Member Since October 15, 2008 , From United States
There burns no hotter fire in hell than that reserved for cowards, home wreckers, and troublemakers. Be warned accordingly.
About fletcherba234:

Retired Marine Fighter Pilot.  F-4B Radar Intercept Officer with VMFA 323.  RIO instructor w/ VMFAT101, Miramar NAS.  Transitioned to FA-18 with VMFA 212.  Thirty years service, 1965-1995.

The Fight.  William Butler Yeats.

"I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere in the clouds above.
Those I fight I do not hate.
Those I guard I do not love.

My county is Kilathan cross.
My countrymen Kilathan's poor.
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.

No law, nor duty bade me fight.
No public men nor cheering crowds.
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove me to this tummult in the clouds.

I balanced all and brought to mind.
The years to come seemed waste of breath.
A waste of breath the years behind.
In balance with this life, this death."


W.B. Yeats: An Irish airman foresees his death.


We who stand up to death also stand up to life -- and all the challenge that either must present.





I have developed a taste for Van Halen lately.  At least this kid has balls. 


Recent Activity by fletcherba234

Answered: Why are crosses burned?

The KKK is without any question the worst gang of atheists in America. Look at the facts. They hate Republicans because Republicans liberated slaves from their deep-south plantations, leftists live ...

Answered: How long does a 400 hour inspection take on a CH ...

An airframes change in 1990 put a computer monitoring system in all cargo and attack rotary wing aircraft produced by Boeing and Sikorsky. The computer does most of the safety inspection but that ...

Answered: Do really simple normal people hate jews?

Christians make a point not to hate. Even when I am flying combat and am just about to gun that other pilot's brains out or stuff a missile right up his afterburner, I pray for his soul. If that ...

Answered: What was project pace in vietnam, 1969

Mike Dudley, that was OPERATION Pace. It started with phased de-escalation of ground and air operations in Vietnam. PROJECT Pace was a nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons de-fit operation ...

Answered: What program(or major) should I go into?

This is one time when intuition makes the correct call. Get out by yourself with a sack lunch and a jug of water, get some clean country air, clear your mind, and think of what you would like to do ...

Answered: History of Pit Marine Corp

"Pit" Marines are those who were considered leftist liberals on entry to basic training, and then, on discovery of pertinent fact considering their previous brainwashing by leftists, have, "Come out ...

Answered: Who said I honor and love the triune God. I ...

I assure you, the Christian Faith is anything but weak. We have withstood 1.400 years of bitterness and suicide bombers that proved Islam was unbelievably corrupt, we withstood 300 years of Rome that ...

Answered: Should There Be a Nobel Prize for Women?

Is being a woman such an acheivement that it would rate the Nobel Prize? Women get Nobels just as men do, and for the same reason: a great human acheivement. I for one do not think gender should be ...

Answered: Should we let atheists end Christmas?

Every year, Christmas brings its share of joys and sorrows. Everything anyone else gets me is too big, too small, the wrong color, or doesn't go with anything else I own, but I say "Thank you ...

Answered: What was the very first religion?

God came long before religion, and faith has always been our most necessary virtue. Without faith, we can do nothing good. With faith, we can accomplish the seemingly impossible. Atheists may want ...


Topics of Interest



Melvin Whitcombe says:
""They who would exchange freedom for safety and security soon enough find that they shall have none of these." Benjamin Franklin. If called on to fight in a war, I choose as my weapon, calm reason. History shows that there is no more powerful weapon. Nor does any other weapon heal, rather than inflict injury. I am glad that you understand the use of both wit and the sword."
Lady Aban Ceaulosevic says:
"Seldom do I meet fire elements as strong as you. There will always be that restless warrior in you. Yet even as you live by the sword and have no fear of dying by it, you use the sword only for high justice and then with all the discipline of a belted knight. A formidable warrior you are, and yet also a caring grandmother. There is a fine balance in you. There is that Paladin spirit, and you have perfected it."
Morgan says:
"Thank you Fletch for the compliment there is no way to express the admiration I have for the Military especially Marines. My stepdad was one he taught me hard, strong and deliberate. God Bless you and your contributions to our country and this site. We need to group, unite and fight. YeHHHHHHHHHHHAaAAAA. Lady Darko/Cpt Mac AN"
MGySgt Edward S. Renner USMC says:
"Well, another Marine! Semper Fi! It looks like there are more Marines entering the civilian world but I am grateful that no matter what, Marines always remain Marines."
charlie2911 says:
"thanks fletcher - old fashioned values and honor is what it's all about "
Rocmike3 says:
"Semper Fi! Retired F-4 RIO's are few and far between. I fought my war on the ground as a sniper but you were up there pulling G's and dropping bombs on Charles, when I called in your fire. Thank you for your service to the finest nation that ever came to be! You will always find us on the job: the United States Marines."
charlie2911 says:
"Thank you, glad to have the acquaintance of a 'Phantom Pherret'. I loved the old 'lead sled' - all that smoke and noise saying 'I'm coming to git you,boy!'"
Pax Majoris says:
"fletcherba234: I don't know you (yet), but I do know all that I need to. Thank you for your service to our beloved country, and this is on the redline."