A blogger recounts the following story about an experience of the embedded CNN reporter Martin Savidge (thanks to Eric Green) and his Marines:
Martin Savidge of CNN, embedded with the 1st Marine battalion, was talking with 4 young Marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been telling the story of how well the Marines had been looking out for and taking care of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many hardships the Marines had endured since the war began and how they all look after one another.
He turned to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and they could use his video phone to call home.
The 19 year old Marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request shook his head and the young Marine ran off to get the sergeant.
Savidge recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the three young Marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home first, the Marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation “ Sir, if is all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing”.
At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was "Where do they get young men like this?"
To me, it is amazing to see the respect they have for their fellow soldiers. I am really enjoying the embedded media.
Yesterday, on Fox and Friends, Ollie North was interviewing Staff Sargent Grant Smalley from the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion. Ollie asked, “Have you been going hungry?” Staff Sargent Smalley, responded, “Absolutely not. Every meal is a feast.” Ollie then asked, “Have you gone thirsty?”. Smalley said “Never, we have more water than we could use at one setting, Sir.”. Mr. North then inquired “Have you run out of ammunition?” A grin grew across Staff Sargent Smalley’s face and he said, “Um, we could always use more, Sir!” and laughed.
I would love to see that video. Let us know if CNN posts it.
The Martin Savidge story is false. Heres the story on the origin of it . https://www.snopes.com/glurge/savidge.php