Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

This letter was written by Charles Grennel and his comrades, veterans of the Global War On Terror. Grennel is an Army Reservist who spent two years in Iraq and was a principal in putting together the first Iraq elections in January 2005. They wrote it to Jill Edwards, student at the University of Washington, who … Read more

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Happy 241st Birthday Leathernecks!

As we celebrate our Corps’ Birthday, a heartfelt Semper Fi! We’ll toast to those who have gone before us and to those forever by our side. Link to this post!

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Marine One Computer Security Breach?

NOT GOOD! Somebody needs to be held accountable…~Wally http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10184558-83.htmlAn Internet security company claims that Iran has taken advantage of a computer security breach to obtain engineering and communications information about Marine One, President Barack Obama’s helicopter, according to a report by WPXI, NBC’s affiliate in Pittsburgh. Tiversa, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., reportedly discovered a … Read more

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Colonel Gregory R. “Pappy” Boyington, Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Squadron 214. Place and date: Central Solomons area, from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944. Entered service at: Washington. Born: 4 December 1912, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Other Navy award: Navy Cross. Citation:For extraordinary heroism and valiant devotion to duty as commanding officer of Marine Fighting … Read more

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Colonel Gregory R. "Pappy" Boyington, Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Squadron 214. Place and date: Central Solomons area, from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944. Entered service at: Washington. Born: 4 December 1912, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Other Navy award: Navy Cross. Citation:For extraordinary heroism and valiant devotion to duty as commanding officer of Marine Fighting … Read more

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Giovanna’s Hero

This wonder piece completely moved me.~Wally Marine Sergeant, Police Officer Sean P.By Giovanna P., Hull, MA To me, heroes are those who put others first, even if it means risking their life. Heroes have courage, integrity, and bravery. They will stop at nothing. A hero is a person who is not afraid of adversity. My … Read more

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Violence in Iraq Drops to Six-Year Low

American Forces Press ServiceViolence in Iraq Drops to Six-Year Low By John J. Kruzel BAGHDAD — Feb. 22, Army Maj. Gen. David Perkins, director for strategic effects at MNF – Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad the downtick in violence marks a 90% decrease since the surge of U.S. troops began in 2007. Contributing to the … Read more

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NY Times alters policy on ‘Marines’

sourceBy Andrew deGrandpré – Staff writerPosted : Wednesday Feb 25, 2009 10:11:16 EST Leathernecks have long found it irksome — heck, they’ve downright hated the fact — that The New York Times has refused to capitalize the “m” in Marine. It’s a point of pride, Marines always argue, to which the Times has routinely replied, … Read more

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