With The Old Breed

The HBO Series The Pacific, based on E. B. Sledge’s book With The Old Breed, was very educational and I enjoyed the stories and lessons. After watching it, I purchased the book right away. With The Old Breed, one Marine’s detailed story about fighting the Japanese at Peleliu and Okinawa during World War Two. “Sledgehammer” – > Read More

Essays on War: Mattis

by Stan Coerr November 28, 2016 America knows General James Mattis as a character, Mad Dog Mattis, fount of funny quotes and Chuck Norris-caliber memes. Those of us who served with him know that he is a caring, erudite, warfighting general. And we know that there is a reason he uses the callsign Chaos: he – > Read More

General Mattis Quotes

“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.” “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” “The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your – > Read More

Parris Island: Making Marines for 100 years

A special report on the past and present of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on its 100th anniversary. Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article39395994.html#storylink=cpy

Kentucky Marine

Kentucky Marine – Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC by David J. Bettez, Winner, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Colonel Joseph Alexander Award — Always Faithful, but Forgotten to History New book examines the life career of one of the most influential figures Lexington, KY—Soldiers of the Sea serve with a – > Read More

Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more conspicuous are the euphonious place names found everywhere , including the name San Diego itself, and the picturesque architecture that may be seen, not only in the city, but also – > Read More

Take a Virtual Tour of the Marine Corps Museum

Welcome to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! This rich, interactive virtual environment will serve as the gateway for Marines and visitors from all around the world to see the museum regardless of their location. Explore the U.S. Marine Corps’ proud heritage from your desktop…marvel at the Marine aircraft suspended throughout the – > Read More

Navy SEALs: Pressure on standards?

San Diego Union-Tribune Online, Sept. 27 | Jeanette Steele As SEAL leader recommends opening to women, former SEALs discuss issues facing elite branch In the Navy SEAL world, “standards” is the word of the hour. As momentum builds for the elite Navy branch to open its doors to women, former SEALs are concerned there will – > Read More

Compass and a Camera, A Year in Vietnam

With a compass to direct him in his job as a forward observer and a personal camera to document his experiences and keep him connected to his creative side, Vietnam veteran Steven Burchik was lucky enough to make it home and years later decided to write about the most challenging year of his life. Like – > Read More

The Making of a Navy SEAL by Brandon Webb

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Hardcover – August 25, 2015 by Brandon Webb (Author), John David Mann (Author), Marcus Luttrell (Foreword) Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper – > Read More

The Navy SEAL Art of War

Successful military leaders who transition into business like gangbusters, have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the aspiring and even experienced business leader. “The Navy SEAL Art Of War” by Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer (Ret.), Rob Roy is full of what I call “gold nuggets”; proven modi operandi and wisdom to supplement – > Read More

Burial At Sea

by Lt Col George Goodson, USMC (Ret) In my 76th year, the events of my life appear to me, from time to time, as a series of vignettes. Some were significant; most were trivial. War is the seminal event in the life of everyone that has endured it. Though I fought in Korea and the – > Read More

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter relives his journey

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter relives his journey to the Medal of Honor through letters to his mother. From recruit training to a phone call from the president, Carpenter talks about his recovery after being wounded in Afghanistan and the strength he’s drawn from his family.