Michael Yon latest; Bad Medicine

#2
Yet another outstanding report from Michael Yon.
 
#4
'The friendly attack dog. A dog handler recently told me he was urinating when an Afghan soldier tried to grab his willy. The handler said the dog bit the Afghan soldier who needed a few stitches.'

Quoted from article-good work that dog! Bad enough out there without your allies sexually harassing you!
 
#5
That man writes incredibly insightful reports. It is a damned shame that we don't see more recognition of his output in the main-stream media.
 

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The man is running out of money and may have to go home by September.
 
#8
Another fantastic dispatch...can't wait for the next one!
 
#9
It's becoming increasingly difficult to find enough superlatives to describe the quality of Michael Yon's reports. He really is the yardstick when folks are talking about "war reporters". What more can I say?

MsG
 
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tearsbeforebedtime said:
JP47 said:
elovabloke said:
The man is running out of money and may have to go home by September.
Insert coins here
He has been in Sangin for a very long time AFIAK.

It is probably more that his embed has come to an end, cheeky bugger!
I think not. If you follow Michael's reports through Iraq and the Stan you will know he is a freelancer who has no other support from outside agency's. His money is from donations and what he makes if he gets its published and some of his photo's he sells.
 
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In one of his audio reports talking to Ward someoneorother he posted a week or say back he said that he was embedded with 2 RIFLES for a couple more weeks, and was then moving onto the US Marines (I think based in Garmsir, but i could be wrong. Certainly in Southern Afghanistan). The link to it was posted on this board by Bravo_Bravo
 
#17
Michael Yon said:
In all, about fourteen types of aircraft fly topcover, including American, Belgian, British, Dutch and French. JTACs here say the least desirable aircraft of those fourteen are the French M2000D. A package of two jets carries no cannon, no downlink and a total of only 4 GBU 12s. The optics aboard the aircraft are not good, and the trail aircraft spots targets with binoculars like the Red Baron.
Brilliant! :D
 
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tearsbeforebedtime said:
His food, accom and transport are free while in Afghanistan with UK forces.

Dunno what his outgoings are otherwise.

Like I said, cheeky.

God forbid the man making any money as well :roll:
 
#20
Whether Michael Yon is freelance or not is irrelevant . His reporting and photography is absolutely outstanding and he deserves all the financial and moral support we can give to him .

As a newcomer to this forum I had not seen his reporting contributions before. They provide a graphic and moving insight as to what our forces are trying to achieve in Afghanistan , and which has mostly been ignored by our collective national media 'services' ; as a former career soldier I salute their collective bravery , fortitude and endurance .
 

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