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Old 12 May 2007, 08:53
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RIP Major Doug Zembiec

Doug Zembiec was killed in action this week in Iraq.

Doug was a warrior and will be missed.

Edit to add: For those that PM'ed to ask there's a reason this is posted in this specific area.

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Old 12 May 2007, 09:02
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Old 12 May 2007, 09:26
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Old 12 May 2007, 09:37
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Old 12 May 2007, 11:31
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Old 12 May 2007, 11:48
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Old 12 May 2007, 12:06
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I heard that last night too but out of respect of knowing him I wanted to wait a few day and make sure what i was hearing was true. I guess you conifrmed it. He was one of the top 5 Marine officers i ever met. Took care of his men. I remember taking the FORECON indoc with him. He smoked it.
At one point he was the poster Marine for fox news during Fallujah 2/1. RIP
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Old 12 May 2007, 12:46
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Fuck. Unless there was another Zembiec, he was in 2/1 the same time I was, and featured in a few books. A good guy who everyone liked. This is the second old 2/1 CO I've heard about dying this month, both true leaders. Rest easy sir, you did your part and that's all a man can do. These are the times that make us question getting out.
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Blackfive's post about Doug

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Old 12 May 2007, 13:26
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RIP Major Zembiec. My condolences on his loss to all you here who knew or served with him; the members of his unit; and especially to his young family at home. I am sorry to hear of this loss...
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Old 12 May 2007, 13:33
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I was the battalion training NCO for the last couple of months I was in, so I dealt with all the XOs and COs pretty regularly. That's how I knew Capt. Zembiec. Like most of them, he was a total gentleman. "Hey, Corporal Massgrunt, we need this, this and this." A very few of the higher ups I dealt with were cocky dickheads. Like one or two out of a dozen or so. But the only thing keeping the rest from being that way was their own strength of character. These are the men who lead our Marines.

It was far from a glamorous job, but it was cool to deal with the Os like that and see that they were actually pretty good guys.
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Old 12 May 2007, 14:33
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Damn good man. He will be missed.
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Old 12 May 2007, 14:42
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Sorry, SB.

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Old 12 May 2007, 17:26
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Old 12 May 2007, 23:08
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Too many RIP threads...
This is one type thread that I wish we never had to post or read...
RIP warrior
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