An Eagle Eyed Jarhead Stars In

Through the Green Door“.

One glance at an unusual door to a house west of Falluja launched U.S. troops on a hunt that led to the capture of four men suspected of kidnapping Jill Carroll, the U.S. military said on Wednesday.
A Marine lieutenant thought he recognized a small structure on the door and the gate from intelligence reports about the U.S. journalist’s 82-day abduction, spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said.
“Troops on the ground, young Marines and sailors, paid attention to what may have been considered minor details at the time,” he told a news conference in Baghdad.
…”The young Marine … continued to follow up on what he remembered from the reports and [was] able to specifically identify some features associated with that …
“He determined that, in fact, he had probably found the house where kidnap victims may have been held, specifically in this case, Jill Carroll.”
Marines arrested the homeowner in al-Habbaniya beginning a chain of events that took them to three more houses that may have been used as holding cells.
In one of the houses, Marines disarmed booby traps before rescuing two other hostages, Caldwell said.

It’s a GREAT frickin’ story! OO-rah!!

6 Responses to “An Eagle Eyed Jarhead Stars In”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Ha! Great news, and a great story! Thanks, THS.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Out freekin’ standing!

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    What a great thing this lieutenant did!
    I wish the article made a bit more sense though. When was Carrol freed? Not all of us can remember every person that was kidnapped.

  4. Nightfly says:

    Lt. Sherlock Holmes, USMC – Elementary, my dear maggots!

  5. Mike Rentner says:

    I don’t get the pod thing. Must be my humor gene again.

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