Army Sgt. David J. Chambers
Died January 16, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of Hampton, Va., assigned to 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Jan. 16 2013, in Panjway district, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 16, during combat operations in Panjwa'i district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds received from an enemy improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to Company B, the 'Bayonet Company' of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. "Sergeant Chambers did not know how to be substandard at anything in his life," read Capt. Dallas Henry, 1-38 Inf. rear detachment commander, on behalf of Lt. Col. Chad Sundem, commander of 1-38 Inf., currently serving in Afghanistan.
According to Sundem, Chambers was the best team leader in the company. The 'Hell Raiser' platoon's expert in many areas, his men were trained, disciplined and informed. Ever the consummate professional, he consistently set a sterling example, Sundem wrote. "His subordinates trusted him, his peers learned from the example he set, and his superiors counted on him to get the job done," Henry read, on behalf of Capt. Matthew Boise, commander of Company B, 1-38 Inf. "He left an indelible impression on us all," read Henry.
Chambers' squad leader, Staff Sgt. Alejandro Cisneros, first met him in November 2011, when Cisneros was assigned to Company B. The two shared a common past, having recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment based in Germany. "I liked 'Chambs' right off the bat because he was a level-headed guy with nothing to prove," read Sgt. Timothy Brown, a squad leader with 1-38 Inf. rear detachment, on behalf of Cisneros.
According to Cisneros, Chambers was a great Soldier, a great American, and an inspiration to others. He loved what he did and also loved those around him. "In turn, everyone loved him," wrote Cisneros. "He was a great human being with a great soul."
🇺🇸Ok, here is our first installment of the “Catch phrase or word of the week”, my rants and general discussion of some commonly used language which for me have become pet peeves. Usually used on the inter-webs and social media. Some of you that are closer to me have heard this from me in the past.
In fact the idea for me to do this along with my running buddy @dutchchrismoyer
, was brought up by @crimsoneffect
. He suggested calling it the 2 grumpy SGM’s. Much like the two old guys from The Muppet Show, Waldorf and Statler. Possibly turning it into a podcast or something like it just for fun. You #sexymofos
can let me know your input on that idea.
Anyways, on to this weeks word...
I think it’s an incredibly overused word in the #Tactical
world. Back when I was coming up, there were only 2 places in the US military special operations world that men came from where they were addressed as Operators. An Army Unit and their Navy counterpart. That was that. Not Army SF guys, Rangers, white side Navy SEALs, Marine Force Recon, AIr Force Pj’s or CCT’s, and not LE SWAT team officers.
Period, end of story.
NOW...everyone and their brother (or sister) is an operator. Does it really matter? No, not at all. It’s just a word. It makes many feel good about themselves. So be it.
A good friend of mine once said something that made me laugh and I still remember it. He said “Just because you put on a #Crye
uniform doesn’t make you Delta Force”! 🤣
It’s funny because it’s true. As I train folks, different units both in military and LE, I see this happen. Kinda makes me chuckle to myself.
Anyways guys, that’s it for now. Thanks for following and stay tuned for more.
Big Fred, Out!🇺🇸
You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon.
in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked.
Decision-making based on emotional intuition, without the aid of reason to keep it in line, pretty much always sucks. You know who bases their entire lives on their emotions? Three-year-old kids. And Dogs. You know what else three-year-olds and dogs do? Shit on the carpet.
Reset your mind and body from technology, back to your ancestral roots and get the fuck off the grid. Find answers from within, and in natural simplicity, the intended origins that we slip away from. Find that peace within the fucking fire.
Because here’s the thing that’s wrong with all of the “How to Be Happy” shit that’s been shared 8 million times on Instagram in the past few years - here’s what nobody realizes about all of this crap: The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
It's like how you choose to show the world you in your lingerie, and expect no one to fap off.
It is when what happens that one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.