MARINE CORPS CREAMED GROUND BEEF (SOS)

For those of us that remember SOS –Ed Creamer 1 – 1/2 Lb. (24 oz) of lean ground beef (80/20) 2 Tbsp. butter 1 cup chopped onion 3 Tbsp. flour 2 Tbsp. granulated garlic (or garlic powder) 4 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 cups milk Salt and pepper to taste Brown meat, – > Read More

MEN IN BLACK: What it’s like to get ambushed

Men in Black is a true story as told by soldier and writer Colby Buzzell ( @colbybuzzell ) about his experience in Iraq MEN IN BLACK (Excerpt from ‘Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience’) from Evan Parsons on Vimeo.

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 the Espirit de Corps of the 1st Marine Division. I lived in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining the Marines in 1968, I learned that there was a Marine who – > 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

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 entering my humble abode. I may think you have something terrible under it and will do my best to exterminate it quickly, efficiently, and fatally. You do not touch my – > Read More

Cpl. Kent Cagle, USMC

Today America lost a warrior, the Marine Corps lost a Brother, a family lost a loved one, and I lost one of my best friends. In the early 1980’s, Cpl. Kent Cagle honorably served his country as a United States Marine. I was proud to have served with him and call him a brother. In – > Read More

USMC Patches

Cpl. Beddoe’s USMC Patch Collection: Patches collected (over 600) during the past 20 years while webmaster of POPASMOKE.COM or click here

OSAMA BIN LADEN

ALPHAMIKEFOXTROT! Semper Fi! http://www.usmc81.com

CASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger

Bruce Williams-Burden, former Navy Corpsman (RVN), wrote a book earlier this year year titled “Luminous Base”. The book is a well-researched collection of respectful and caring stories of Corpsmen killed in action. In April, I posted a review of the book here on my blog. With Bruce’s permission, I am posting a chapter from his – > Read More

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 terrorists down here; I’d like to take a moment for you folks at home to make it clear; Merry Christmas from the Eastern Hemisphere. Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, way back – > Read More

Add daily USMC quote to your Blog or Website

If you’d like to add a feed with a daily USMC Marine Corps quote to your blog, here’s the RSS feed to add: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/96885392.rss http://www.usmc81.com

Whisper Semper Fi

He was sitting on a park bench, hunched and looking low. It was hard to imagine how he’d looked so long ago. His beard was long and shaggy now; his sparse hair white as snow but his steel gray eyes were piercing and I turned away to go. He looked lonely and forgotten and maybe – > Read More

One Ride With YP-13

You should be hearing Martin Sheen and Jim Farley talk about the March 31, 1965 mission which made the cover of TIME magazine. As the webmaster for the USMC/Combat Helicopter Association (POPASMOKE), I get to meet some awesome Marines and Corpsmen. In the summer of 2000, during one of the reunions in San Diego, I – > Read More