Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Disposable Heroes" By Sam Pennock


The following is an excerpt from one of my Sergeant's books he is working on. It is about our experiences in Iraq. The book will be called "Disposable Hero's". Please get yourself a copy when it comes out because I know it will be a great read.

By Sam Pennock
(Picture on right inside Combat Outpost Armory)

"Eventually the Muj decided that we weren’t going to come any farther down the street and they blew the IED’s all at once. I think they hoped it would be a big enough explosion that it would get us. They were right. A fireball like I’d never seen expanded from the right side of the road to the left in the blink of an eye and then everything seemed to slow down. I could feel my heart, it seemed to take so long between beats I thought I might have had a heart attack. I could see shrapnel flying through the air glowing and humming its evil melody. Everything seemed to happen one long slow frame at a time. A huge piece of what had been the pole of a street sign was coming right at me. At least 4 feet long it was twisted, bent and burnt. I could see the holes in it and the blackened charred paint chipping off. It curved through a lazy arc and came right towards me spinning end over end kind of like a giant ugly boomerang. It seemed to be moving so slowly but I was moving even slower. I could see it coming and I knew it was going to take my head right off my body. I didn’t even think to pray as it closed in, I was frozen with fear. And then impact. It hit the end of my .50, spun around into my bullet shield and deflected up over my head barely clipping the edge of my helmet. I was frozen for half a second, relief, joy and fear all mixed together rushed through me. My legs were weak. Someone was grabbing my leg asking if I was ok. I gave ‘em a thumbs up. My .50 was fucked. There was a giant gash in the end of the barrel and it wouldn’t fire. I started an immediate action drill without even thinking about it. I was on complete autopilot. All thinking had shut off and I was reduced to a completely animalistic state.

Suddenly I was engulfed in total blackness and heat enveloped my body like the burning of the sun. My head felt like it was being smashed apart from the inside. My eyes were open but I couldn’t see. Everything was completely silent not even the steady ringing in my ears I’d grown so used too. And then as if from far away I heard the primal screaming of a wounded animal. As I surrendered to the blackness I realized some of the screams were mine."




He's looking for some feedback. So let me know what you think and I'll be sure to pass it along to him. It is a work in progress. I can't wait to buy myself a copy.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe - Will you call Sam and find out what the heck he did? Just heard he beat up his step-daughter's uncle when he came to pick her up today.

Anonymous said...

I'm that uncle that he beat up. Not much of a Hero in my opinion. I feel sad if he is what you guys consider a Hero. I am 150lbs and Sam is approx. 200-210 lbs.

Anonymous said...

That guy should be behind bars. He is a insane. I was recording the exchange, just in case anything went wrong. As he had me pinned down on the ground and after several punches to my head and slamming my head into the concrete, he demanded me to empty my pockets. He saw that I was recording the interaction, and he became even more pissed off. He handed the phone to his wife and told her to delete the recording to get rid of evidence. He then punched me again as I lay helpless on the ground. Screaming into my ear, "YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL PAY FOR THE THINGS YOU DID TO MY WIFE!!!)" He then told me he would kill me and my family and that if he went to prison, he would send his brother after our family. HOW SICK!!I was fearful of my life. I am blessed to have been able to run away. He smashed my phone and luckily returned my keys to the sherrif's station so I could pick them up. I was in the hospital for a few hours and now, I'm all black and blue. HOORAH MY ASS! This guy needs to be in jail. He is a shame upon the Marines. If you are trying to collect donations for SAM PENNOCK as a wounded warrior, I advise all...DO NOT GIVE A PENNY TO THIS PSYCHO!!

Anonymous said...

It is all TRUE! He is insane! He tried to kill my brother and then cover his tracks by ripping up his own shirt and scuffing himself up a bit. This incident rattled our family so much! We are hurting, but we are not broken! Even if he doesn't get justice in this life we believe that God is ALL knowing and will judge them in the next life! We must thank God that my brother is alive and has no brain damage. Please do not support Sam Pennock's book or anyting else that will encourage his behavior! He is a SOCIOPATH!!!

Anonymous said...

Check out this link if you would like more information on Sam Pennock (BUZZ).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/337546842929400/?notif_t=group_activity#!/groups/337546842929400/

Anonymous said...

You are all a bunch of whiny lying bitches. No one cares about your bullshit. You are insulting not only a HERO yes, a United States Marine who is WELL respected unlike you obviously but you are insulting ALL Marines. You all sound like a bunch of fucking dramatic pussies. Get over it, you're obviously FINE you little faggot. All of you are fags. You are a shame upon America. And, dumb ass since you are no true military supporter it's OOORAH. . .SEMPER FIDELIS bitches!

Anonymous said...

The recent comment by the Marine who continues to say "bithches" and "fuck" make me realize that whoever wrote that is just plain STUPID. Only idiots speak like that. I know I won't be supporting your book. I love the military and respect all branches, but you really are a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

YOU are not a true American if you don't apply the FIRST AMENDMENT. Who the fuck do you think you are?????? YOU LIVE IN A FUCKING BUBBLE. YOU could NEVER live in that guy's or ANY HERO'S boots. END OF STORY.

