A Marine Squad’s Lone Survivor – Iraq War Stories


On August three, 2005, Marine Lance Corporal Travis Williams misplaced his total squad in an explosion in Iraq. Seven many years later, the noise from his perform generating custom knives aids him drown out the recollections. WSJ’s Michael M. Phillips reviews.

Fatehpur Sikri IND – Buland Darwaza 05
Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.

Right after his military victories over Chittor and Ranthambore, Akbar made a decision to shift his capital from Agra to a new spot 37 km W.S.W on the Sikri ridge, to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Here he commenced the development of a planned walled city which took the subsequent fifteen many years in arranging and building of a series of royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other utility buildings. He named the city, Fatehabad, with Fateh, a word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning &quotvictory.&quot it was later named Fatehpur Sikri. It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navaratnas, have been born.

Fatehpur Sikri is one particular of the greatest preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India.

The Buland Darwaza is created of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white and black marble and towers above the courtyard of the mosque. The Buland Darwaza is symmetrical in prepare and is topped by pillars and chhatris with Buland Darwaiosks on the roof, stylized battlement and small turrets and inlay function of white and black marble. On the outside a prolonged flight of methods sweeps down the hill providing the gateway additional height. A Persian inscription on eastern archway of the Buland Darwaza information Akbar’s conquest more than Uttar Pradesh and the victory in Gujarat in 1601.

It is forty metres substantial and 50 metres from the ground. The complete height of the Structure is about 54 metres from the ground degree. It is a 15-storied high gateway that guards the southern entrance of the city of Fatehpur Sikri.

An inscription on the central encounter of the Buland Darwaza throws light on Akbar’s religious broad mindedness. It took 12 years to create.

On the primary gateway an Islamic inscription written in Persian reads &quotIsa (Jesus), son of Mary explained: ‘The world is a Bridge, pass in excess of it, but develop no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity but the World endures but an hour. Commit it in prayer for the rest is unseen.’&quot
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167 thoughts on “A Marine Squad’s Lone Survivor – Iraq War Stories”

  1. Inspirational photography my friend!

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  2. 2:53 if he made relief cuts with the band saw then he wouldn’t have to awkwardly maneuver the blade back out

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  4. Why is everyone going on about God and shit, this isn’t about good and evil, god and devil it’s about a fucking hero who lost ALL his friends and brothers in the blink of an eye. Can we all just come back to Earth for a second and take it in without your imaginary sky friend being involved

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  7. how many Iraqis u guys killed ???? somewhere around million.. so no sympthy…. that’s what americans deserve

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  9. cowards they’re all fucking cowards killing our marine with bombs to scared to look a man in the eyes before they take his life. Semper Fi brothers

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  12. you just feel for yourself and your own friends what about good people you’ve killed mothers fathers children you should be ashamed ,you are not awoke

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  14. What a dumbass, I would have gone on living happy in memory of all those I lost. Living to the fullest knowing I’m gonna see them again. Making it worth me being the lone survivor

  15. He needs to live with himself… It’a hard for those of us that came before 1983, 1967, tet 1968… Panama 1989. Desert Storm 1990/’91.

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  18. I remember when i was a kid US malitary two teams took photos with me , the first one was inside a black hawk plane in 2006. And the second one was inside the church in 2009 a big team of tanks came to church in christmas and gave everyone gifts . then a us marine talked with me in Arabic and told me ( i wanna take a photo with you , you little kid with the red hair ) so i told him yeh , after we took a photo they leaved our ( Qaraqosh town ) . Also my father worked with another team of us marines he fixed their stuff , and invited them to have a nice dinner at my house . they always liked to come to my house .

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  20. Those terrorists aren’t scared of death, but scared of explosions. At the same time, they’ll use road explosions to fight us instead of going man to man. Bunch of fucking pussies.

  21. God save u for reson ur freinds are looking down in a better place now u have to live their souls are alive in u . God choose u to live for a reson

  22. I dont know why there is all these hate comments on america for being in this war. Remember 9/11. How many innocent people died.

  23. brother i know your pain……sgt ingram gave me a day off and not on mission …..they were ambushed and killed on that mothers day…

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  26. We carry on in honor of our fallen brothers that watch over us in Valhalla. We will always miss them for they may be gone but never forgotten… Semper Fi brother

  27. try a dating website…. seriously you bum me out. do you think your squad mates want you to live your entire life depressed.

  28. Hey Travis…..  Why were you there?   ….Perhaps to learn the lesson of what happens when you give your will away to others..  Just like your friends did and paid the ultimate price for.

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  32. don’t feel guilty about surviving, war is a fight,and you were one if the winners, it sucks loosing friends but all you can do is be thankful to be alive,take pride that you were man enough to go, and tell people about your buddies and what kind of men they were.but don’t ever feel guilty.

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  35. Sorry for your loss brother. They will be waiting for you in the next life where eagles fly free. Thank you for your service

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