Make Peace or Die!

A documentary film from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines during their deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Video Produced by 1/5 Combat Camera, Sgt Logan Pierce, Cpl Nathan McCord, LCpl Kowshon Ye, PFC Jason Morrison Link to this post!

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USMC Patches

Cpl. Beddoe’s USMC Patch Collection: Patches collected (over 600) during the past 20 years while webmaster of POPASMOKE.COM or click here Link to this post!

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Marine Corps Reading List 2011

REVISION OF THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM LIST  Date Signed: 7/8/2011  ALMAR  Active  Number: 027/11  2011  R 082003Z JUL 11, UNCLASSIFIED//, LMAR 027/11, MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//, SUBJ/REVISION OF THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM LIST//, REF/A/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC/081912ZSEP2009//, AMPN/REF A IS ALMAR 029/09, UPDATE TO MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING LIST.// GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1.  … Read more Marine Corps Reading List 2011

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USMC Eagle Globe Anchor 1868-1968

Courtesy: HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION, HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1968 The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the development of the emblem and to provide students of Marine Corps history with a reference for its display on the diversity of uniforms worn by Marines since 1868. EGA 1868-1968 Part … Read more USMC Eagle Globe Anchor 1868-1968

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Purple Foxes – February 7, 1969 and 2007

On February 7, 1969, a Marine helicopter crashed in Vietnam, killing six of the seven on board. On February 7, 2007, a Marine helicopter was shot down in Iraq, killing all seven on board. Both helicopters belonged to the Purple Foxes of HMM-364, a Marine Corps helicopter squadron. In 1969, a Corpsman by the name … Read more Purple Foxes – February 7, 1969 and 2007

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USMC Button Insignia

The oldest military insignia in continuous use in the United States. It first appeared, as shown here, on Marine Corps buttons adopted in 1804. With the stars changed to five points, this device has continued on Marine Corps buttons to the present day. http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

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Marine Corps Quotes

Source: http://www.txdevildog.com/marine-corps-quotes/ Follow @txdevildog on Twitter “Many quotes are from ‘Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines’, by my good buddy Marion Sturkey. http://tinyurl.com/sturkey “Mess With One MARINE You Mess With Them All!” “A Marine on duty has no friends.” “Do not fear the enemy, they can only take your life. It is better to fear … Read more Marine Corps Quotes

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Gopher Broke – Medal of Honor Story

A tribute to the Crew of “Blood Sweat & Tears”And the Marines of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division Marines were dying. They had hit an explosive device, and the Marines of Alpha Company, 3rd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division closed ranks. They had been sweeping an area on the left … Read more Gopher Broke – Medal of Honor Story

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