The War of 1812

Battles at Sea and on Lakes The Marines’ participation in the War of 1812 was both on land and aboard vessels sailing the high seas and lakes. In four major sea battles, Marines helped win three, and earned a reputation for deadly marksmanship. In September 1813, Marines and woodsmen fought with Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s … Read more The War of 1812

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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 My Men Are My Heroes – The Brad Kasal Story

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

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UFC Fighters Train Like Elite Warriors

Watch the entire series! Good to go! Four UFC fighters traveled to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to test themselves against a rapid-fire version of The Crucible. After 12 weeks of intense training, the United States Marine Corps puts recruits through the ultimate trial — The Crucible. For 54 straight hours, their endurance, teamwork, and … Read more UFC Fighters Train Like Elite Warriors

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Drive On!

My good friend Jim Hatch (USMC, RVN) is a talented artist and one of my favorite songs he does is called “Drive On”, written by Johnny Cash after he and his wife June returned from a USO tour in Viet Nam. With Jim’s permission, please take a minute and listen to “Drive On! If you … Read more Drive On!

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