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Uncommon valor on the Streets of Fallujah

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Without hesitation, on that time Fallujah was hell on earth. November 9, 2004, in Fallujah, during the second battle, one of the Marines was hit by an enemy sniper. While he was lying down on the street Gunnery Sgt. Ryan P. Shane, the platoon sergeant, dashed out into the line of fire.

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In the first, Ryan stands in the wet street, bent over Lonny. His 220-pound frame tugs the drag strap on Lonny’s body armor.

With sparks kicking up around him, Shane ran to the fatally wounded Marine, grabbed his collar, and attempted to pull him to safety. But the enemy was unrelenting, and within seconds, Shane spun to the ground.

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In the second, another Marine runs to Ryan’s side, trying to help. Clumsily, the second Marine bends over Lonny while Ryan keeps pulling.

The incoming fire was intense. The radio crackled, “Men down, men down!” People were screaming orders, everyone trying to figure what just happened.

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The next frame was taken just as a bullet tears into Ryan’s lower back, scrambling his stomach. He’s on his heels, falling. The other Marine watches in a half sprint, heading for cover.

Within seconds the Marines returned fire toward the enemy’s location. With the support of nearly every Marine and his weapon, a group ran out and rescued the downed Marines. Although severely wounded, Shane would pull through. He was rushed out of the city, treated at a hospital.

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The final frame is Ryan and Lonny, both laying face down on the street in the rain.

Lonny is dead, Ryan survived.

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A Day in the Life of the Russian Marines

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On November 27, Russia celebrates the Naval Infantry’s Day. Events are held in the brigades of the country’s Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, as well as in two battalions of the Caspian flotilla, individual squadrons and subunits. Take a look at the everyday life of these Russian servicemen in black berets down below.

The Day of the Russian Naval Infantry was officially established in December 1995. It is a relatively young holiday, despite the fact that the country’s Marines date back more than three centuries. According to historians, the first “regiment of naval soldiers” was created in the Russian Empire in 1705 by Tsar Peter the Great.

These days, the “black berets,” whose motto is “The victory is where we are!”, serve on the ships of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, as well as on ships of the Northern and Pacific Fleets performing their tasks in different areas of the World Ocean.

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Russian marines jump with parachutes during the tactical exercises at the Klerk training ground in Primorsky Region. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry practice defense maneuvering. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry during exercises in Vladivostok. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Russian marines of the Pacific Fleet’s naval infantry jump with parachutes from an An-26 aircraft. (Photo: Sputnik)

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The Russian Naval Infantry lands at the Klerk training ground in Primorsky Region during assault exercises. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Joint exercises of Pacific Fleet’s reconnaissance and landing units and Eastern Military District’s army aviation. (Photo: Sputnik)

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A demonstration performance of Baltic Fleet’s marines at the Khmelyovka training range, Kaliningrad Region. (Photo: Sputnik)

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Hottest Weapon: Israeli Female Soldiers Show Off Their Sexy Side

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If looks could kill Israeli military servicewomen could be at the forefront. Instagram account where the young camouflage-clad ladies demonstrate their beauty has already attracted tens of thousands of followers.
Military service in Israel is mandatory both for men and women, men serve three years, while women serve two.

These young women aren’t camera shy and have taken to Instagram to demonstrate that a military uniform and an M-16 over your shoulder can look dangerously sexy.

? Photo by @shirkatani Beauty will save the World #IDF #צהל #armygirl #צבא #Israel

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Some photos of the representatives of the army highlight the fact that the Israeli military uniform can look very feminine.

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Although the soldiers have to deal with heavy weaponry and intense training, the ladies are not afraid to show off their fun, playful side, posting sexy photos of themselves.

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Many Instagram followers look forward to seeing new photos of these Israeli beauties as there are over 50,000 people following #Girlsdefense on the social media platform.

Women are allowed to serve in 83 percent of the Israel Defense Forces, including combat units. They can choose to spend years of service in the offices of the General Staff, hospitals, educational institutions and other similar places.

However, many women proudly enroll in combat infantry, border police and other combat units.

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