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President signs bill paving way for Vietnam gunny Medal of Honor

President Trump has signed into law a bill that paves the way for Marine Gunny John Canley to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War. Then-Gunny John Canley originally was awarded the Navy Cross while serving as a company commander for the 1st … Read morePresident signs bill paving way for Vietnam gunny Medal of Honor

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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 moreThe 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 moreMy Men Are My Heroes – The Brad Kasal Story

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Sgt Hutchins Case Far Beyond Absurd

On 2/13/14 Sgt Hutchins’ arraignment for unpremeditated murder charges of an “Unknown Iraqi Male” in Hamnadiya, Iraq in April 2006 took place at Camp Pendleton. This is the third time around. Although his case has already been overturned twice (the second time by the highest court in the military justice system, The Court of Appeals … Read moreSgt Hutchins Case Far Beyond Absurd

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