Tag: marines

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First Amphibious Landing

The attack on New Providence, Bahamas was led by Captain Samuel Nicholas and was the first amphibious raid in the history of the Marine Corps….

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Corps is going sleeves up

Headquarters Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos: Corps is going sleeves up By Gen. James F. Amos | Headquarters Marine Corps | February 25,…

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“Backbone” USMC Leadership Traits – JJDIDTIEBUCKLE

by Cpl. Beddoe, 2013 JJDIDTIEBUCKLE is an acronym used by Marines representing their 14 leadership traits. Justice, Judgment, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Endurance, Bearing,…

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The Man In The Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could…

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They wish to hell

Bill Mauldin (1921-2003) on Marines: They wish to hell they were someplace else, and they wish to hell they would get relief. They wish to…

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The Hypocrite

Is religion a blueprint for faith and ethical living or a means to manipulate and control? Author Ron Winter’s just released novel The Hypocrite, seeks…

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Bury me next to a Marine

Bury me next to a Marine, When my time comes to an end, So I can spend eternity Beside my brother and friend. I’ve served…

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One Marine’s Story

By Richard W. Williams I was a grunt in India Company 3/5 in 1969. But, this is not war story. This is a story about…

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How the Marines have survived, and why

MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In 1957, the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Randolph Pate, sent a…

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Marines and Tootsie Rolls

LtCol Andy Traynor, USMC (Ret), and Major Dave Vickers, USMC (Ret), tell a unique story of how Marines used Tootsie Rolls during the Chosin Reservoir…

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Drive On

My good friend Jim Hatch (USMC, RVN) is a talented artist and one of my favorite songs he does is called “Drive On”, written by…

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USMC Hotel Co. Graduation 2012

{via YouTube}

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Marines Receive Navy Crosses

Honor, Courage, and Commitment!

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Retired Marine Continues His Quest to be Always Faithful

How ’bout an OOH-RAH for the Master Guns!

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Reveille: Patriotic American Veteran Tribute

Mandatory viewing for all Veterans

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US Marines In Sangin, Afghanistan

An inside look at Marines on duty in Afghanistan…

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How to Become an Officer of Marines

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Leading the Charge: Why Marines set the example

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Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful

Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to…

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24th MEU They Came In Peace: 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing

Oh Lord, where do we get such men? ~Gen Kelley referring to an injured Beirut Marine, 1983

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USMC HMMWV Fording

I want one!

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Navy Corpsmen: A Marine’s Best Friend

Here’s a great excerpt from ABOUT.COM regarding Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Photo courtesy of popasmoke.com ~Cpl. Beddoe While Corpsmen are expected to be cure-alls for…

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Happy New Year from Afghanistan

I really wish I was with them! Drive On! ~Cpl. Beddoe Marines with 2nd MLG (FWD) perform “Auld Lang Syne” in tribute to the New…

Rules for dating a Marine's Daughter
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Rules for Dating a Marine’s Daughter

If you pull into my driveway and honk you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure not picking anything up. Remove your hat when…

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Veteran’s Celebration at NYSE

This morning, I attended a traditional veteran recognition event at the New York Stock Exchange.  My good friend and Marine Ben Cascio and Marine Mark…

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‪**MARINES IN ACTION**

‪**MARINES IN ACTION** —-*WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES**—‬‏ – YouTube https://www.txdvldg.com

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Marines lip to Britney’s “Hold It Against Me” in Afghanistan

You may have seen this video of the VMM-266 Marines lip-syncing to Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” while over in Afghanistan…  Gotta love how…

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AND ALL THE TIME, I HAVE LOVED THEM

I HAVE GROWN TO LOOK UPON MARINES AS SOMETHING SACRED; I HAVE LAUGHED WITH THEM AND CRIED WITH THEM; CURSED THEM AND PRAYED FOR THEM;…

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STRANGE BREED

WE ARE A STRANGE BREED…… WE RESPECT COURAGE, HONOR, COMMITMENT, AND EACH OTHER. WE ARE TOUGH, AND THRIVE ON ADVERSITY AND CHALLENGE. YET TEARS FILL…

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World War II Marine recalls Battle of Tarawa

Minard Willson, 91, of Mountain Home took bomb shrapnel to a leg on Guadalcanal and got his left arm shot to smithereens on Saipan, but…

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Merry Christmas From Afghanistan

“Merry Christmas From Afghanistan” Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, oh man, it’s that time of year, and the birth of Jesus doesn’t seem to please the…

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U.S. Marines – When It Counts!

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Marines still the mavericks we need

By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, NEW YORK POST HBO’s 10-part series on the Pacific campaign of World War Two just ended. That story of island-hopping was…

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We take our flag every where we go!

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Mock Prison Riot in Iraq

From my cousin, a civilian contractor, working with the military in Iraq. Now, don’t get me wrong, we Marines love our Sister branches of the…

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Ben Stein at Camp Pendleton, CA

Thursday, a dreary, cold day in Southern California . My pal Lisa Agustsson and I drove down the 405 Freeway to the 5, immense ten…