Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch, USMC(ret) could use a little assistance

Even in days like these when you think nothing could surprise you, something does. A local California paper this Saturday posted a political cartoon attacking a local candidate for his looks. Was it his skin color? Noooo….

Nick Popaditch is a medically retired United States Marine who served from 1986 until forced to retire in 2005 after wounds received in the Battle for Fallujah.

After retiring Popaditch attended San Diego State University, working to get his teaching credentials. Somehow that wasn’t enough, and he decided to run for Congress (CA-51).

Then things apparently started to get weird. A political cartoon appeared Saturday July 10 in the Imperial Valley Press that caused no small amount of anger among their readership.

Via Blackfive;

When you jump into the political ring, you know (and Nick and April Popaditch know) that politics can get dirty. You expect attacks on your politics, your conduct of your life, etc.

But you don’t expect the media to attack you war wounds with an editorial cartoon…you don’t really expect a blatant disrespect for your service…like this cartoon that appeared in Saturday’s (July 10th) edition of the Imperial Valley Press.

Seriously, read the rest, then go here and help Gunny Popaditch go to DC. I did and it was painless, same donation system Chuck DeVore used, in fact.


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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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3 Responses to Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch, USMC(ret) could use a little assistance

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  2. tmarrs says:

    Yes, this was disgusting. I have met Nick Popaditch, heard him speak at a Borders, and read his book “Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery,” and it changed my life. I never complain any more, I go out of my way to help people, and I thank every vet I see. I would follow this guy to Hell. He is that powerful and intelligent. Seriously, he is a John Galt sort of guy. Ask anyone who has met him.

    Want to know more about this amazing guy? Read that, then if you live in the 51st District in california, VOTE FOR HIM.

    Thomas Marrs

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