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  • Couple Buys This Flag for $5 at a Flea Market – Then Finds a Grateful Mom for Whom It’s Priceless

    07/27/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 6 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsA Texas couple made a surprising find during a recent visit to a flea market. Lanie Mae and Wally Brown were looking through a stack of used flags, when one of them caught their eye. According to Yahoo News: “I was shocked to see dedications from Marines all over this flag to a lance corporal named ‘Fred,’” Lanie Mae writes in a Facebook message.“While scouring the many heartfelt messages to this young man, simultaneously we saw ‘RIP Fred’ and again, simultaneously we said, ‘we have to get this flag to his mama.’”
  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free him, We the People must.

    07/21/2014 10:20:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/21/2014 | Oliver North
    <p>When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” He was subsequently accused of violating a law requiring him to notify Congress thirty days before releasing any Gitmo detainees.</p>
  • Marine Held in Mexico: If Congress can't get Obama's attention to free Tahmooressi...

    07/20/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2014 | Oliver North
    When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at “Gitmo” in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, “We don’t leave our people behind.” Sergeant Tahmooressi completed two combat tours and received two meritorious promotions for battlefield service in Afghanistan. This spring, the honorably discharged 26-year-old veteran was planning to relocate from his home in Florida to California. Late on March 31, disoriented by poorly-lighted, graffiti-covered traffic signs, he inadvertently drove his pick-up truck, loaded with all his possessions – including three legally purchased firearms -- into Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry...
  • Mexican judge sends Marine Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison

    07/10/2014 10:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/10/2014 | Joseph J. Kolb
    A Mexican federal judge sent Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up more than three months ago for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public. The next hearing...
  • Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant to remain in custody on gun charges

    07/09/2014 9:02:29 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 |
    A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his story to a judge, after his case had been delayed by both Mexico's unpredictable legal system and his own trouble settling on a lawyer. It was not immediately clear what Tahmooressi said at the evidentiary hearing, which was closed to the public.
  • Biz executives pay fines for Florida vet facing eviction over flower pot flag

    07/04/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 4, 2014 | FoxNews
    In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. Along with...
  • Marine killed, wife injured during Kentucky robbery: cops

    07/01/2014 7:41:51 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:21 PM | Doyle Murphy
    They killed him for his wallet and his wife’s purse. Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price, a 26-year-old Marine, and wife Megan Price were the targets of a senselessly brutal robbery outside a Kentucky bar, Lexington police now believe. The young couple was leaving Austin City Saloon on June 21 after celebrating Megan’s birthday when they were attacked by two gunmen, who shot her in the leg and Price in the back, authorities told reporters. “I don’t think I could ever have had a better son,” Price’s distraught mother, Debbie Price, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “He was such a blessing.” Detectives originally...
  • Marine Corps Pilot Pulls Off Harrowing Landing After Gear Malfunction[Video]

    06/27/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/14 | Kate Patrick
    “For a while I flew by the ship, I approached at 300 feet so he could see my landing gear and see what was going on,” Mahoney said. “At this point it was time to figure out, how do I get the jet back on the deck safely with only three landing gear?” The plan was to use a stool on the deck to stabilize the nose of the jet while Mahoney made a vertical landing using only the lights on the ship and assistance via radio from “Paddles.” “The ship had this amazing invention, called a stool, that was...
  • Veterans Call for Mexican Boycott Over Jailed American Marine

    06/26/2014 1:11:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/26/2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    A veterans organization has called on Americans to boycott Mexican products and vacations until jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is freed, The Washington Times reported. Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Florida, has been held in a Mexican jail for nearly three months after he crossed the border carrying three firearms not registered in the country. Now the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation’s oldest and largest veterans group, is demanding his safe return while urging a boycott until his release. "This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with...
  • Lawmakers Visit Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi in Mexico, Hopeful of Release in ‘Near Future’

    06/24/2014 9:44:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the chairman of the panel’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere traveled across the border to Tecate, Mexico, over the weekend to visit with Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.The reservist who served two combat tours in Afghanistan was arrested at the San Ysidro border crossing the night of March 31 and is currently being held in the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico, for bringing guns into the country. Tahmooressi reportedly had a rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber pistol and more than 400 rounds of ammunition in his truck.“The Committee has...
  • NH Marine Killed In Afghanistan [Wasn't Allowed To Wear Uniform At HS Graduation]

    06/21/2014 9:03:17 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 11 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/20/14 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning.
  • NH Marine Killed In Afghanistan

