My Men Are My Heroes – The Brad Kasal Story

Last summer, a friend gave me a copy of “My Men Are My Heroes”, the book which tells the story of Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal, the senior NCO in 3/1’s Weapons Company in Iraq during the November 2004 Battle for Fallujah. As I had several other books I was either reading or planned to – > Read More

Marine Executive Association

I’m proud to be a member of the Marine Executive Association ~Cpl. Beddoe The Marine Executive Association is Marines helping Marines during transition, carrying on the Marine tradition “Taking Care of Our Own.” MEA members network their marketplace knowledge; contacts; job locations; and personal experience to assist the transitioning Marine penetrate the civilian marketplace. Using – > Read More

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 a surprise. I remember the smells more than anything. To this day, I can still smell the Iraqi towns and local foods, which trigger fond memories of exploring a new – > Read More

Singapore Navy, US Marines integrate in Jungle Training

Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary force conducted joint reconnaissance and surveillance training with the Republic of Singapore Naval Diving Unit Jan 11. during exercise Sandfisher. Exercise Sandfisher is a bilateral training exercise between Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Marine Corps, the event enables the two militaries to – > Read More

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 Year and a wrap-up of 2011.

Make Peace or Die!

A documentary film from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines during their deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Video Produced by 1/5 Combat Camera, Sgt Logan Pierce, Cpl Nathan McCord, LCpl Kowshon Ye, PFC Jason Morrison

Marine to receive Medal of Honor

A Marine sergeant will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan from President Obama on Sept. 15, the White House announced Friday. Dakota Meyer, 23, a scout-sniper from Columbia, Ky., fought through fire from enemy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades to help rescue and evacuate more than 15 wounded Afghan soldiers and recover – > Read More

‪**MARINES IN ACTION**

‪**MARINES IN ACTION** —-*WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES**—‬‏ – YouTube http://www.usmc81.com

Cpl. Dakota Meyer MOH

By Dan Lamothe – Staff writerPosted : Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 18:36:54 EDT Dakota Meyer, a former corporal, will be honored for his heroics in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, in September 2009 A Marine who repeatedly braved enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan attempting to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team will receive the – > 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

23-FEB-1945, IWO JIMA

THESE BROTHERS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!~Cpl. Beddoe During WW II, between August 1944 and mid-February 1945, the U.S. Navy and Seventh Air Force ravaged the volcanic island Iwo Jima, 775 miles from Japan, with 6,800 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 22,000 5- and 16-inch shells. It was the most massive pre-assault bombardment in – > Read More