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I'm preatty sure if you look up 'badassedness' in the dictionary, you would find that story nexdt to the definition as an example...
So no it isnt sufficient, its overly sufficient.
 

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Amazing!

Just have to post the text:

Battle Rifles of the World: Hand-To-Hand Combat in OEF

Here's how his summary of action (a longer version of the story, used to approve the citation) recounts the struggle:

Corporal Wooldridge then took cover back around the corner and quickly began to reload. While attempting to reload his weapon, he saw the barrel of a machine gun appear around the corner of the wall just a few feet from him. Without hesitation, he threw his empty SAW to the ground, and grabbed the barrel of the machine gun.

Corporal Wooldridge then wrestled the surprised enemy fighter to the ground. As the two grappled for control of the machine gun, the enemy fighter released the machine gun and reached for one of his grenades in an attempt to kill himself and Corporal Wooldridge. Corporal Wooldridge immediately took control of the machine gun and beat the enemy fighter to death by hitting him with several blows to the head with his own weapon before the enemy could pull the pin on the grenade.

Shortly after, the remaining members of his team came around the corner and witnessed the three dead enemy fighters and Corporal Wooldridge standing over one fighter holding the machine gun.
 

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Brings a smile to my face. :)

Here's the story according to military-times:

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Corporal Clifford M. Wooldridge, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Vehicle Commander, Combined Anti-Armor Platoon White, Weapons Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, FIRST Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Afghanistan, on 18 June 2010 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. When their mounted patrol came under intense enemy fire, Corporal Wooldridge and his squad dismounted and maneuvered on the suspected enemy location. Spotting a group of fifteen enemy fighters preparing an ambush, Corporal Wooldridge led one of his fire teams across open ground to flank the enemy, killing or wounding at least eight and forcing the rest to scatter. As he held security alone to cover his fire team's withdrawal, he heard voices from behind an adjacent wall. Boldly rushing around the corner, he came face-to-face with two enemy fighters at close range, killing both of them with his M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon. As he crouched back behind the wall to reload, he saw the barrel of an enemy machine gun appear from around the wall. Without hesitation, he dropped his empty weapon and seized the machine gun barrel. He overwhelmed the enemy fighter in hand-to-hand combat, killing him with several blows to the head with the enemy's own machine gun. His audacious and fearless actions thwarted the enemy attack on his platoon. By his bold and decisive leadership, undaunted courage under fire, and total dedication to duty, Corporal Wooldridge reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: June 18, 2010"
 

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and who said it makes a terrible club. glad he got to go home, wish he sleeps undisturbed.
Hope the local appreciate what he gave up for them to have a choice in their life.
 

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and who said it makes a terrible club. glad he got to go home, wish he sleeps undisturbed.
Hope the local appreciate what he gave up for them to have a choice in their life.
The M249 does make a terrible club but the guys AK-47 he probably clubbed him with makes a real nice one lol That's the guy you want on your side definitely a badass
 

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Every American owes a debt of gratitude to men like Corporal Wooldridge. Thank god we have men with giant balls ensuring our freedom.
 

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not calling anything a lie or anything but just seeing certain things that make be wonder (in a kinda funny way)

1. why does a marine e-4 have an M249 SAW? it's big and heavy and usually makes it's way down the totem pole to pfc and lance. seems liek he should have had an M4 with M203 attached. being an NCO and most likely a team leader (though the text describes him as a squad leader which definitely means no SAW)

2. why a humvee? got to afghan in jan of 2010 - aug 2010. we weren't allowed to take humvees off base. not armored enough. was all MRAPs and MATVs.

3. security alone? that ..just ....what?

just things i see that make me go hmm is all :p

badass write up though.
 

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Now that the way to start the day.First cup of coffee and that artical is just what i needed.Thnx for posting.
 

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I am so glad he is on our side. you guys are right, super badass! good post

m249 is a suppression weapon for cover fire. perfect for what he was doing. covering.
 

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When we watch action movies and see the lead hero seem to tackle insurmountable odds, there's that little spot in the back of our minds that wants us to believe that such a person could really exist.

Now we know that they do exist, and are a rare breed!

Badass +10,000!
 

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not calling anything a lie or anything but just seeing certain things that make be wonder (in a kinda funny way)

1. why does a marine e-4 have an M249 SAW? it's big and heavy and usually makes it's way down the totem pole to pfc and lance. seems liek he should have had an M4 with M203 attached. being an NCO and most likely a team leader (though the text describes him as a squad leader which definitely means no SAW)

2. why a humvee? got to afghan in jan of 2010 - aug 2010. we weren't allowed to take humvees off base. not armored enough. was all MRAPs and MATVs.

3. security alone? that ..just ....what?

just things i see that make me go hmm is all :p

badass write up though.
He's a badass he can carry what he wants and drive what he wants
 
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