Yesterday, Monday July 20th, Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor of Operation Red Wings of which the movie, ‘Lone Survivor” was based on came out hard against President Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Facebook. This was after Secretary Carter approved having Marine recruiters not wear their military uniforms for now. Then he went after President Obama to lower all federal flags in honor of the five fallen Marines in the Tennessee shootings last week.
President Obama must have heard him, among others, because today the President ordered all flags at half mast. The Facebook posts are below as is the full text of his comments.
Full text of Facebook posts:
“Just heard something about Telling Marines not to wear their uniforms at the recruiting centers for their own safety…?! 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 shitbag 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. 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 the person beaten to death by the water cooler or stapler … The bullets will be the last of you 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.”
Then he said,
“Oh one more thing, lower the FLAG!!!!!!!! Sir.”
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