Anonymous said...

Dear uncle cry baby,
You feared for your life? Give me a break! If a Marine wants you dead then you are dead. In my opinion Sam showed restraint. You must be a fruit to bruise so easy. As for posting that garbage on youtube, you are a terrible liar. The only people that believe you is your family. I feel sorry for them having to deal with such a pathetic excuse of a man. You ran your mouth off and got your butt kicked, suck it up. Listen uncle bad touch, maybe next time you should watch what you say when you are at somebody elses home. You are not innocent like you tried to potray in your ignorant video.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is the length of time being spent in an effort to discredit Sam. To whom are you trying to discredit him to? The Marines who know him and love him, who have personally witnessed his selfless sacrifices?

If the incident really did occur like you claimed it did, take your crocodile tears and whiny Youtube video to the police department and press charges. All you are really accomplishing in your whiny diatribes is infuriating a bunch of Marines, which I promise you is a bad idea.

The Mad Raving Cunt said...

I have seen your testimonial on YouTube and listened to your account of the events that went down that day as well as the inspection of your wounds. You omitted certain facts that had you have left in your story the outcome would be much less dramatic and you would attain less than the victim status that you are so obviously trying to milk dry. The people in the video are leading you which gives your account of the events less validity, furthermore your wounds are nothing more than mild abrasions, bruises, and bumps. I can assure you that if you were ‘almost beaten to death’ you would not be making a YouTube video using a back drop not unlike a scene out of Forrest Gump. I can also assure you that had your story had any legitimacy to it, Sam would have been arrested, which he was not. The truth of the matter is you were trespassing, you started shit, and then couldn’t back it up when it got real. I can tell you with certainty that if in fact Sam wanted you to get a beat down, your wounds would be far worse. If Sam wanted you unable to talk, you wouldn’t be slandering his good name across the public sphere. If Sam wanted you maimed, you would still be in that hospital drinking food through a straw and if Sam wanted you dead, it would have only taken him about 2 seconds to do so and you wouldn’t have had a chance. Sam roughed you up just enough to ruffle your feathers, stop being a bitch with a skinned knee about it. You should consider yourself lucky, if you were to trespass on my property and start shit with me, you would meet the end of a barrel. Stop smearing Sam’s reputation and harassing his family, I promise, it will not turn out well for you.

Anonymous said...

per Anonymous Dec 11 @ 7:44 pm
"Check out this link if you would like more information on Sam Pennock (BUZZ).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/337546842929400/?notif_t=group_activity#!/groups/337546842929400/"

Why was the Facebook Group deleted all of a sudden???

Anonymous said...

If anyone is curious to see the horrible atrocities Sam did to Josh you can see this interview that he posted then deleted off of youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGMh5tLZj-Y&context=C2818eADOEgsToPDskJnX2p6Hxzc9lcNoxyQ078V
A few buses but he's pimpin a REALLY nice hospital wrist band.

Anonymous said...

The facebook group is deleted because facebook considers it bullying.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Cunt,

Nobody was "leading" Josh while he to his story. He doesn't like to throw out the "F" word and other such words and so the voice you heard was saying the word for him to make sure the account was exactly accurate. Josh had just gotten out of the hospital and he was still in a daze, so YES there are some things he may have messed up on- such as the date which he admits to on his official statement. The "Forrest Gump backdrop" you speak of is called the FALLBROOK HOSPITAL. Last time I checked a hospital doesn't look like a place where criminals hang out. I also want to mention that attempted murder does not require massive bruises, scars etc. Choking is choking... there is no reason you violently choke someone unless you intead to end their life. You really know know nothing about the situation and so you should stay out of the situation. There are good marines out there. In fact MOST of them are. But some are so tainted by life at war that they cannot leave it behind them when the stress of life takes its toll. Sam Pennock obviously could not handle what life handed to him and went absolutely crazy.

The Mad Raving Cunt said...

Dear Chicken Shit Anonymous,
Dramatic much? You weren't there either. Like I said, if Sam wanted to kill him, there would be no 'attempt' about it. That's how I know he's lying. If he was close to beaten to death he wouldn't be sitting in front of a hospital recording a video the same day or the day after. Have you ever seen someone after they have been 'almost choked' to death? Ever heard them speak? I'm guessing not, because of you had you'd know they can't speak, their lyrnx and airways are damaged. That's how I know he's lying. So go on with your bad self perpetuating this lie across the
Internet. You'll get yours just as I'm sure creepy 'uncle' will get his. If you'd like to discuss this further you can email me and I will kindly let you know my full name and address so we can do it in person. I would so like to meet you.
Yours Truly, 'The Mad Raving Cunt' (that raving and mad part is important to take note of)

The Mad Raving Cunt said...

Chicken Shit Anonymous,
You have no idea how I am affiliated with Sam and his family so don't assume that I am not up to date on the situation, furthermore I will not stand down or stay out of the situation. If you're going to spread lies and exaggerate the truth in an attempt to discredit Sam and harass his family then you and me area gonna get real close. You have no idea how many people have Sam's back, if he wanted to he could make this situation disappear in about 2 blinks of an eye, but he's too good of a man for that. He, his family, and his friends know the truth and if there was any real case to be made Sam would be in jail. Period. You and you're little brood are trying to smear his good name in the hopes of gaining attention and strengthening your case.
Gosh, I really can't wait to meet you, I'm simply delighted with the thought of it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful MRC ;)

Anonymous said...

