Published by: Thomas Slaughter, 14 Jan 2012
Speaker: Jake Lindsey “he picked up major?” “This is 3/7 in Sangin?”
Date: 2010 march 2010
Video: https://youtu.be/-vj2PMLbZjw

[start missing]...figures are the tactical task to breathe fire has now been issued.
You to go? → OROAR
You will breathe fire, day in and day out for the next two months
You will breathe fire in your sleep.
You will feel fatigue,
you will feel fear,
you will feel happiness,
you will feel regret,
you will feel sadness,
at the end of the day you will continue, to BREATH FIRE!!!
You to go? → OROAR


OK, with that said,
you will take the operational instinct, and here's …
here is what I tell you to do,
and it's almost one of those impossible tasks,
but you've got to fight for it every day,
you've got to use that operational instinct,
and you've got to know what happens
before it happens,
you've got to stay methodical on the field,  
you've got to stay clear headed on the field,
you've got to work any resource as required,
to move like this [hand punching forward one after the other] movement ??radical?? and ensure you always have,
you to support in position
to effective fight
and bring fire as required
to fucking kill the enemy
kill the enemy!
KILL THE ENEMY!!
KILL THE ENEMY!!!
You to go? → OROAR
You are going to have to required
obligation and constraint
to protect those who need to be protected
getting pit on the battlefield
is going to be very challenging
but don't ever forget this
YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO PROTECT AND SERVE THE MARINES,
ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT FLANK OF YOU 24/7.
You to go? → OROAR
You will never forget it,
you will always be
supportive your actions will always be justified
You are to go into the desert
and no matter what the outcome is men,
I tell you right now,
No matter what the outcome is,
that we can't live in this fantasy world,
where we have to be ready.
We have to come to grips with peace, and with god
that we are heading into an environment that no one's headed into
in the past nine years
and this war's started you to go
it will be a tough environment
you guys are going to be tasked and tested to a degree you've never been tested before,
but I tell you right now that you'll all come home together
I will say it again: YOU WILL ALL COME HOME TOGETHER.
You to go? → OROAR
You guys will do the unit proud,
you will do your country proud,
don't let fear get in that brain of yours
the enemy is not ten feet tall
He's four two, he has a short reach
and you're going to fuck him up
You to go? → OROAR
I don't mean that for short men, I love you
and I mean what I say
I love you as your parent's loves you
and my number one goal in life
is to ..
is to get you back home to mum and dad
to get you back home to wife and fiancée
to get you back home to brother and sister
let's get your comrades back
let's get all of you back
let's each of you get through [???]
and that's what really matters
and that's what we're going to strive for day in day out.
Now for a prayer. [???]

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This will be the last time we are together en masse before we cross the line of departure
gentlemen now is the time
to exploit the opportunity you have
to call home to your loved ones
and get right with your god
we might not all make it back
alright?
we need to come to terms with that
the strength of the wolf is the pack
the strength of the pack is the wolf
you have to be able to rely on that marine to your left and right just as the CO said and he's got to be able to rely on you.
If you are an atheist play along
the power of prayer is exactly that
please bow your head