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

Al Gray, Marine — The Early Years, 1950-1967, Volume One

by Scott Laidig slaidig@gmail.com Dear family, friends, Marines, veterans, and colleagues, Many of you know that, for the past 5 or 6 years, much of my time has been devoted to writing a multi-volume biography of General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps. It has been the honor of my lifetime to – > 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

The Marine NCO

Clip from part 1 of HBO’s “The Pacific”

Recon Team Lunchbox

by Rod Carlson It was nearly noon and I was sitting in the cockpit looking up at rotor blades turn slower and slower and finally lurch to a stop. Our helicopter had just touched down at an obscure landing pad on the outskirts of Danang. Bruce Lake reached over his head to the instrument panel – > Read More

A Marine’s journey to peace through Kibera

A marine's journey to peace through Kibera, East African That is the only explanation for the unlikely love affair between the sprawling slum and a young American Marine who could have been doing more exciting things with his time. Only a Kibera resident would understand this.  http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/A+marine+journey+to+peace+through+Kibera/-/434746/1214756/-/hjmoudz/-/ http://www.usmc81.com

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

I am a Marine

I am a Marine, Born in 1775. Through two centuries, I’ve fought the best; And through two centuries, survived. I’ve fought the British twice, And two times I have won. Because of me, there was a setting of the Empire’s sun. I am a Marine. And I’ve fought in many nations, From Mexico’s Chapultepec, to – > Read More

A Marine Toast

There once was the love of a beautiful maid And the love of a staunch, true man And the love of a baby, unafraid All have existed since time began But the eternal love The love of all loves Even greater than love for mother Is the infinite, passionate, tender love Of one drunken Marine – > Read More