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  • Marine KC-130 Aerial Tanker And F/A-18 Hornet Crash Off Japan

    12/05/2018 2:46:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    /taskandpurpose.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | By Jeff Schogol on
    “The aircraft involved in the mishap had launched from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred.” A total of seven personnel were believed to be on board the two aircraft, according to ABC News’ Elizabeth McLaughlin. No further information was yet known on exactly how many service members were aboard the two aircraft at the time or what their current status is.
  • FedEx driver, a former Marine, shows ultimate respect when he sees fallen American flag (Video)

    12/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/1/18 | USA Features
    Shining Example: At a time when Left-wing extremists within the Democrat Party are working daily to destroy our American heritage, traditions, and culture, there are still a number of instances where good people step up and show to prove that pride in country and civic duty are far from being extinguished. This was demonstrated again this week when a FedEx driver and former Marine, Mike King, was driving by a residence on his way to his next delivery when he saw an American flag lying on the ground and decided to do something about it. “He stopped and took time...
  • Officer Dies After Being Hit by Car During Burglary Call

    11/26/2018 6:46:22 AM PST · by NEMDF · 4 replies
    Fox 13 Salt Lake City ^ | November 25, 2018 | Taylor Hartman & Lauren Steinbrecher
    UPDATE: A tweet posted by Unified Police Department identified the deceased suspect as Felix Anthony Calata, 32, of West Valley City. UPD is not releasing any additional information at this time. SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- A South Salt Lake Police officer died Saturday night after police said he was purposely hit by a car driven by suspects fleeing an apparent burglary. South Salt Lake Police identified the officer as 31-year old Officer David Romrell. Officer Romrell was a Marine Corps veteran, husband and had recently become a father.
  • Grandson's Book Offers Warts-and-All View of WWII Medal of Honor Marine

    11/08/2018 4:32:50 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 21 replies
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | November 7, 2018 | Matthew M. Burke
    On Nov. 22, 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. led a desperate assault to take a massive, sand-covered bunker holding scores of Japanese troops who had Marines pinned on the northern shore of Betio in the central Pacific atoll of Tarawa. Bonnyman planned the assault, and his team of 21 engineers and riflemen -- dubbed "Forlorn Hope" due to the hopelessness of their mission -- charged the bunker and killed a machine gunner perched on top with satchel charge demo devices and flamethrowers. On the summit, they dropped explosive charges down the ventilator openings and sprayed inside the...
  • Search Underway in Sulu Sea for Marine Missing from USS Essex

    08/11/2018 4:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    USNI,org ^ | August 10, 2018 5:12 PM | Ben Werner
    A search is ongoing in the Sulu Sea for a 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marine assigned to USS Essex (LHD-2) who has been missing for almost two days. Since 9:40 a.m. local time Thursday — Wednesday evening in the U.S. — Navy and Marine Corps aircraft have run around-the-clock searches of the Sulu Sea and Surigao Strait for the Marine who is presumed overboard from Essex, the 13th MEU said in a statement. The search efforts are being assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard vessel. “As we continue our search operation, we ask that you keep our Marine and...
  • Lieutenant becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry platoon

    08/09/2018 10:55:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | 8/9/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    First Lt. Marina Hierl has reportedly made history by becoming the first woman in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry platoon. The 24-year-old is one of four platoon commanders in Echo Company, a group of 175 Marines and Navy sailors who were recently sent to northern Australia, The New York Times reported Thursday. Hierl is one of two women to the 13-week Marines Corps Infantry Officer Course, according to the Times. “I wanted to do something important with my life,” she told the newspaper. “I wanted to be part of a group of people that would be willing to...
  • Duck Boat Tour Operator sued for $100M (Atty: "Ban Duck Boats once and for all."

    07/31/2018 6:41:26 AM PDT · by golux · 68 replies
    GCaptain ^ | 7/30/18 | D. Kruzman
    ...The boats, modeled on the amphibious landing craft used in the D-Day invasion, have a checkered history including more than three dozen fatalities on water and land, including the Branson sinking, according to the complaint. “This tragedy was the predictable and predicted result of decades of unacceptable, greed-driven, and willful ignorance of safety by the Duck Boat industry in the face of specific and repeated warnings that their Duck Boats are death traps for passengers and pose grave danger to the public on water and on land,” the complaint said. Robert Mongeluzzi, an attorney for the families, told a news...
  • R. Lee Ermey died

    04/15/2018 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Rastus · 107 replies
    April 15, 2017
    R. Lee Ermey died according to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr.
  • 4 KILLED IN MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR EL CENTRO, MILITARY SAYS

    04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 61 replies
    ABC 7 - Los Angeles ^ | April 4 | Staff
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Marine Corps helicopter based in El Centro crashed on a training mission and all four crew members are believed to have died, officials said.
  • Former Marine Charged In Shooting, Hit-And-Run Of Controversial Seth Rich Investigator

