|Posted by Generation Kill Insider on February 18, 2010 at 3:01 AM|
As I sit here at 2am, working on the site because I felt guilty that I hadn't done anything today, I am sitting back marveling at how quickly our "baby" has grown. When Beth started the GK fan page on Facebook, and I had the brain child to make a "real" website, things just took off at a vigorous speed and haven't stopped since!
Since our core contingent of girls met each other...whether in person, on facebook, or elsewhere...and have all made our connections, Generation Kill has been one of the constant sources of phone calls, texts, facebook statuses, comment wars, and general overall revelry. I can't even begin to tell you how many nights I've spent sitting and quoting lines back and forth with some of my favorite people.
While Generation Kill is full of humor, raunchiness (which makes it even more dear to us), camraderie, friendships, and lewd and lacivious behavior, it's also a real story. Sometimes it's easy to forget that this is about real Marines. It's not make believe bullshit. These guys are somebody's sons, husbands, brothers, dads, uncles, nephews, cousins, and friends. They willingly go out and put themselves in harms way just so I have the freedom to go out to my local Starbucks and buy a fucking $4 Mocha Latte or White Chocolate Mocha if I want...or to stand in line at Walmart and bitch about how long it's taking and how I'm going to miss my tv shows, while they are digging a fucking hole and sleeping in the ground, all for the sake of my "freedoms".
It's easy to forget. For me, because of Generation Kill, it makes it harder to forget. As much as I love to hear Brad say "Goddammit Ray, no country music!" or "That song is straight homosexual country music special olympic gay.", or to hear Ray Ray say, "Oh no, now not only do we have to worry about all the charms you've eaten, now Brad's just pissed off God." or "My cookies got schwacked!", I also remember that Brad and Josh (Ray Ray) are REAL people.
So here's my props. This site is not only going to be about the actors who portrayed these wonderful guys, but also a tribute to the actual Marines who dug a fucking hole and literally put their lives on the line day in and day out. It'll be a little bit more difficult to find them all and find out where they are now, but it's on my mission list. And if there's one thing we've all learned from our beloved GK, it's RECON!!!!!!!!!!
So this is it. The baby has officially crowned, been born, and is breathing almost on its own. Thanks to all the guys who worked on Generation Kill and made it such a wonderful series...the directors, producers, mentors, trainers, and actors....you have no idea just how much we love GK. To all the Marines who do what you do everyday and who made Generation Kill a story to be told, we salute you.
~Deanne AKA Oz~