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Thursday, a dreary, cold day in Southern California . My pal Lisa Agustsson and I drove down the 405 Freeway to the 5, immense ten lane highways most of the way, to camp Pendleton, the major Marine Corps base on the West Coast. I had been invited to appear and meet and greet marines attached … Read more Ben Stein at Camp Pendleton, CA
Excerpt from: http://www.michaelyon-online.com/one-giant-leap.htm The U.S. Marines are flooding in, and you might think that every Marine helicopter in our arsenal is here. I’ll not give numbers and types other than to say the line of aircraft is long and formidable. The U.S. Marines are a spectacle for the U.S. Army and also the British Army. … Read more Livin’ the dream, Sir!
He was sitting on a park bench, hunched and looking low. It was hard to imagine how he’d looked so long ago. His beard was long and shaggy now; his sparse hair white as snow but his steel gray eyes were piercing and I turned away to go. He looked lonely and forgotten and maybe … Read more Whisper Semper Fi
Semper Fi Ben, thank you for your patriotism!~Wally“If other young men were giving their time, then why was the same not expected of me?” Second Lt. Stafford says. Leading Marines “has been, and will most likely always be, the greatest honor and privilege of my life.” [READ STORY] http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!
Some character this Marine has. A true inspiration for the rest of us who think like is hard…~Wally Joshua Hoffman, paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper’s bullet in Iraq, must undergo 90 minutes of therapy every four hours at his Middleville home just to survive. That does not even begin to touch rehabilitation … Read more Paralyzed Marine vet lives grueling days with remarkable spirit
My dad, Angelo, was in the hospital in Tacoma, Washington. A former Marine and veteran of the Korean War, he was having his third knee replacement surgery. A long and very painful operation was going to be made even worse, because dad was going through it alone. There was no one to hold his hand, … Read more I sent the world’s finest…
Life On The Rodeo Road: Don’t Mess With The MarinesBy Paul KnightWednesday, Mar. 4 2009 @ 12:10PM Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with a herd of men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell … Read more Don’t Mess With The Marines
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
By Col. Daniel F. Bolger, USA (Excerpt from DEATH GROUND: TODAY’S AMERICAN INFANTRY IN BATTLE) What makes Marine infantry special? Asking the question that misses the most fundamental point about the United States Marine Corps. In the Marines, everyone–sergeant, mechanic, cannoneer, supply man, clerk, aviator, cook–is a rifleman first. The entire Corps, all 170,000 or … Read more An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different
Ask a Marine what’s so special about the Marines and the answer would be “esprit de corps”, an unhelpful French phrase that means exactly what it looks like – the spirit of the Corps, but what is that spirit, and where does it come from? The Marine Corps is the only branch of the U.S. … Read more What Makes a Marine a Marine?
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 A Marine Toast