Regarding the anonymous (obviously the other half that wears the pants and has to baby his/her man???) Glad this is permanent record because whoever he/she is just made a big mistake by talking about our Military that way. Especially since all our boys are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan now and he/she is insulting the ENTIRE Military. He/she's a shame. I can't imagine anyone who believes in God (or tries to act Godly?) or is a true citizen of our country that would say ANYTHING like that. I wonder what would happen if he/she had the balls to say that to a group of wonderful military wives???

Cheddar said...

You have no right to tell anybody to stay out of the situation when you were not there yourself. You have the right to state your opinion as does MRC. Don't try to match brain pans with MRC, she will beat you down like josh at Sam's doorstep.LOL

Anonymous said...

The greatest concern here should be for the two young children that are trapped in the middle of this custody battle. The focus should not be on personal vendettas.

All of you people that are joking about this assault on this comment stream are not well... and the police have not closed this case.

The man that was assaulted by Sam Pennock wishes both divorced parties would get along peacefully for the well-being of the two young children involved. End of story.

He will recover damages from the items that Sam Pennock ripped from him during the assault - namely his iPhone, key ring cards, and his jacket.

Everyone of us commenting on this forum have friends, neighbors, and extended family that have served or are currently serving in our military. I gather from everyone's posts that we all hold great respect for the men and women that serve.

However, Sam Pennock is a different story. Hero or not, no man is above the law. Sam needs to be held accountable for his assault, his attempt to cause serious bodily harm, and the items he stole.

Military men and women are held to a higher standard. Fiat iustitia. Ecce signum. Fortis est veritas. Merry Christmas to all!

Cheddar said...

Justice has been served as far as I am concerned. If josh was told to exit the property and refused to comply then he is the one that thought he was above the law. None of this would have occured if josh would have honored the owners wishes. If the brother has the legal right to see the child and they refuse, then the brother needs to use the proper resources. josh knew before he knocked on that door that he was not wanted there, so why not let the legal system handle the situation instead of taking matters into their own hands.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Cunt
I don't understand why you feel the need to try and scare anyone. So far everyone that has commented here has remained anonymous, including you. It has nothing to do with being chicken shit. It has everything to do with being smart and I guess we are all smart enough not to post our personal information on this blog. Your need to try and instill fear in others shows a clear issue with your own self-esteem. I am sorry for whatever it is that is going on in your life. If it makes you feel good to threaten people then by all means threaten me. I want you to feel half as good about your life that I do about mine and if thats what it takes then have a go at!

Anonymous said...

I AM a military wife and have told this story and continue to tell this story as much as possible. So far everyone believes us. Just because you are a member of the military does not mean you are person to be respected.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha!!!!!!! What a loser!!! Timothy J. Long check this out!

https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/csips/mostwanted/

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! HAHAHAHA ya put his name in on the search engine on this websight and you'll see how awesome the Longs are:
https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/csips/mostwanted/

And for another sick glimpse into the minds of the Long family check out this super creepy vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7RogX-iwYU&feature=related
brought to you by the makers of Sam Pennock (Buzz) assault statement video!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is great material for a piece I have been working on regarding the negative effects of PTSD on military service members. Keep those comments coming!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous comment December 17, 2011 2:17 AM

Everything you said there in null and void. Let's not forget Tim and Josh were the ones who took it upon themselves to find Sam's page here and start throwing dirt to begin with. So whatever hurt feelings they receive in return are their own damn fault.

Anonymous said...

Timothy Jon Long Sr., Cheryl Long, Timothy Jon Long Jr. (A.K.A. Jonathan Norman Kleyh?), Josh Long, Jake Long, Sariah Long/Hendry, and Liz Long/Montoya and their spouses. . .feel free to comment on all their bullshit. . .they THINK they have people on their side, what they don't know is that some of their "friends" are extremely concerned about them and are not interested in they're tyrannical behavior, as a matter of fact they are extremely embarrassed and disappointed!

Anonymous said...

Public Record. . .Tim Long Jr. referred to himself as a "military wife" and started quoting Oprah.

The Mad Raving Cunt said...

Hahahahaha, I'm not trying to scare anyone, nor am I threatening, I am merely stating how much I would like to meet you. I highly doubt you're happy, if you feel the need to jump on the pity party bandwagon of creepy uncle and join in on exaggerating and skewing the events that happened on the Pennock property. The harassment of Sam's family by the Long family has been ongoing before this incident and after. The onslaught of slander across multiple social networking sites, blogs, and various other sites of the Pennock family is nothing but an attempt to discredit Sam. However, as far as I can see the only thing the Long family has accomplished is displaying to the world how deeply weird, creepy, and mentally unstable they all are. What it boils down to is, if the Long family's account were true then Sam would have been arrested.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm after reading December 17, 2011 10:39 AM, I'm reminded of the old saying that "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" :)