EM2( EXW) EDWIN G. CRESPO

VERY, VERY EMOTIONALLY AND MOTIVATIONALLY VIDEO. I BEEN IN THE U.S NAVY SINCE SEPT.2001 DID MY 4 YRS AND BECAME A NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER, THEN I WENT BACK TO THE U.S NAVY AS A RESERVIST. DID A DEPLOYMENT WITH IBU-22 ( GROTON,CT.) TO CAMP PATRIOT, KUWAIT AND DUBAI ( JEBEL ALI PORTS) FROM 2007-2008. IN 2009-2010 I DID ANOTHER DEPLOYMENT WITH SECURITY DETACHMENT 231 ( BRONX, NY) TO THE OIL PLATFORMS IN IRAQ AND HALF OF THE TOUR IN CAMP PATRIOT, KUWAIT. IT WASNT TILL THIS RECENT TOUR WHERE I WAS INTRODUCE TO THIS VIDEO BY A GOOD FRIEND MA3 D.GONZALEZ , WHO IS TO ME VERY WELL EDUCATED IN PUERTO RICAN HISTORY. WE WATCHED THE DVD AND I THINK I WAS IN TEARS, TO SEE MY PEOPLE SO TOUGH, SO STRONG AND SO PROUD TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND HURT TO SEE HOW THEY WERE TREATED.I FELT SHOCKED THAT I NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS PART OF HISTORY OR SHALL I SAY MY CULTURE.BUT I FELT SO PROUD. I WAS SAYING TO MYSELF WOW THATS MY PEOPLE WONDERING WERE THEYRE CRESPO’S OR RODRIGUEZ’S FIGHTING BACK THEN, AND IF I WAS RELATED TO THEM. YOU REALLY DONT HEAR MUCH ANOUT PUERTO RICAN HISTORY NOWADAYS. I HAVE MADE IT THREW 3 OIF-OEF TOURS AND I FELT LIKE THE LAST ONE WAS HARD. WHEN I SAW THIS VIDEO I FELT 10X STRONGER AND GAVE ME THE STRENGTH TO MOVE, ALONG WITH THE THOUGHTS OF MY WIFE AND 2 DAUGHTERS WAITING FOR MY ARRIVAL. I TOLD MYSELF WHEN I GET BACK TO THE U.S.A I WAS GOING TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT MY CULTURE AND THE HISTORY OF MY PEOPLE. TO THE 65TH INFANTRY DIV. THANKS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND DEDICATION, AND TO ALL U.S TROOPS FROM PAST TO PRESENT THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SERVICES I AM PROUD TO BE PUERTO RICAN AND AMERICAN FIGHTING FOR OUR WAY OF LIFE. HOOYAH SPECIAL THANKS TO MA3( EXW) D. GONZALEZ FOR PUTTING ME ON TO MY CULTURE I LEARNED ALOT FROM YOU BRUTHA EM2( EXW ) CRESPO, E.G.