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1919A4
10-28-2008, 8:04 PM
Its from the memorial park in Cupertino, Ca
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/the_lynch_family/DSC_0109.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/the_lynch_family/DSC_0106.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/the_lynch_family/DSC_0108.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/the_lynch_family/DSC_0104.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/the_lynch_family/DSC_0105.jpg

Okota
10-28-2008, 8:18 PM
I live 45 minutes away and had no idea this awesome tribute existed. I just read the book on their mission. Heartbreaking stuff. I'm going to have to make some time to pay my respects here.

Infidel
10-28-2008, 8:19 PM
Thanks for posting...I live in San Jose and didn't even know these existed...I will have to go check 'em out for my self

sigsauer887
10-28-2008, 8:37 PM
What did they do?

timmyb21
10-28-2008, 8:39 PM
What did they do?

+1, I need a story to go along with the pics.

sorensen440
10-28-2008, 8:40 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Red_Wing

Great book called Lone Survivor tells the whole story

ldivinag
10-28-2008, 10:44 PM
wow...

just wow...

where exactly is this memorial?

Doheny
10-28-2008, 10:47 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Red_Wing

Great book called Lone Survivor tells the whole story

I've never read it, but I hear it's an awesome book.

The lone survior talking to an NRA meeting:
http://navyseals.com/marcus-luttrell


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Archer
10-28-2008, 11:48 PM
That is a great tribute to the SEALs who lost their lives. As a past Cupertino resident, I am proud a realistic and detailed memorial was chosen (with lots of fire power). Being a bay area city, I sure the local anti-gunners freaked.

1919A4
10-29-2008, 5:00 AM
Its off of Stevens Creek blvd. Right past kurleys hunting shop and deanza college.
All the brick around the area have soldiers names from all differrent conflicts. If you live near it you should check it out for sure.

Tumerboy
10-29-2008, 6:33 AM
wow, didn't know it was there, but great to see.

Suvorov
10-29-2008, 7:50 AM
Thanks for posting, I never even heard that it existed. Of course in the Bay Area, I'm sure the media didn't actively announce its presence. Had it been a memorial to John Lynn Walker's horrible imprisonment, I'm 100% certain it would have been a media circus and all public schools would be required to take a field trip there annually.

I'll check it out.

stphnman20
10-29-2008, 8:00 AM
Thx for posting those pics...

Very moto!!

Greg-Dawg
10-29-2008, 8:07 AM
Thanks for the reminder.

God bless our troops.

soopafly
10-29-2008, 9:40 AM
God bless our troops.
Especially our snipers:D

rg_1111@yahoo.com
10-29-2008, 10:02 AM
Thanks for posting. Thanks to all that served.

sytfu_RR
10-30-2008, 12:33 AM
Thanks for posting, its a sad story, but I'm glad that they won't be forgotten. I'll definitely have to stop by there someday.

Max-the-Silent
10-30-2008, 5:55 AM
Thank you, that will no be on my "must visit" list.

Ballistic043
10-30-2008, 6:27 AM
this is an awesome memorial. often times these statues are carved in such a manner that somewhat psychologically distances the viewer from what is depicted.. but the amount of detail put into these IMO is a stunning, and fitting tribute to those brave who have fallen over the years. can really put things into retrospect for those who take for granted what these people do every day. for not everyone will understand who they are, everyone will remember what they did.

afx
10-30-2008, 9:08 AM
Operation Red Wing

The SEAL team, led by Lt. Michael P. Murphy and consisting of petty officers Matthew Axelson, Danny Dietz and Marcus Luttrell, was on a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (nom de guerre Mohammad Ismail), a key Taliban leader, west of Asadabad,[4] who ultimately died in a firefight some two years later.[5] After an initially successful infiltration, local goat herders stumbled upon the SEALs' hiding place. The SEALs decided to let them go rather than kill them, and the herders alerted local Taliban forces. They were surrounded by the Taliban and a firefight ensued. [6]

