of my uniform. To ask to take it off for any reason is a slap in the face to every man and women who has served, is serving, and who will serve. So no Department of Defense the United States Marines will not be taking off their uniform.”
It is hard to believe that this country has come to this point, that the Commander-in-Chief of the greatest Nation in the world, would “kowtow” to any form of terrorism. This is NOT how Americans act! We DO NOT take orders, We DO NOT “turn the other cheek” and WE DO NOT FEAR ANYONE! I make this promise to our government;
If you cannot handle your affairs in the manner in which Americans have always handled them, then WE THE “DAMN” PEOPLE WILL!
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams