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  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Marine Corps scolded for dragging its feet integrating women into the infantry

    01/08/2016 1:21:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/8/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has sent scolding memorandum to the Marine Corps, warning commanders that problems with integrating women into the infantry should not be used as an excuse to “halt the policy.” Mr. Mabus is also ordering the Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, to remove the word “man” from titles, apparently meaning the job title of “infantryman” is a casualty. Mr. Mabus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi, has followed the Obama’s administration’s priorities in other ares. He has named war ships after liberal politicians, push climate change initiatives and followed the first lady’s lead on nutrition...
  • Marine arrested in UNT student's murder

    01/06/2016 3:53:55 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 14 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 6, 2016 | David Goins and Jobin Panicker
    DENTON – An arrest has been made in connection with the New Year's Day murder of Sara Mutschlechner, a student at the University of North Texas. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, was taken into custody after being located in Yuma, Arizona by the U.S. Marshals Service Tuesday morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Denton Police Department. Johnson is a Marine and was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, according to Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer Capt. Justin Smith. Johnson was arrested at the base at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Denton Police said Wednesday that...
  • Authorities search for Marine missing from NJ base for nearly a week

    12/26/2015 4:11:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/26/2015
    <p>Officials from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, near Pemberton, are looking for 28-year-old Marine Sgt. Tristan Clinger.</p> <p>Clinger’s wife told the station the man took off on foot around 4 p.m. ET on December 20 and has not been seen since then.</p>
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Medal Of Honor Recipient: "If ISIS Shows Up Here,We Will Crush Them"

    11/16/2015 2:45:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Trent Baker
    Marine veteran Dakota Meyer said on Sunday’s Fox News Channel broadcast of “Fox & Friends” that he and some of his military buddies are ready to take on ISIS on American soil.
  • WATCH Marine Give Thug With a Baseball Bat a Lesson in Kick-Ass

    11/07/2015 3:46:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Nancy Hayes
    It’s sad to think we have many thugs who think they can get away with anything. But it’s great to see a real life “hero” come to the rescue and put a bully in his place, right? If you need a real feel good today, check this out. A United States Marine in South Philly disarms the baseball bat and chokes the attacker to sleep without getting hit once.
  • Police respond to reports of gunman in Davenport, Bettendorf

    10/26/2015 12:48:25 PM PDT · by Aliska · 28 replies
    KWQC News, Davenport, Iowa ^ | October 26, 2015 | Marcia Lense
    BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) Police are responding to calls of a possible shooter in the 4500 block of Utica Ridge in Bettendorf. It appears to have started at the Marine recruiting office located at 710 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A witness tells TV-6 that he heard shots fired at a law office next to the Marine recruiting center. He says he heard screaming and then heard the gunman try to reload his gun. A Marine recruiter told everyone to run. As the witness was running, he said he heard more gunfire. Kimberly...
  • Hero former Marine saves mother and baby from smoldering car wreck

    10/16/2015 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/15 | Chris Pleasance
    A hero former Marine has helped save a mother and her baby from a smoking car wreck in New York despite having lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Matias Ferreira, 26, was driving through the Queens area of New York City on Wednesday when he came across a car wreck with a mother trapped inside screaming for help. Despite wearing prosthetic legs below both knees after stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, Ferreira ran to help, climbing into the back seat to free her baby from its car seat. Meanwhile, Ferreira's brother and father-in-law, who...
  • Marine dead with gunshot wound to head at Camp Pendleton shooting range

    10/05/2015 5:45:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    LA Times.com ^ | 10/5/15 | Tony Perry
    A young Marine was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head at a marksmanship range at Camp Pendleton early Monday, officials said. The Marine, from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was part of a training exercise in which live ammunition was used, said officials at the Marine Corps base.
  • Neller takes over as top Marine as Dunford moves on to chairman of Joint Chiefs

    09/24/2015 6:08:05 PM PDT · by opbuzz · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 24, 2015 | Corey Dickstein
    WASHINGTON Hailed as a tested warrior and an innovative strategist, Gen. Robert Neller accepted command of the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday morning during a traditional ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington. Neller who was pinned with a fourth star Thursday became the Corps 37th commandant, taking over for Gen. Joseph Dunford, who held the post for less than a year. Dunford will become the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., replacing retiring Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.
  • Marines to release study questioning women's role in combat [Less effective than all-men units]

    09/10/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/10/2015 | Anna Mulrine
    An experimental Marine Corps study obtained by the Monitor has concluded that units with both men and women are less effective than all-male units. The results of the experiment, known as the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force (GCEITF), could be used by the Marines as grounds to ask for an exemption to the combat exclusion policy, which currently bars women from taking part in direct combat. The services have until January to open all jobs to women, or ask Pentagon leaders for an exemption by October. The GCEITF included roughly 200 male and 75 female volunteers, who were evaluated...
  • One Marine killed, 11 hurt in helicopter accident in North Carolina

    09/03/2015 5:42:53 PM PDT · by 2111USMC · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2015 | Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago and Letitia Stein in Tampa, Fla.
    One U.S. Marine was killed and 11 were injured when a helicopter made a hard landing during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the Marines said on Thursday. The accident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Wednesday with a CH-53E helicopter, is under investigation, the Marines said in a statement. A hard landing occurs when an aircraft touches down with greater force and speed than normal, typically after a particularly fast or steep descent, according to the statement. Of the injured, two were hospitalized in stable condition. Nine were scheduled to be released after medical evaluation, the...
  • Reminder: Marine at risk of discharge over e-mailing classified document to warn against massacre

    08/14/2015 10:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens to people who send classified data through unsecured e-mail channels? Unless his or her name rhymes with Millary Minton, it usually results in legal discipline or prosecution. As a reminder of what happens to rank-and-file Americans who act with gross negligence in retaining and transmitting classified data, The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly spotlights the legal battle of a Marine Corps officer and New York City firefighter who violated the law — in an attempt to warn people of a danger that went tragically ignored: As the protégé of an accused drug lord with connections to the then...
  • Teen With Cancer Gets to Be Marine for a Day

    07/28/2015 8:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Published at 10:23 PM PDT on Jul 27, 2015 Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Teen-With | Brie Stimson
    Marines at Camp Pendleton served their community in a different way Saturday by granting the Make-A-Wish of a Poway teenager battling cancer. James Gallant, who is on the verge of turning 16, was just diagnosed with brain cancer. His wish? To be a Marine for the day. James has loved the military since he was two years old and always wanted to be a part of it, James mother, Sarah Silverstein, told Marines at Camp Pendleton. During his two years of junior ROTC in high school, James became especially interested in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). So to make his wish...
  • NOSC Commander and Marine used sidearms to engage Chattanooga Jihadi

    07/25/2015 5:48:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Navy Times reports that the installation commander and a Marine engaged the Chattanooga Jihadi with sidearms during the attack. From the navytimes.com: A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting's aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center's commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman. From the comments, Mark Keith states that : gunnery sergeant sullivan eel...
  • Walker Cancels Campaign Events to Attend Funeral of Marine Killed in Chattanooga

    07/24/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, ^ | 7/24/15 | Sarah Rumpf
    Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has cancelled his campaign events scheduled for tomorrow in order to attend the funeral of one of the five service members killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Breitbart News has learned. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, a native of Wisconsin, was killed on July 16th when a gunman opened fire at a Chattanooga Naval Reserve support center. According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg High School. Holmquist joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009, and his service included deployments in Afghanistan and
  • Walker cancels campaigning to attend funeral

    07/24/2015 9:10:55 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 12 replies
    WEAU in Eau Claire, WI ^ | 7/24/2015 | not credited
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or hell be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • Disabled Vet Stands Guard Outside Of Alabama Marine Recruiting Office

    07/21/2015 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, disabled veteran Jim Young stood guard outside a Guntersville, Alabama, Marine recruiting office as part of his patriotic duty. Young stood outside the office for approximately three hours. According to 48 WAFF, Young said, I felt it was my patriotic duty to make sure nothing happened to them. I cant see them giving their life back here in the United States because someone wouldnt arm them.
  • Mother of Murdered Chattanooga Marine: Obama Has Not Called Me (VIDEO)

    07/20/2015 10:30:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cathy Wells, the mother of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells who was murdered last week in Chattanooga, joined Sean Hannity on Monday night. Cathy told Sean she has not received a call from President Obama. Sean Hannity: Have you heard from the president? Cathy Wells: No. Hannity: Does that surprise you? Cathy: No. Hannity: The same White House, I didnt even see the flags at half-mast. Did you? Cathy: I know some states are doing it Hannity: Im talking about Washington. Cathy: No. Hannity: Is this the same White House that after the Supreme Court decision put rainbows on the White...
  • Muslim Muhammad Adbulazeez Guns Down 4 Marines at Chattanooga Military Recruiting Station

    07/18/2015 9:15:28 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 5 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-18-15 | CleanTV
    Four Marines were shot and killed in a cowardly ambush by Muslim Muhammad Youssef Adbulazeez who drove his car up to the curb in front of the combined Naval and Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga and opened fire, without even getting out to face the Marines. As obvious as it is that the enemy of the United States and the western world is Islam and with the first name of Muhammad, the mainstream news media are trying everything they can to call this cold blooded murder anything other than Islam murder, despite the fact the core teachings of Islam and...
  • 36 Marine Heroes of Pacific WWII Theater Found 71 Years After Death

    07/09/2015 8:40:46 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The remains of 36 U.S. Marine heroes of a bloody World War II battle were found on an isolated island in the Pacific more than 70 years after they died, various news outlets report. He added that the remains, although they nave not been officially identified, almost indubitably include those of 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Americas highest military accolade, for conspicuous gallantry.
  • Fought Vietcong,Sandinistas,Saddam,Taliban,ISIS but last Vietnam vet in uniform is retiring

    07/02/2015 4:35:31 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 11 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    When Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic finally retires from the Army on July 8, it will be the end of a career that began in 1973 when he enlisted as a Marine and was deployed to Vietnam. He is now nearing his 60th birthday and has spent three quarters of his life fighting for his country. In fact, Sgt Major Jarnevic appears to be the last Vietnam veteran on active duty in the whole of the Army. During his 42 years of service he has served in Honduras during the Contra wars in the 80s and Kuwait in the 90s during...
  • Hearing delayed for teen accused of plotting to kill Americans [NC]

    06/24/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    WBTV ^ | 6/24/15 | Jennifer Miller
    The hearing for a Burke County teen accused of plotting to kill Americans in support of ISIL has been continued to July 8. Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, is charged with attempting to provide material support for terrorists and was arrested by the FBI after they searched his home in Morganton last Friday. According to a federal complaint, Sullivan was charged after having several conversations with an undercover FBI employee about planning the attacks. Sullivan's father, Rich Sullivan, said his son looked like a "deer caught in headlights" in court Wednesday. Wednesday the decision was made that Sullivan's preliminary hearing and...
  • Rangers, SEALs, now Raiders: Marines resurrect historic name

    06/19/2015 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 19, 2015 | By Jonathan Drew
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders. The Marines will rename several special operations units as Marine Raiders at a ceremony Friday, resurrecting a moniker made famous by World War II units that carried out risky amphibious and guerrilla operations. The exploits of the original Marine Raiders who pioneered tactics used by present-day special forces were captured in books and movies including "Gung Ho!" in 1943 and "Marine Raiders" in 1944. The...
  • Rachel Dolezal in earlier interview:

    06/16/2015 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Truth Revolt and the Daily Mail, here’s the best evidence lefties have that Dolezal isn’t the racial equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner. The basic story she tells might well be true: Albert Wilkerson, the man she passed off as her dad, did serve in the Corps and did migrate north as a young child after his father “had a confrontation with a police officer” in Birmingham. But he isn’t her father, of course, and the fact that she went so far as to steal his history to back up her own claim of being black is a step that Jenner...
  • Marine vet who was arrested for throwing coffee on Westboro protesters at Beau Biden funeral insists

    06/08/2015 1:48:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Dailymail.com United Kingdom ^ | 7 June 2015 Updated: 8 June 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Marine vet who was arrested for throwing coffee on Westboro protesters at Beau Biden funeral insists: 'I would do it again in a minute' A Vietnam veteran who was arrested after throwing warm coffee on Westboro Baptist Church protesters picketing the funeral of Beau Biden has spoken out. Richard Pierce, 64, of Wilmington, Delaware said while he would not suggest anyone do what he did calling his actions 'childish', he said he would 'do it again in a minute', according to the New York Daily News. He was taken into custody after he hurled the drink at three...
  • WWII Veteran Denied Move from Minnesota to California

    06/03/2015 8:28:38 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    kstp ^ | 6-3-15 | kstp
    A 99-year-old World War II veteran who wants to move from a Minnesota veterans' home to one in California is frustrated by a state law that requires six months of residency first. George Vandersluis grew up in Minneapolis and eventually settled in Fresno, California, where he raised his sons after the war. He returned to Minnesota after suffering a heart attack eight years ago to live in a Veterans Affairs facility in Hastings. KSTP first introduced you to Vandersluis, who is one of the last Pearl Harbor survivors, on Memorial Day.
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer a verse of Scripture the military determined could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline. The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/26/2015 6:18:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published May 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer a verse of Scripture the military determined could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline. The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Student Vet Suspended, Labeled Threat After Requesting Non-Muslim Counselor

    05/25/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 25, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Campus Reform reports that a former active-duty Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq and is diagnosed with combat-related PTSD was suspended from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi after he requested to meet with a non-Muslim counselor in the schools Office of Counseling and Disability Services.
  • Student vet with PTSD suspended, labeled threat to peers after requesting to meet with non-muslim

    05/25/2015 1:45:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | may 25, 2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    In an exclusive interview withCampus Reform, the former active-duty Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq said his suspension came after he requested to meet with a different counselor in the schools Office of Counseling and Disability Services. Rawls, who is diagnosed with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was originally paired with a female counselor who wore traditional Muslim dress during his initial visit to the office. -snip According to Rawls, his attempts to meet with staff members to discuss the schools policy about changing counselors were repeatedly ignored and it wasnt until a recent meeting with administrators that...
  • One Marine killed, 21 others hospitalized after Osprey aircraft's hard landing in Hawaii

    05/18/2015 7:56:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Derrick Perkins
    One Marine was killed and 21 others were hospitalized Sunday after an Osprey... had a "hard-landing mishap" at approximately 11:40 a.m. local time. Built by Boeing Co. and Bell, a unit of Textron Inc., the Osprey program was nearly scrapped after a history of mechanical failures and two test crashes that killed 23 Marines in 2000.
  • Here is a challenge, post a flag!

    05/13/2015 7:32:04 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    One Marine's View ^ | May 13, 2015 | One Marine
    1 - This is America You want to stomp on my flag (God help you if I see you do it) you have the freedom (and lack of brain cells) to destroy the item that gives you that very freedom here in America, however, I'm sure I can find numerous reasons you need to meet a US Marine, danger close. Americans are falling into the "sheep" category. [...] Here is an idea, I believe in America, if my flag bothers you, pack sand and eat shit. If it offends you, go back to the shit hole you came from. If...
  • U.S. Marine Helicopter Supporting Earthquake Relief Missing in Nepal

    05/12/2015 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/12/2015 | Staff
    A U.S. Marine helicopter supporting earthquake relief in Nepal was declared missing Tuesday with eight people on board, a military spokesman said. The UH-1Y Huey with two Nepalese soldiers and six U.S. Marines on board disappeared over Charikot, Nepal, at about 10 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. ET), said U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Army Maj. Dave Eastburn. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said the U.S. military is hopeful that the missing helicopter landed and is out of communication. A military official told NBC News there is "no indication that there was a crash" but "it is dark," so they could...
  • 'Saluting Marine' preps for annual vigil

    05/03/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    utsandiego.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Kragen
    Tim Chambers of Vista is famous for 5-hour frozen tribute to vets on Memorial Day weekend VISTA, Calif. Every year on Memorial Day weekend, more than 800,000 motorcyclists rumble through the streets of Washington, D.C., in a display of respect for war dead and military veterans known as Rolling Thunder. And standing at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street to acknowledge each and every rider is The Saluting Marine. Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers of Vista started his silent vigil on a whim in 2002. Today, he considers the annual effort both his civic duty...
  • Remembering the Last Marine to Die in Vietnam, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon

    05/01/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | APRIL 30, 2015 | By Kristin Toussaint
    When Corporal Charles McMahon was killed in a rocket attack by North Vietnamese troops, his home town of Woburn, Massachusetts felt the aftershocks. He was 21-years-old, had been deployed for less than two weeks, and was killed just one day before the Fall of Saigon ended the Vietnam war. Massachusetts had already lost 1,330 service members to the war, including the first killed-in-action casualty, Air Force TSgt. Richard Fitzgibbon Jr. of Stoneham. His son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard Fitzgibbon III, was killed in action nine years later, making them the sole father and son service member casualties in Vietnam....
  • Marine Found Dead at Camp Pendleton

    04/30/2015 10:53:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A Marine temporarily assigned to Camp Pendleton was found dead in the barracks, military officials confirmed Thursday. The man, who is stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, came to San Diego for an advanced career course this week. First Lt. Luke Kuper says the Marine checked into Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Monday. He was found unresponsive in his room at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. Medical responders pronounced him dead a short time later. Officials have not released any details about what caused his death, saying it is under investigation. The man's name is being withheld until his family can...
  • Placer County Man Punches Bear In Face To Save His Dog (73-yr-old ex-first recon Marine)

