Tag: combat

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The Most Honored Photograph

The most decorated combat flight in U. S. history didn’t take place in a major battle. It was a photo-reconnaissance flight; the flight of ‘old…

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That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day

by James Brobyn If you asked me what I remember most about my time as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, my answer would probably be…

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U.S. War Veterans and PTSD Awareness

Not all wounds are visible! Raise awareness…

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“Combat Zone” Support our Troops

Sergeant Jason R. Arellano
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War Is Hell

Last week’s video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses went viral on the Internet. Among the responses was Lt. Col. Allen West’s ‘Shut Your Mouth,…

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CASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger

Bruce Williams-Burden, former Navy Corpsman (RVN), wrote a book earlier this year year titled “Luminous Base”. The book is a well-researched collection of respectful and…

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Killing In War

by Wally Beddoe, 2010 Abstract This report considers the moral issues associated with killing in a war. To add flavor to an otherwise mundane report,…

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Cleared Hot! – Book Review

Being the webmaster for the USMC Combat Helicopter Association since 1997, I am familiar with many of the members, squadrons, aircraft, stories, terminology, bases, etc….

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Aerial Combat Footage from Afghanistan!

U.S. Army Apache!!

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Women in Combat?

In my philosophy class, the discussion of women in combat is on the agenda this week. So many people believe that if a woman wants…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

by Wally Beddoe, December 2009 University of Bridgeport, Psychology Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after someone has experienced a life-threatening…

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Lone Survivor

I recently finished reading Marcus Luttrell’s story “Lone Survivor”. Marcus (Navy Cross), a Navy SEAL with SEAL Team 10 in Afghanistan, recounts the horrific engagement…

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Marine Humor in Combat

Received this via e-mail. Love the video… “I fell out of my chair laughing at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4N2Ryoy73g&playnext=1&list=PL2F57A1C028FB8828 A US Marine at a roadway checkpoint,…

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Gopher Broke – Medal of Honor Story

A tribute to the Crew of “Blood Sweat & Tears”And the Marines of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division Marines were dying….

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BONNIE-SUE

The best book I’ve ever read! I highly recommend reading the book “Bonnie-Sue” by my good friend Marion Sturkey. When I started it, I could…

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Paul Melvin Beddoe, KIA Vietnam

PFC Paul Melvin Beddoe was a member of Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. PFC Beddoe died Jan. 21, 1968 in a Da Nang hospital, one…

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Raymond “Mike” Clausen Jr.

Mike Clausen was one helluva Marine! He earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in Vietnam (more below). I first met Mike in Pensacola, Florida…