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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On the pages of the CIA's Book of Honor are 111 hand-drawn stars organized by the years those officers died. For 2007, there is a single, anonymous star. It belongs to Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec. He is one of the few Americans to be simultaneously honored by the military and the CIA for his actions. But because he was working covertly, his role was never acknowledged publicly. The Washington Post reports, "It was the final chapter in the life of a Marine known to many as the Lion of Fallujah but whose story, until now, has never been fully told."


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Family members and former intelligence officials say Zembiec was working with a small team of Iraqis on a “snatch and grab” operation targeting insurgents for capture. Just moments after warning his men that an ambush was imminent, he was shot in the head by an enemy insurgent; he died instantly. Zembiec, who was 34, is credited with saving 25 men on the night of his death, and for his heroism, he was later awarded the Silver Star.


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This post is the reason I come to this site daily, RCade. I never would've heard of this hero if I hadn't. Thanks.

God Bless Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec and his family.

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-16 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Good story Rcade.

#2 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-07-16 12:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just to remind everyone what these brave men and women are fighting for... our rights and freedoms in faraway foreign countries.



Sorry Rcade some of us stopped drinking the kool-aid year's ago...

#3 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-07-16 01:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Doug chose this path. He died doing what he loved, and he made a difference. And that's what matters."

Semper Fi Bro

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-16 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... Oh Yes It's a Real Honor to be Working for these Cheap Shot CIA Murderers!

**** Look Up the CIA's "Phoenix Programe" where the CIA Systematically Tortured and Murdered over 90 Thousand INNOCENT People in Vietnam!

p.s. The CIA recently honored Lee Harvey Oswald with a Star...figure that one out!

#5 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-16 02:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Good night protector of the oil.

#6 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-07-16 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

i can only admire this man and one day i hope that i too can die honorably...
with a gunshot to the brain...
by an anonymous sniper...
in a foreign country for...

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-07-16 08:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

p.s. The CIA recently honored Lee Harvey Oswald with a Star...figure that one out!

#5 | Posted by AntiCadillac

Could you proved the link for that please?

I need a good laugh.


#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-16 08:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

proved = provide

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-16 09:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Fallujah. A major offense in that war if you recall....we had to go back twice to avenge those contractor mercs who were hung up on that bridge...we had that place under control til then.....

#10 | Posted by mutant at 2014-07-16 09:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

p.s. The CIA recently honored Lee Harvey Oswald with a Star...figure that one out!

#5 | Posted by AntiCadillac at

No they did not, that urban myth came from this web site


The Duffel Blog is an American military news satire organization featuring satirical articles reporting on US military news. It is often described as "the military version of The Onion

#11 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-17 02:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

So a licensed killer for the state dies and I'm supposed to salute the flag on command now?


#12 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-17 03:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

RIP brave soldier.

#13 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-17 09:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

#5 | Posted by AntiCadillac

I seriously doubt every single target was an innocent person....Gotta fight fire with fire!

#14 | Posted by americanPLY at 2014-07-17 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

#12 | Posted by Shawn

its not about licensed killing or glorifying war. Its about being grateful that we have guys like him who are tough enough to do the jobs necessary to keep us free, independent, and taken seriously.

#15 | Posted by americanPLY at 2014-07-17 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

rather, had. RIP

#16 | Posted by americanPLY at 2014-07-17 04:35 PM | Reply | Flag:


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