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Old 6 February 2010, 10:07
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I've managed to suppress a lot of memories from Horno. Where is Mt Motherfucker in relation to Recon Ridge, Horno canyon road and Microwave?
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Old 6 February 2010, 10:29
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Horno Canyon and Recon Ridge are both South of the of the 53 area baseball field near the O course and 3-mile PT turn-around. If you continue up Recon, it leads N-NW along the ridge towards the microwave.

The trail up Mt. MF starts on the other end of Horno behind the Pool and Motorpool area at the N end of 53 area. It's one of the trails that leads toward the Alpha-shelf if you continue N towards SOI instead of going up MMF (I think).

Also, Mount Motherfucker may be a new name. IIRC, it kinda got coined during a few of the BN hikes up. Anyways, Northern end of Horno, massive fire road, and you almost have to crawl to get up it.

... Hope that helps. Be more than happy to take you up sometime. Say... August?
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Old 10 February 2010, 01:08
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Maybe we can tour the whole base, like last time
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Old 11 February 2010, 08:09
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Mt Motherfucker was Mateo IIRC, we called it the Microwave and Antennae Ridge.
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:36
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There are about four places (that I know of) that are referred to as Mount MF'er, depending on the time frame you were there. They all suck to go up.
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Old 11 February 2010, 11:17
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There are about four places (that I know of) that are referred to as Mount MF'er, depending on the time frame you were there. They all suck to go up.
HAHA, someone needs to draw up a map with all the correct names.

The only one I know for sure is recon and that was behind the PT field.
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Old 15 February 2010, 22:08
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my wife,me,daughter and GD will be staying at mainside-Ward lodging in late May-early June.i will visit SOI and Horno.so where is Old Smokey?i think a new hill to climb is the Reaper?
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Old 27 June 2010, 16:58
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Two of Dondo's childhood best friends flew out from the East coast this week. First time I've ever met them. Not as hard as I thought it would be; it was really a great experience. I took them up to the Memorial along with some other guys from the unit who I hadn't seen in 4 or 5 years. When we met up in the parking lot, Corporal Allen's sister and mom were also there. I had never met Corporal Allen because he joined just after I left... but I can already tell what type of Marine he must have been. His mom tried to hike up to the peak with a 1 month old baby .... I had to force her not to go, but she sure as hell fought me about it and tried until she saw what an ass kicker the hike is and headed back. Just from that and meeting his family, I can tell that Cpl. Allen must have been one hell of a tough Marine.

Just like the Marine Corps itself, the Memorial is constantly growing and changing. Here's some of the new pics. RIP brothers.
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(I know there is another thread on here about Maj. Doug Zembiec. RIP Sir.)

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Old 27 June 2010, 18:04
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Balls, was Doc Duty kia as well, or are those the names of the guys who carried the cross up there? That would be pretty eerie with so many of them killed in action.

A lot of familiar names on that plaque. RIP gents...
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Old 27 June 2010, 21:33
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Mass,

I don't know Doc Duty. Those are just the names of the original group who took the cross up, the names on that plaque are not necessarily KIA. I just recognized Maj. Zembiec's name from this site.

I posted a video about it a few pages back but I think it was the last post on the page and was largely overlooked. (See post #60).

There were a couple of plaques for 2/1, 1/1, 3/1... but they won't insert for some reason. Hope all is well bro.
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Maj(at time of death) Medonza KIA 2005, LCPL Zurheide KIA April 2004, and many know about Maj Zembiec. Doc Duty isn't KIA. Last I heard he was still a corpsmen doing work with EOD/SPECWAR command. All great guys.
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Good to know. I didn't know Doc Duty well, but of course you want everyone to be okay. 2/1 lost a lot of good guys. I guess everyone did.
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Old 16 September 2010, 20:34
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Visited there last Thanksgiving for the first time since I got out.
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Old 2 April 2011, 20:21
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Shitholes to live in in 2004 too
I lived in them in 2004 curious about you man? I was with 2/1


This is a memorial page for my former Company Co. Maj. Mendoza and should also help with navigation through the pictures.

http://www.********.com/home.php#!/a...34864&aid=6936
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R.I.P Cpl Allen
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Old 16 May 2013, 00:16
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Two of Dondo's childhood best friends flew out from the East coast this week. First time I've ever met them. Not as hard as I thought it would be; it was really a great experience. I took them up to the Memorial along with some other guys from the unit who I hadn't seen in 4 or 5 years. When we met up in the parking lot, Corporal Allen's sister and mom were also there. I had never met Corporal Allen because he joined just after I left... but I can already tell what type of Marine he must have been. His mom tried to hike up to the peak with a 1 month old baby .... I had to force her not to go, but she sure as hell fought me about it and tried until she saw what an ass kicker the hike is and headed back. Just from that and meeting his family, I can tell that Cpl. Allen must have been one hell of a tough Marine.

Just like the Marine Corps itself, the Memorial is constantly growing and changing. Here's some of the new pics. RIP brothers.
Attachment 12742
(I know there is another thread on here about Maj. Doug Zembiec. RIP Sir.)

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Old 24 October 2019, 13:03
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Been a long time since there was any action in our tiny corner of this site

A few weeks ago, Marine veterans from 1/4 headed up to the Horno Memorial, as per annual tradition to celebrate the lives of friends. They made this video, which is pretty cool. Current Marines serving with 1/4 also joined.

I'm glad this stuff exists and that we keep in touch, hold each other accountable and celebrate the bonds that war forges between us. I know it saves lives.

Long live the brotherhood.

Video link: 1st BN 4th Marines Battle of Najaf 15th Anniv. Reunion
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Been a long time since there was any action in our tiny corner of this site

A few weeks ago, Marine veterans from 1/4 headed up to the Horno Memorial, as per annual tradition to celebrate the lives of friends. They made this video, which is pretty cool. Current Marines serving with 1/4 also joined.

I'm glad this stuff exists and that we keep in touch, hold each other accountable and celebrate the bonds that war forges between us. I know it saves lives.

Long live the brotherhood.

Video link: 1st BN 4th Marines Battle of Najaf 15th Anniv. Reunion

Good shit brother. Thanks for posting. Never forget!
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Cool video - thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a great event.
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Old 26 October 2019, 09:54
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Great video - I laughed at 1<crayon>4, and at about 02:28, but smiled the most at what happened in the background at 05:23.
You guys do esprit de corps and honor right.

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