Admittedly, I’m a little biased here, but this is a great story.
According to today’s Power Line Blog, in the city of Shewan, Afghanistan, 250 insurgents ambushed 30 of our Marines and lost the battle that followed. Shewan is known as a staging area for attacks in the area and our Marines were in the area to keep a supply route open. The encountered the insurgents at a time when they had been out on patrol and were not necessarily at their most energetic, but they came through beautifully. According to the article–
“After calling for close-air support, the small group of Marines pushed forward and broke the enemies’ spirit as many of them dropped their weapons and fled the battlefield. At the end of the battle, the Marines had reduced an enemy stronghold, killed more than 50 insurgents and wounded several more.
“I didn’t realize how many bad guys there were until we had broken through the enemies’ lines and forced them to retreat. It was roughly 250 insurgents against 30 of us,” the corporal said. “It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.””
Say a prayer for our heroes tonight. We are safer because they are there.