    04/29/2015 9:49:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 4/28/15 | Ian Schwartz
    Watch the video news reportPLACER COUNTY (CBS13) A foothills man came face-to-face with a bear outside his home. He didnt run. He didnt call wildlife officials. Instead, he wound up and punched the bear in the face. Carl Moore is not a guy who scares easily. The man or beast that I run from aint been born, and his mommas already dead, he said. Hes 73 years old with a wiry frame and one heck of a character. And it turns out hes also quite a bear fighter. I aint run from nothing; I never have in my whole...
  • Missing Therapy Dog Reunited with Marine Vet Owner

    04/23/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A local Marine veterans therapy dog that disappeared for four months has been found safe and reunited with her owner. Animal Services' officials received a call on Thursday morning that Nahla had been found in the San Ysidro area; the residents there said they found the dog as a stray in the area. Nahla was rescued safe, save for some serious skin issues, fleas and a bit emaciated, but should fully recover. Hernando Quandt and his wife, Vivian, were reunited with Nahla at Thursday afternoon at the San Diego County Animal Shelter in Bonita. Nahla appeared overjoyed to be reunited...
  • Imprisoned Marine Amir Hekmati renounces Iranian citizenship and requests deportation from Iran

    03/17/2015 12:44:10 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    M Live (Michigan) ^ | March 17, 2015 | Blake Thorne
    <p>FLINT, MI -- A Flint man and Marine veteran imprisoned in Iran more than three years has renounced his Iranian citizenship and is requesting deportation from the country.</p> <p>A statement from Hekmati's family details what they call torture, abuse and a forced confession that he has been through. Those claims detail poor nutrition, foot whippings and long stretches of solitary confinement.</p>
  • Strangers give homeless St. Paul vet military rites

    03/13/2015 8:22:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-12-15 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A man wearing a Marine T-shirt put his arms around an American flag-draped casket Thursday and hugged it. He was one of about 80 people drawn to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Thursday to pay their respects to Jerry Jackson. Many were strangers who didn't know the 58-year-old Marine veteran who died alone, his body found frozen in Indian Mounds Park last month. "That just was so damn tender," Tom Winner said after watching the embrace. Winner, an Air Force veteran who lives a couple of blocks from the St. Paul church, hadn't known Jackson but was moved to attend his...
  • Crash Victims Include Decorated Marine

    03/13/2015 6:18:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/15 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    ATLANTA Before a military helicopter disappeared into a thick bank of fog off the Florida coast, killing all 11 servicemen aboard, military officials had conducted an operational risk assessment and determined that the weather was safe enough to fly in, Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, said Friday. But once the two helicopters participating in the Tuesday evening exercise were aloft, a decision was made to turn back, General Osterman said. And only one helicopter made it back. The details of the Black Hawk helicopters final flight were disclosed at a...
  • Victoria Cross: L/Cpl Josh Leakey recognised for valour

    02/26/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by Michael Collins · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 26/2/2015 | Sian Lloyd
    A paratrooper who showed "complete disregard" for his own safety during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross - the highest British military honour.
  • Libya attack kills former Sierra Vista man. Berry a 2000 graduate from Tombstone

    01/29/2015 6:25:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    A U.S. Marine veteran who grew up in Sierra Vista was one of nine people killed in Libya by a gunman in an apparent attack by the Islamic State. David Berry, a 34 year-old combat veteran who was working for a Virginia-based security contractor, was the sole American who died in Tuesdays attack. Berry grew up and spent most of his early life in Sierra Vista, attending Buena High School and graduating from Tombstone High School in 2000. He enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately after high school and earned promotions to become a gunnery sergeant. He was deployed to...
  • Obama Selling Illusions

    12/27/2014 11:34:23 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-14 | James Raider
    Taking a short break from his daily golfology program, Obama's principal statement in his address to the Marine Corps base was, "Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country. ....We are safer. It's not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again. .... The world is better, it's safer, it's more peaceful, it's more prosperous."He plays to the immediate audience of dedicated military personnel and pretends to praise them, so how could anyone think he didn't really mean the rest of what...
  • Wow. Marine ARRESTED for This Facebook Post About Obama

    12/20/2014 2:47:44 PM PST · by goodn'mad · 87 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Brandon Raub is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who decided to post critical opinions about Barack Obama on Facebook. What happened to him then will strike fear into the hearts of any good American and make them wonder what country theyre living in. According to the Rutherford Institute, Raub was arrested by a swarm of FBI, Secret Service agents and local police, and detained without charges for mental evaluation. The detention, its alleged, was done under a federal program codenamed Operation Vigilant Eagle. The program is intended to surveil former veterans who publicly express opinions critical of...