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battalion: English Pronunciation If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90 % of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it's written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as plaque and ague. But be careful how you speak: Say break and steak, but bleak and streak Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery, Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles, Exiles, similes, and reviles; Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war and far; One, anemone, Balmoral, Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel; Gertrude, German, wind and mind, Scene, Melpomene, mankind. Billet does not rhyme with ballet, Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet. Blood and flood are not like food, Nor is mould like should and would. Viscous, viscount, load and broad, Toward, to forward, to reward. And your pronunciation's OK When you correctly say croquet, Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve, Friend and fiend, alive and live. Ivy, privy, famous; clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb, Doll and roll and some and home. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Souls but foul, haunt but aunt Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant, Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age. Query does not rhyme with very, Nor does fury sound like bury. Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth. Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath. Though the differences seem little, We say actual but victual. Refer does not rhyme with deafer. FeOffer does, and zephyr, heifer. Mint, pint, senate and sedate; Dull, bull, and George ate late. Scenic, Arabic, Pacific, Science, conscience, scientific Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed, but vowed. Mark the differences, moreover, Between mover, cover, clover; Leeches,breeches, wise, precise Chalice, but police and lice; Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, panel, and canal, Wait, surp Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor. Tour, but our and succour, four. Gas, alas, and Arkansas. Sea, idea, Korea, area, Psalm, Maria, but malaria. Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean. Doctrine, turpentine, marine. Compare alien with Italian, Dandelion and battalion. plait, promise, pal. Sally with ally, yea, ye, Eye,I, ay, aye, whey, and key. Say aver, but ever, fever, Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver. Heron, granary, canary. Crevice and device and aerie. Face, but preface, not efface. Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bas. Large, but target, gin, give, verging, Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging. Ear, but earn and wear and tear Do not rhyme with here but ere. Seven is right, but so is even, Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen, Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk, Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work. Pronunciation (think of Psyche!) Is a paling stout and spikey? Won't it make you lose your wits, Writing groats and saying grits? It's a dark abyss or tunnel: Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale, Islington and Isle of Wight, Housewife, verdict and indict. Finally, which rhymes with enough, Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough? Hiccough has the sound of cup. My advice is to give up!!! you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com lolzandtrollz: Excellent English Pronunciation Poem
battalion: English Pronunciation
 If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will
 be speaking English better than 90 % of the native English speakers
 in the world.
 After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of
 hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
 Dearest creature in creation,
 Study English pronunciation.
 I will teach you in my verse
 Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
 I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
 Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
 Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
 So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
 Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
 Dies and diet, lord and word,
 Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
 (Mind the latter, how it's written.)
 Now I surely will not plague you
 With such words as plaque and ague.
 But be careful how you speak:
 Say break and steak, but bleak and streak
 Cloven, oven, how and low,
 Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
 Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
 Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
 Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
 Exiles, similes, and reviles;
 Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
 Solar, mica, war and far;
 One, anemone, Balmoral,
 Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
 Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
 Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
 Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
 Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
 Blood and flood are not like food,
 Nor is mould like should and would.
 Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
 Toward, to forward, to reward.
 And your pronunciation's OK
 When you correctly say croquet,
 Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
 Friend and fiend, alive and live.
 Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
 And enamour rhyme with hammer.
 River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
 Doll and roll and some and home.
 Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
 Neither does devour with clangour.
 Souls but foul, haunt but aunt
 Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
 Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
 And then singer, ginger, linger,
 Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
 Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
 Query does not rhyme with very,
 Nor does fury sound like bury.
 Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
 Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
 Though the differences seem little,
 We say actual but victual.
 Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
 FeOffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
 Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
 Dull, bull, and George ate late.
 Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
 Science, conscience, scientific
 Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
 Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
 We say hallowed, but allowed,
 People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
 Mark the differences, moreover,
 Between mover, cover, clover;
 Leeches,breeches, wise, precise
 Chalice, but police and lice;
 Camel, constable, unstable,
 Principle, disciple, label.
 Petal, panel, and canal,
 Wait, surp
 Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
 Senator, spectator, mayor.
 Tour, but our and succour, four.
 Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
 Sea, idea, Korea, area,
 Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
 Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
 Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
 Compare alien with Italian,
 Dandelion and battalion.
 plait, promise, pal.
 Sally with ally, yea, ye,
 Eye,I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
 Say aver, but ever, fever,
 Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
 Heron, granary, canary.
 Crevice and device and aerie.
 Face, but preface, not efface.
 Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bas.
 Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
 Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
 Ear, but earn and wear and tear
 Do not rhyme with here but ere.
 Seven is right, but so is even,
 Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
 Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
 Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
 Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
 Is a paling stout and spikey?
 Won't it make you lose your wits,
 Writing groats and saying grits?
 It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
 Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
 Islington and Isle of Wight,
 Housewife, verdict and indict.
 Finally, which rhymes with enough,
 Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
 Hiccough has the sound of cup.
 My advice is to give up!!!
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
lolzandtrollz:

