The Marine Corps - the military arm of the US Navy. A country's fate and freedom lies in the hands of this band of brothers and sisters.
The Flag of the United States Marine Corps
One of America's most well-known symbols is the emblem of the United States Marine Corps. The Corps only accepts the most dedicated, elite soldiers. This dedication lasts a lifetime. Marines proudly display their Corps emblem on their vehicles and clothing, as well as their skin. The Us Marine Corps Flag flies outside of homes all across the country to show support for this elite group that defends our country. The flag features the emblem but there are important details to be aware of about this proud banner, and the history that led to its creation.
Veterans Day Honor For Dan Bullock the youngest soldier to die in the Vietnam War
The Beginning Dan Bullock was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and lived there until the age of 11. This is when his mother died and he along with his younger sister, Gloria, moved to Brooklyn, New York to live with their father and stepmother. Some reports say that it was his grandmother's death that caused him to move to New York. His goal was to become a police officer, a pilot, or a U.S. Marine. Due to racial discrimination African American soldiers often did not receive the same honor as their white comrades.
Death is near
As I lay here on this battleground surrounded by gunshots, my wounds slowly leak my smelly bodily fluids like a drain. My other troops lay next to me already gone as there are others who still live. Why did it have to end this way? I ask.
Life Imitating Art: From ‘The Killing Fields’ to Afghanistan
There’s an oddly prescient moment, early in the remarkable, harrowing 1984 film The Killing Fields, about journalists working in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge takeover, where a cynical war photographer for the New York Times, played by John Malkovich, looks doubtfully at the occupying Khmer Rouge guerrillas, many of them 14- and 15-year-old conscripts, some of them with yellow peace flowers sticking out from the barrels of their AK-47 assault rifles, and remarks to Times war correspondent Sydney Schanberg, played by Sam Waterston: “I wonder if these guys are for real.”
The Marine Businesses
I have this amazing group of former Marines on my LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/devani-r-39b4051b1/ ) who are just the most amazing guys you could ever be blessed to have in your life and have your back. They work hard, they dream big and they make it happen. So as my way to say thank you, you have to look at their businesses. I have and I this has nothing to do with any thing other than my respect for their hard work and ingenuity .
A Clerical Error
After the infamous “Slaughtocorrect Incident” and the cautionary demise of Major General Inimi Tagret, the use of self-editing text in military documents had been permanently banned. Lance Corporals and Gunnery Sergeants, less disposed to data entry than to the stabbing and shooting (respectively) of assorted hazards, thus found themselves in a bitter trench-war between their keyboards and their carpal tunnels. Errors, accordingly, occurred.
Five Minutes in Afghanistan
CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! A few AK rounds snap past my ears, leaving the distinct smell of gunpowder in the air. I dive down and hit the ground hard with a thud.
USS Indianapolis Heroes
I've always had a fascination about the saga of the USS Indianapolis, an American heavy cruiser that was torpedoed in the waning days of WWII. This story has captivated me since the first time I heard about the sailors that survived five agonizing days afloat in the vast Pacific Ocean, hundreds succumbing to dehydration, sharks, and wounds.
Elite Command Ops, Absolute Victory, & Superstructure
Marines do command great power! As Elite force we’ll devour, Sol’s enemies hour, by hour. Ranking among men we’re supreme. Things we achieve may seem extreme. Our rock hard bods are the stuff of dreams. We reach foreign & domestic. Things we do you might not expect. We’ll do anything to protect! Each challenge we do overcome. We don’t quit, until we have won. To withstand us, us you become. Strategic we love to practice. We’re experts of brute force tactics. These boys are as soft as cactus. We’re trained to expertly kill. To directives, surrender will. For our great cause blood we do spill.
Open Letter to the Marines
Disclaimer: This letter is for the Marines specifically; however, I respect and support any of the military branches that keep us safe at home and afar. I come from an extensive military background since the 1940's, so I take my dedication to soldiers very seriously. Please do not misunderstand my intentions. Thank you and God bless.
Robert and his wife Emily were up early today. Each year they hosted the annual neighborhood Memorial Day BBQ, a special point of pride for Robert who had served for 8 years in the Marine Corps. Those days were long behind him and he had settled into his new career as an Operations Manager at the nearby vehicle manufacturing facility. His wife was an adjunct professor at the local community college.
Marine Corps Stories: To the Lady in the Place, With Style and Grace
“I was thinking the same thing but...you haven’t touched your wine,” Nancy Larce said. Joyner Falk flashed his car keys and said, “Arrive alive in Delaware. No ‘buzzed’ driving.”