I Read Today …

The newspaper carried a short obituary about a young Marine who died recently in the Middle East. It didn’t say where he died. Nor did it mention how he died. Just that he had been serving in a combat zone. The article mentioned the town he came from and he had graduated from the local … Read more I Read Today …

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River City

You won’t find ‘River City’ on a map in Afghanistan Northern Helmand Province – U.S. Marines stationed in Now Zad only have one link to home – a small wooden shack in the middle of their base. Inside, they crowd around five or six telephones and around eight computer stations. This is where troops connect … Read more River City

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Honoring a Fallen Milblogger: Air Force Captain, Jenna Wilcox

RIP Captain..~Wally ———- Forwarded message ———-From: Milblogging.com Webmaster Date: Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 16:51Subject: Honoring a Fallen Milblogger: Air Force Captain, Jenna WilcoxTo: usmc81@gmail.com April 3rd, 2010 Air Force Captain, Jenna Wilcox, died from injuries suffered when a tire exploded in her lap. She had recently returned home from Afghanistan. Her husband, who also … Read more Honoring a Fallen Milblogger: Air Force Captain, Jenna Wilcox

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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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Body of O.C. Marine killed in Afghanistan is coming home

A carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan off of a transport airplane. Hogan graduated from Tesoro High School (San Clemente) and had wanted to join the Marine Corps to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He was killed in a roadside bomb explosion on Wednesday while on … Read more Body of O.C. Marine killed in Afghanistan is coming home

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R.I.P. Petty Officer Neil Roberts

http://www.navyseals.com/neil-roberts Navy SEALBUD/S Class: 184SEAL Service: 10 yearsRank: Petty Officer First ClassAge: 32Home: Woodland, CAAssigned: Naval Special Warfare Development GroupDied: March 4, 2002Operation: Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) Details: Roberts was killed in combat during a clandestine insertion, when the MH-47 Chinook helicopter he was readying to exit made a rushed take-off from a 10,000 foot mountain … Read more R.I.P. Petty Officer Neil Roberts

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Paul Melvin Beddoe, KIA Vietnam

PFC Paul Melvin Beddoe was a member of Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. PFC Beddoe died Jan. 21, 1968 in a Da Nang hospital, one day after he received fragment wounds from an explosive device while on patrol in the vicinity of Khe Sanh (Hill 881S). He was my Dad’s 1st cousin. As long as … Read more Paul Melvin Beddoe, KIA Vietnam

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