Excellent English Pronunciation Poem

lolzandtrollz: Excellent English Pronunciation Poem

battalion: laughoutloud-club: A French battalion raising the stakes in the Somme (1916; Colourized)
battalion: laughoutloud-club:

A French battalion raising the stakes in the Somme (1916; Colourized)

laughoutloud-club: A French battalion raising the stakes in the Somme (1916; Colourized)

battalion: A MARINES LETTER TO THE NFL I've been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl, and Giants Stadium I missed the '90-'91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm, 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it. Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were! You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs! I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. Time to change the channel. Col Jeffrey A Powers US
battalion: A MARINES
 LETTER TO THE NFL
 I've been a season pass holder at Yankee
 Stadium, Yale Bowl, and Giants Stadium
 I missed the '90-'91 season because I was
 with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm,
 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it. Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were! You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs! I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. Time to change the channel. Col Jeffrey A Powers US

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalio...

battalion: MACIE U.S. ARMY ARMY IDS SOLDIER WHO DIED IN URUZGAN PROVINCE GREEN ON BLUE ATTACK The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the Army Times. Cpl Maciel died in the Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan in what is known as a green on blue, or insider attack (as we previously reported). Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The incident is under investigation, so few details are available. “Cpl. Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates and dedicated to our mission. He will be greatly missed by the entire Black Lion family. Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.” Lt. Col. David Conner, Maciel’s battalion commander Cpl Maciel was from South Gate, California, and had been in the Army for two years. His awards include Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He was part of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Benning, Georgia. The Unit is called “Black Lions.” They posted the following on Facebook: “Our Task Force suffered a terrible tragedy yesterday in Afghanistan resulting in the death of one of our Black Lions and the wounding of two others. All families have been notified and there were no other injuries in the attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with CPL Maciel and his Family during this time of grief. As with any combat-related death, this incident is under investigation and details will not be discussed in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation. I ask that you refrain from speculating as to how, when, or why this occurred. The Black Lion team has been fully engaged with the Families effected and will support in any way possible. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. The Black Lion team, along with the Chain of Command of the entire 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Benning Community remain committed to our Soldiers and their Families here and abroad. There is no greater priority. Black Lions!”
battalion: MACIE
 U.S. ARMY
 ARMY IDS SOLDIER
 WHO DIED IN
 URUZGAN PROVINCE
 GREEN ON BLUE
 ATTACK
The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to the Army Times. Cpl Maciel died in the Tarin Kowt district of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan in what is known as a green on blue, or insider attack (as we previously reported). Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The incident is under investigation, so few details are available. “Cpl. Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates and dedicated to our mission. He will be greatly missed by the entire Black Lion family. Our prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.” Lt. Col. David Conner, Maciel’s battalion commander Cpl Maciel was from South Gate, California, and had been in the Army for two years. His awards include Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Achievement Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He was part of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Benning, Georgia. The Unit is called “Black Lions.” They posted the following on Facebook: “Our Task Force suffered a terrible tragedy yesterday in Afghanistan resulting in the death of one of our Black Lions and the wounding of two others. All families have been notified and there were no other injuries in the attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with CPL Maciel and his Family during this time of grief. As with any combat-related death, this incident is under investigation and details will not be discussed in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation. I ask that you refrain from speculating as to how, when, or why this occurred. The Black Lion team has been fully engaged with the Families effected and will support in any way possible. Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. The Black Lion team, along with the Chain of Command of the entire 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Benning Community remain committed to our Soldiers and their Families here and abroad. There is no greater priority. Black Lions!”