    03/21/2018 10:16:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    A former Marine, who claims to have worked as a special agent with the Department of Energy, has been charged with shooting and running over Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman, who conducted a controversial investigation of former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder. Kevin Doherty, 46, was charged Monday with Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Malicious Wounding, according to a press release from the Arlington, Va, Co. police department. The Washington Post provided more details about the attack, which was the second to befall Burkman over the past several months. An unidentified assailant...
  • A History Of Alleged Intimidation And Tampering In House Hacking Case Marked By Witnesses’ Silence

    03/19/2018 9:38:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/2018 | luke rosiak
    Soon after the House of Representatives found that Democratic IT aide Imran Awan and his family made “unauthorized access” to congressional data, Imran hurriedly vacated his house, renting it in February 2017 to a former Marine. Imran angrily told his new tenant, Andre Taggart, that he was homeless and to refuse any certified mail in Imran’s name, Taggart said. A lawyer contacted Taggart about some items Imran left behind in the house and threatened to sue if he didn’t return them, saying he’d accuse Taggart of theft, Taggart said. The equipment included Blackberries and “hard drives they look like they...
  • Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course

    02/22/2018 4:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    The Marine Corps is on the defensive for a second time this month over changes to its famous Infantry Officer Course (IOC). Military communities were abuzz in early February when officials confirmed that successfully completing the Combat Endurance Test (CET) — the rigorous first stage of IOC — would no longer be a requirement for passing the 13-week course. The Corps answered criticism on Feb. 7, but found itself in the same position this week as new standards for IOC’s training hikes were revealed. The course previously required a Marine to complete nine hikes, of which six would be evaluated...
  • The U.S Marine famously photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War has died

    01/25/2018 12:48:10 PM PST · by Saint X · 35 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 25, 2018 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Frank Praytor, the U.S. Marine who gained a level of fame after being photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War, died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90 years old and had been in poor health for several years. The widely distributed photo of Praytor with the kitten would prove to be more that just an endearing moment of humanity captured in the midst of a brutal war, it would later save him from being court martialed.
  • Marine JAILED After Shooting Armed Home Invader

    01/12/2018 7:06:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 11, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    A Marine is behind bars for defending himself and his family from an armed thug. It was an ordinary evening for Joey Nelson. He was at home with his fiance, their 3 week old child, and a couple of friends. Then, all of a sudden, they were startled by violent pounding on the front door, and someone trying to force their way in. Nelson grabbed his gun and told the thug to leave. That’s when things turned violent. snip Michael Wilson, the criminal shooter who started the shootout. He is now considered the “victim” after shooting at Nelson and his...
  • Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

    12/11/2017 1:48:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | 12/11/2017 | by Ken Kingery & Provided by: Duke University
    A schematic for a prototype of the proposed water cloaking device. It consists of wires and coils that create an electromagnetic field that acts on dissolved ions to move water around the object. Credit: Duke University ======================================================================================= Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping it avoid detection. The idea originated at Duke University in 2011 when researchers outlined the general concept. By matching the acceleration of the surrounding water to an object's movement, it would theoretically be possible to greatly increase its propulsion...
  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 5:16:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket after they made promise to each other in 1968 when they survived a mortar attack An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War. Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James 'Hollie' Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year's Eve. The two men,...
  • Obama Official RIGGED Election Against Marine Who Urinated on Dead Terrorists

    11/13/2017 8:29:15 AM PST · by Kalamata · 29 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | November 13, 2017 | Amy Moreno
    A Staff Sgt. in the Marines has just had his 2012 conviction for urinating on dead terrorists overturned. The shocking reversal comes after the revelation that an Obama official railroaded the soldier. Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin, one of several Marine Corps soldiers convicted in 2012 for having recorded themselves urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, had his conviction overturned this week because an Obama-appointed official had attempted to rig his trial.
  • Court Overturns Conviction of Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses

    11/11/2017 4:16:54 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11/09/2017 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A military appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Marine Corps scout sniper involved in desecrating the bodies of enemy fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, finding that the actions of the service's top officer at the time tainted the case.The decision, by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, was handed down Wednesday, five years after the original conviction.In December 2012, Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin was sentenced to 30 days' confinement, docked in pay, and demoted to sergeant for participating in an incident in which multiple Marine snipers attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, urinated on enemy corpses...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!..................

    11/10/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.wzzm13.com ^ | 10 November 2017 | Red Badger
    http://www.marines.mil/
  • 31 marathons in 31 days: Double amputee Marine will run in KC for other wounded vets

    10/25/2017 7:16:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kansas city ^ | Oct. 22, 2017 | Max Londberg
    When Rob Jones was tasked with searching for an IED on deployment in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, a land mine exploded and took away both of his legs. His right leg was amputated above the knee. His left, at the knee. The Marine was honorably discharged in December 2011. Less than six years later, on Monday, he’ll run his 12th marathon — along KC’s Riverfront Heritage Trail — in as many days. He plans to run in 31 marathons in the course of a single month — a marathon a day for 31 straight days, all to raise awareness and...