It was a peaceful Sunday morning 67 years ago today that the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. The attack killed approximately 3,000 military personal and civilians and wounded approximately 1,300. Something you may not know the first shot in anger that morning was not fired by […]
“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!” – General “Black Jack” Pershing, USA I’ve seen this story on several blogs recently, it was first published on Marines.mil on November 16. Marines’ heroic actions at Shewan leave more than 50 insurgents dead, several wounded By Cpl. James M. Mercure USMC, 2nd Battalion […]
Yesterday we celebrated the 233rd Birthday of the Marine Corps, today we pause to remember all those who have served this nation in peace and war. Thank You and God Bless You.
233 Years Old Today. Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference to the world…The Marines don’t have that problem. President Ronald Reagan – 1985 Semper Fi!
Col. John Ripley USMC (ret.) passed away today. From Examiner.com: ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Retired Marine Col. John Ripley, who was credited with stopping a column of North Vietnamese tanks by blowing up a pair of bridges during the 1972 Easter Offensive of the Vietnam War, died at home at age 69, friends and relatives said […]
Via Blackfive: Fallen Soldier Another 4th of July is here and all across the nation, millions of us will celebrate in thousands of different ways. Our military members around the world will miss out on hometown celebrations, instead, performing the duties assigned to them. This story is in honor of them. As a commercial pilot, I too see […]
On July 16th I wrote short post wondering if Iraq could be the Democrats Waterloo… For better or worse I think most Americans are more interested in the economy than they are Iraq now but the fact that Marines are quietly withdrawing from Fallujah is indeed good news. From Fox News: Last One Turn Out […]
Today is the 233rd birthday of United States Navy. SecNav’s Birthday message: On 13 October 1775, the Continental Congress voted on a resolution to commission a swift sailing vessel with a crew of 80 men and ten carriage guns to embark on a three-month cruise intercepting transports carrying munitions and supplies to British troops in […]
It was 8 years ago today that USS Cole (DDG-67) was attacked by terrorists in Aden, Yemen. 17 sailors lost their lives in the bombing. Eternal Father, Strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bid’st the mighty Ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep; O hear us when we cry to […]