Ride The Thunder Movie

By Tami Jackson – jackson.tamara@comcast.net RICHARD BOTKIN SERVED ACTIVE IN THE MARINES FROM 1980 – 1983, THEN 12 YEARS IN THE RESERVES. BOTKIN IS A MARINE’S MARINE AND, WHEN THIS TRUE STORY FELL IN HIS LAP, HE FELT COMPELLED TO MAKE IT HIS MISSION. Though his service post-dates the Vietnam War, many of the men – > Read More

D-Day through the eyes of an 11 year old

Project Vigil:Stanley Stockins On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and died on Omaha beach on D-Day morning 70 years earlier. This is how he did it.

Help Honor Korean War Veterans

HELP HONOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMISTICE! Did you know the average age of a veteran of the Korean War, known as “the Forgotten War,” is 81 years old? These proud men and women and their families who served and sacrificed for our country deserve to be recognized and honored – > Read More

UFC Fighters Train Like Elite Warriors

Watch the entire series! Good to go! Four UFC fighters traveled to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to test themselves against a rapid-fire version of The Crucible. After 12 weeks of intense training, the United States Marine Corps puts recruits through the ultimate trial — The Crucible. For 54 straight hours, their endurance, teamwork, and – > Read More

Touch A Name On The Wall

During the USMC Vietnam Helicopter Association’s event at “The Wall South” in Pensacola (1998), we had several flyovers by helicopters. I was in the H-34 as it flew over (2:04 into the video, piloted by Larry Turner and Ben Cascio) and it sure got a warm reception from the crowd, most of who hadn’t seen – > Read More

Col Mike Lowe’s Mess Night Speech

Col. Lowe was invited to be a guest speaker at a formal “Dining In” at Basic School at Quantico and who took the time to actually compose a crowd-friendly, entertaining message. The following are the remarks of Col. Mike Lowe, the Commander of Marine Corps Base Quantico. These remarks are very much to the point – > Read More

Marines help brighten woman’s Big Apple experience

November 22, 2011 Oklahoma cancer patient meets Team Semper Fi at Yankee Stadium Elaine Blaisdell Cumberland Times-News CUMBERLAND — A recent visit to Yankee Stadium in New York was a dream come true for an Oklahoma cancer patient. Team Semper Fi, of which local retired Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Arbogast is a member, fulfilled the – > Read More

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 Stanton, Ben’s crew chief from Vietnam, and I were special guests to observe the pre-Opening Bell celebration of Veteran’s Day. We arrived prior to 0800 and were treated to a – > Read More

Operation SHUFLY, 50th anniversary

“Headquarters Marine Corps, Division of Public Affairs, is currently organizing a series of commemorative events in honor of the 50th anniversary of Operation SHUFLY, the first U.S. Marine Corps engagement in combat operations leading to the Vietnam War. If you served in one of the squadrons listed below as part of this Operation, DivPA is – > Read More

9/11, We Remember

The date Sept. 11 will forever evoke in the hearts and minds of all Americans’ recollections of unimaginable tragedy, of lives callously and brutally cut short, of unspeakable horror and sorrow. And that is as it should be — we must never forget the depths of inhumanity to which terrorist fanatics are willing to sink – > Read More

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Veterans Day Parade NYC 2010

One Marine’s spectacular tribute to our nation’s veterans. Semper Fi Lee Winters! You done good Marine. This is beautiful. God Bless America!~Cpl. Beddoe THE MUSIC ON THIS VIDEO, “AMAZING GRACE” IS BY CELTIC WOMAN FROM THEIR ALBUM, “SONGS FROM THE HEART”. THEY ARE THE VOICES OF ANGELS. I’M A MARINE, (ACTIVE, 1959-1963) AND A NYC – > Read More

Update from CO of MCAS in Okinawa

This is [forwarded] from the CO of Marine Corps Air Station, Futemna, Okinawa, Colonel Dale Smith. 17-Mar; Quick note to let you know what’s happening and a sincere “thanks” for your note of concern…it’s not taken for granted and appreciated greatly.  We worked all weekend…(Air Station is normally limited hours on Saturday’s, closed Sunday’s)…open 24/7 – > Read More