The soldier who died in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Saturday morning was identified as Cpl Joseph Maciel, 20. He was in Afghanistan in...

battalion: tbt to when I was a squad leader in 3rd Battalion 4th Marine regiment back in 2010.
battalion: tbt to when I was a squad leader in 3rd Battalion 4th Marine regiment back in 2010.

tbt to when I was a squad leader in 3rd Battalion 4th Marine regiment back in 2010.

battalion: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: cheskamouse: thedevilspanties: spart117mc: viridieanfey: romanimp: beatnikdaddio: admiring the stockings. 1940’s. #[40S COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCER VOICE] WHAT’S BETTER THAN THIS? GALS BEING PALS Fun fact: Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pretty much shut up about it unless you were especially bad at subtlety. (Source: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers. A good source for gay history from 1900s onwards.) Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out.’ We’re going to get rid of them.” “I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary. who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “And he kind of was taken aback a bit. And then this woman standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the general pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelps’s name may be second, but mine will be first.’ “Then I looked at him, and I said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all of the drivers—every woman in the WAC detachment—and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us—then I’ll be happy to make the list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancies. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, sir, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious service.’ “And he said, ‘Forget the order.’ - The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America I’ve reblogged this before but it didn’t have these comments and HOLY HOT DAMN DID IT NEED THEM. So, when someone sits down to write a fiction about Women commandos, and a Dudebro steps in to say “Huh, that is so unrealistic huh.”  Harold… oh, Harold…sit down, shut up, and stay out of our way. History is infinitely gayer than a lot of people want to admit 3
battalion: thefingerfuckingfemalefury:
cheskamouse:

thedevilspanties:

spart117mc:

viridieanfey:

romanimp:

beatnikdaddio:
admiring the stockings. 1940’s.
#[40S COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCER VOICE] WHAT’S BETTER THAN THIS? GALS BEING PALS

Fun fact: Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pretty much shut up about it unless you were especially bad at subtlety. (Source: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers. A good source for gay history from 1900s onwards.)

Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out.’ We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary. who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’
“And he kind of was taken aback a bit. And then this woman standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the general pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelps’s name may be second, but mine will be first.’
“Then I looked at him, and I said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all of the drivers—every woman in the WAC detachment—and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us—then I’ll be happy to make the list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancies. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, sir, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious service.’
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’
- The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America

I’ve reblogged this before but it didn’t have these comments and HOLY HOT DAMN DID IT NEED THEM.

So, when someone sits down to write a fiction about Women commandos, and a Dudebro steps in to say “Huh, that is so unrealistic huh.” 
Harold… oh, Harold…sit down, shut up, and stay out of our way.

History is infinitely gayer than a lot of people want to admit 3

thefingerfuckingfemalefury: cheskamouse: thedevilspanties: spart117mc: viridieanfey: romanimp: beatnikdaddio: admiring the stockings...

battalion: United States Army @usarmy soldiers with General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) conducted K-9 medical training with Army veterinarians in Afghanistan.
battalion: United States Army
@usarmy soldiers with General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) conducted K-9 medical training with Army veterinarians in Afghanistan.

@usarmy soldiers with General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) conducted K-9 medical training with Army veterinari...

battalion: USArmy soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment stationed in Iraq cook up a Thanksgiving dinner. ProudAmerican (📷: Hollie McKay)
battalion: USArmy soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment stationed in Iraq cook up a Thanksgiving dinner. ProudAmerican (📷: Hollie McKay)

USArmy soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment stationed in Iraq cook up a Thanksgiving dinner. ProudAmerican (📷: Hollie M...

battalion: Spc. Dustin D. Biven Sgt. Samiera Lanier, a Soldier assigned to 48th Chemical Brigade, 2nd Chemical Battalion, is greeted by a young child after arriving at Liberty Fire Department in Liberty, Texas.
battalion: Spc. Dustin D. Biven
Sgt. Samiera Lanier, a Soldier assigned to 48th Chemical Brigade, 2nd Chemical Battalion, is greeted by a young child after arriving at Liberty Fire Department in Liberty, Texas.

Sgt. Samiera Lanier, a Soldier assigned to 48th Chemical Brigade, 2nd Chemical Battalion, is greeted by a young child after arriving at L...

battalion: Ll bat.defense AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO 1ST BATTALION 75TH RANGER REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 8, 2011 AFGHANISTAN Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY’S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla
battalion: Ll bat.defense
 AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY
 SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO
 1ST BATTALION
 75TH RANGER REGIMENT
 KILLED IN ACTION
 AUGUST 8, 2011
 AFGHANISTAN
Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY’S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla

Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPER...