I really liked the dog poop reply. I agree 100%. I apologize a Marine could be so small minded. One of the other guys from the stalkers is also getting the same thing. Appears to be a different IP, but that doesn't have to be the case. Idf this person can hack, then the IP won't help! However, "both?" creeps seeme to originate from Va. which may or may not be accurate. May be same jerk!

In any event, ignore the creep. We know your true matal. [and theirs]. Thank you for your service!


You know, reading your site it becomes quickly apparent that you are a very eloquent man. Reading what was written to you leaves me with a complete mental blackout other than the word ...a$$bite. Yup, that's him. So much for any eloquence on my end. Take care of yourself and Thank You again for your service.


Screw 'em buddy. Screw 'em.

Chevy Rose

Russ, just post a quick update that all is ok with you. Delete the trolls and any snide remarks they may post. They matter not.
God bless.


Russ, tell folks like this to walk a mile in your combat boots, or pipe down! If they already have walked that mile, tell them they had their chance, now it is yours! You give us a glimpse of what you folks go through every day...which makes me pray all the more for your safety. I want you in OFFICE!

Peter Stinson

Greetings, fellow Milblogger: I'm not sure if you've ever surfed to my blog, Tidewater Muse, or to Gunner's Blog. Gunner Mitchell has had an interesting experience with the Navy's Office of Information; seems they have a list of blogs -- Milblogs, that is -- they want to shut down. Please visit either (or both) Gunner Mitchell or the Tidewater Muse. We'd like to generate buzz about this in the blogsophere and thought perhaps you could help. Review our blogs and, if you disagree with the Navy's Office of Information's practices, join us in getting the word out about this challenge to our right to free speech. Thanks.


At the risk of stating the obvious, ignore the jerk. If you can't (which it looks like you can't, and I don't know that I blame you) you have one-upped him.

Carry on, and know that you have the prayers and admiration of many following you.

Matt Smyth

Hi Russ,
Just found your blog recently. Thanks for posting what your days are like. Hang in there bud. One day at a time. Easy for me to say and hard for you guys to do, I know. Just wanted to say thanks for all your efforts.


Drop an Email to MCCDC

Address: Marine Corps Central Design & Prog. Activit
Address: 3255 Meyers Ave
City: Quantico
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 22134-5010


In case no one has posted this, here's what I got from a reverse dns lookup: gate1.dsid52.usmc.mil

Rather unworthy behavior from a Marine. Perhaps some of his more manly friends would like to know what kind of person is catty like a little girl.


Your posting on the IED was great. It helps us back home understand the kind of stress you guys deal with daily. I am opposed to the White House's war policy, but I am awed by the bravery and dedication of our military. You sent me aloing email awhile back. Thanks for taking the time.



Hey Russ--you workin' hard or trying to shake off that idiot's comment. We miss you, we're grateful for your service and I'm selfish. I wanna hear you. Look up in the sky and check out the stars. Everyone of those stars represents a grateful American at home. And actually, an Eskimo legend says that they are holes in heaven allowing the light of those who have gone before you to shine upon you.


Dear Rusten,
You have the right to say anything you want at anytime you want to whomever you want...at least on your site. (That's in respect to those "YES SIRS!")

I hope all is well, and please stay safe. There are many who wish to help you when you get home. You know what I mean. lol. Take care.



"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the Triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know Victory nor Defeat."

-----Theodore Roosevelt

Press on, young man. Learn from whatever mistakes you have made and Press On. Victory IS in sight. It may be a ways away, but it is in sight. And Success is in your future. God Bless.



Dear Mr. IP Why don't you just F*&k OFF. Russ, you have bigger things to worry about then this cock!




Keep up the good work! This is a dirty job but you are standing up for all of us. As for getting dehydrated, only staff that don't go out can claim they never get that way. The rest of us take all as part of being in Iraq.

Keep your head down!




A well stated retort. Proof positive that you can't keep a good man down. However, I did think that the weapon looked cool (probably not anon-IP's point). At least it was in the hands of a trained operator. Please do take care.


Is it possible the guy was being sarcastic? I’m not making excuses, but maybe the comment was just taken the wrong way.

Thank you for standing up there with your "cool" weapon.

Big T.

You gotta be whakin' me!!!

What a waste of electrons.

Give 'em hell Russ!



Location: United States [City: Camp Pendleton, California]



We're with you all the way Rustin. I second the dog poo comment, scrape off and FIDO.


Dear IP:

Which no doubt stands for Ignorant P.O.S.

Lets see if you have the balls to make your comments directly to me...lets see if you can show the world what a big man you are and stop hiding behind an IP number.

Drop by my blog with your putrid little comments, and share your pithy insights with the me so we can go at it.. Mano a Huntress...that way I can both emasculate and eviscerate you,then flush what little is left down the same drain the MSM flushes truth!

Bring it, IP, b r i n g i t!

Btw way, you asshat, the question isn't what kind of leader Russ is,we know the answer to that, he's the kind of leader that you can only wish to be: he is real soldier and a real man who does the work you neither have the brains nor the courage to handle.

...and you better pray I never find the skeletons you're hiding in your bunker - cowards like you ALWAYS have skeletons- because I WILL expose them.


Thank you for your service.



It sounds like the jealousy of one of those who has never earned his combat patch!

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