Thursday, October 20, 2005

Update On Marine Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt, right, and Nebraska Army National Guard Sgt. George Goodon of Hastings look toward gunfire near Ramadi, Iraq. Goodon was providing security while Burghardt looked for a bomb wire.
Found this update from my referral log via site visits from this forum:

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The sight of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Michael Burghardt scrambling and poking through a dirt mound searching for explosives drew smiles Tuesday from Sgt. Joe Dunlap of Lincoln and other Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers.

Reaction to Burghardt's photo (see here)
The photo appeared on numerous Marine-related Internet weblogs. Burghardt received more than 100 e-mails within days of the picture's publication. It has become a screensaver on soldiers' and Marines' computers across Iraq.
Burghardt's response to this fame?
"I don't know how my anger turned into a motivational picture," Burghardt said.

He was back on the job:
His first day back out was Oct. 13. But Tuesday was his most active, handling three missions with the CAV's 1st Platoon.

It's great to see an update on this Marine.

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