Even though they were pinned down, Lt. Murphy broke cover long enough to make a call to his base for back-up. The call was placed on a cell phone, due to the fact that the radio reception was very bad on that part of the mountain, and the base could not receive their radio transmission. In the process of placing this call, he was shot in the stomach and back but he still managed to complete the call.[6] The three remaining SEALs continued to fight off the Taliban, gravely wounded, protecting each other as their position was pushed back to lower ground. After two hours of fighting and killing dozens of Taliban fighters each, only Luttrell remained alive.[7]

In response to the call from Murphy to Bagram Air Base, two MH-47 Chinook helicopter's, four UH-60 Blackhawks and two AH-64D Longbows attempted to come to their rescue to provide extraction in the mountains of Kunar province, Afghanistan. Crew from the escort attack helicopters praised the SEALs on the ground as putting up outstanding resistance, calling it "an unbelievable firefight." One of the Chinook helicopter's carrying eight US Navy SEALs and eight Nightstalkers - members of the Army's elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was shot down by what is believed to have been a rocket propelled grenade shot through the open rear ramp killing all sixteen on board

Darklyte27
10-30-2008, 12:17 PM
very nice, hopefully kids wont deface it.
I didnt see why it was put in cupertino though?

Spaceghost
10-30-2008, 1:16 PM
That is some amazing detail. They even have the top secret rubber band on the sopmod stock. Impressive, I will have to go check this out.

sorensen440
10-30-2008, 1:20 PM
very nice, hopefully kids wont deface it.
I didnt see why it was put in cupertino though?

Matthew Axelson Was born and raised there

1919A4
10-30-2008, 4:15 PM
Glad you guys like the pics. I just picked up a real camera. I am going to go back and take some really nice pics. I want to get some of the writing that everywere.

UBFRAGD
10-30-2008, 5:24 PM
Great pics and yeah I had no idea that was down there. I have read a couple stories about that battle, tough business to be in. To the Heroes!

1859sharps
10-30-2008, 7:31 PM
wow, thanks for posting this. had no idea anywhere in the bay area was building monuments to our troops.

if you haven't read the book lone survivor, I highly, highly recommend it.

doc66
10-30-2008, 8:16 PM
These are examples of true heroes! Never forget the reason for their sacrafices. Our freedom in this great country is not free.

Thanks for posting the pics and bringing this story to light. Im sure that everyone who has ever been in battle has a story to tell. In these times of young kids looking to sports athletes, movie actors, and musicians for role models, IMO more has to be said for the real heroes.

:patriot:

:79:

mister dize
10-31-2008, 10:53 AM
I hope they have bullet buttons or some kind of mag lock on those rifles, otherwise we might be sending the wrong message that "assault weapons" might actually have a purpose.

Steyr_223
11-22-2008, 1:04 AM
Wow just saw this. thanks for post it Brian!

Rod

Rob454
11-22-2008, 1:33 AM
At first I thought it was a Shughart/Gordon memorial ( the two snipers who protected the crew) on the Somail/ mogandishu affair.
But IMO anyone who is willing to die to protect this country a memorial is the least we can do. Got three good buddies two cousins and a bro who are all in Iraq/Afghanistan
Rob

SJgunguy24
11-22-2008, 2:37 AM
I sure wish the media would have done a story about this memorial. I remember when that pile of s*** was plopped in downtown San Jose (some snake god or whatever) and that was all over the news.

Thank You to all who serve!




To the families of the fallen.............God Bless:79:

M. Sage
11-22-2008, 11:44 AM
Even though they were pinned down, Lt. Murphy broke cover long enough to make a call to his base for back-up. The call was placed on a cell phone, due to the fact that the radio reception was very bad on that part of the mountain, and the base could not receive their radio transmission. In the process of placing this call, he was shot in the stomach and back but he still managed to complete the call.[6]

I've been told that he said "thank you" before he ended the call.

Blacky
11-22-2008, 11:52 AM
1919A4 ` great post my friend.

Capt Jack
11-22-2008, 6:16 PM
Yup, good post. My fiance actually went to school in Cupertino with Mathew and knew him since elementary school. Thanks to all who serve!

Glad they did a memorial. And yes, I remember that pile of turd in SJ and couldn't believe it...:eek: