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Memorial Day 2012 Tribute to America's Troops in Afghanistan: Gone For So Long by JT Thompson

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

The best way to win a war is to be the good guys! Americans have always been the guys in the White Cowboy Hat that rode into town to protect the innocent and stare evil down in the street at high noon. It sometimes seems like we may have forgotten that the best way to win is to be kind, friendly, humble, courageous, unwavering, polite, strong and optimistic.... you know.... American!

Please remember, war ain't about body counts, drones, daisy cutter bombs or surges... it should be about be the good guy on the side of truth and justice and if it's not... well then we shouldn't be there!

This is a great song by former Army Ranger and Musician Jerod (JT) Thompson. Jerod takes to the road with his guitar strapped and roams the highways playing at clubs, barns, open fields and bonfires from California to Florida and everywhere in between. More more information on his music and when and where he will play next check him out at http://www.reverbnation.com/jtthompson or visit his facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JT-Thom...

Video clips are from D. Co. 2/135 Infantry 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National guard on their deployment to Farah Afghanistan in 2004/2005. These troops we the first American troops into Farah City and relied heavily on their relationship with the local residents. When they first entered the city in August of 2004 the first 20 soldiers lived in a simple Afghan house in the middle of the city. The experience later served as the basis for the bestselling book "Words in the Dust" by Trent Reedy. Trent was among these first 20 Americans into Farah City.

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