United States Marine Corps In Afghanistan. The Battle for Marjah Link to this post!
The most decorated combat flight in U. S. history didn’t take place in a major battle. It was a photo-reconnaissance flight; the flight of ‘old 666′ in June of 1943. Read about the Eager Beaver Crew here. Link to this post!
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 That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day
Not all wounds are visible! Raise awareness… Link to this post!
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Last week’s video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses went viral on the Internet. Among the responses was Lt. Col. Allen West’s ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell‘. I agree the actions of those Marines do not represent the values we learn in the Corps, however, unless you’ve been shot at by the Taliban, Shut … Read more War Is Hell
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 CASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger
by Wally Beddoe, 2010 Abstract This report considers the moral issues associated with killing in a war. To add flavor to an otherwise mundane report, we will hear first-hand thoughts from Marines I have interviewed for this paper who have killed in war and how killing affected them then and now. For the purposes of … Read more Killing In War
Being the webmaster for the USMC Combat Helicopter Association since 1997, I am familiar with many of the members, squadrons, aircraft, stories, terminology, bases, etc. so “Cleared Hot”, like Marion Sturkey’s “Bonnie-Sue“, was an educational read for me. Highly Recommended! Although I was a Marine stationed on a helicopter base in the early 80’s, I … Read more Cleared Hot! – Book Review