    06/21/2014 11:54:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning. (SNIP) Garabrant graduated from ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough last year. He had requested to wear his uniform during graduation, but the school did not allow it.
  • Fox News champions jailed Marines in Mexico

    06/19/2014 4:18:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has provided extensive coverage of the case of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been in a Mexican prison since April 1 on weapons charges. A veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, Tahmooressi says that he accidentally drove into Mexico at a San Ysidro border crossing, complete with a rifle (AR-15), a pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun, plus a great deal of ammunition. Along with colleague Bill O’Reilly, Van Susteren has pleaded for U.S. intervention on behalf of the Marine. snip Thing is, Clinton’s pronouncements on this topic needn’t have been hypothetical. Van Susteren...
  • Marine jailed in Mexico: Everything they did to me was out of anger, like 'Screw you, buddy!'

    06/13/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," June 9, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. (BEGIN AUDIO FEED) SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI, US MARINE JAILED IN MEXICO (VIA PHONE): Please, get me out of here.(END AUDIO FEED)KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, 'ON THE RECORD' GUEST HOST: Well, that's a plea from a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi now behind bars for more than two months since making a wrong turn at the border. He spoke exclusively with Greta.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: What brought you out to California, at...
  • Bikers Enroute to Free U.S. Marine In Mexico Prison

    06/12/2014 9:11:42 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Video report
  • Major Coalition Sponsor Rally at U.S. Mexican Embassy in D.C. This Thursday to Free Our Marine

    06/10/2014 12:42:50 PM PDT · by lward99 · 21 replies
    Free Our Marine ^ | 6/10/2014 | Larry Ward
    WASHINGTON – Conservative Victory Political Action Committee and other prominent organizations and leaders are organizing a rally in front of the Mexican Embassy at 1911 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 AM to 1 PM. Mexican authorities arrested U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi on March 31st, 2014, after he accidentally drove across the border with three legally owned guns. Tahmooressi immediately disclosed that he had his guns in his vehicle, and was cooperative with authorities at the border. Mexican prosecutors originally charged Tahmooressi with gun trafficking and he was taken to a Tijuana prison where...
  • Rep: Mexican officials say jailed Marine could avoid long prison term by blaming PTSD

    06/09/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/9/14 | Unknown
    Mexican officials apparently are floating the possibility that jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi could avoid a lengthy prison term, if -- and only if -- he blames the entire episode on post-traumatic stress disorder. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., revealed the development in a letter sent Monday to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos. Relaying the details of discussions he's had with Mexican officials on the case, Hunter wrote: "It was conveyed to me that the only way Andrew can avoid an extended prison sentence is by stating that PTSD was the reason for his mistake."
  • Fake war hero sentenced to probation, must pay back stolen benefits

    06/08/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2014 | Susan Jacobson
    A former Marine from St. Cloud who lied about having fought in Vietnam was sentenced to probation on Friday and must reimburse the government for benefits he fraudulently obtained, a federal judge ruled. Four of his fellow members of the American Legion wrote letters supporting Walter Eatman, 68, according to a motion filed by Eatman's attorney. "As long as we have known [Walt}, he has had the interest of the American Legion, and the U.S. Veterans, ahead of anything else," wrote Gerald A. Fairman Sr., commander of American Legion Post 183 in Fern Park.The defense argued that Eatman should not...
  • Mexico defends decision to prosecute US marine

    06/06/2014 4:16:30 PM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Attorney General's Office is defending its decision to prosecute a U.S. Marine veteran who was jailed after he drove into Mexico in April with three guns in his truck. The office said in a statement Friday that Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested on weapon charges because he was carrying a pistol, shotgun and rifle and ammunition when he crossed into Tijuana.
  • Tahmooressi court date 6/4/14

    06/05/2014 1:15:47 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    6/5/14 | Self
    Has anyone heard about Sgt Tahmooressi and what went on yesterday at his scheduled court date? I searched and haven't found a word about it. Anyone else?
  • Mexico officials treated jailed Marine like POW?

    05/29/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-28-14 | Greta VanSusteren
    May. 28, 2014 - 5:27 - Marine who served beside Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says he claims prison officials chained him to a bed, treated him like the 'worst gun smuggler' #MarineHeldinMexico
  • 3-year-old lays flowers at Marine father's grave

    05/26/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by MarkL · 3 replies
    ARLINGTON, VA (CNN) - Families of our nation's fallen heroes visited their loved ones' graves at the Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day. Additional Links Among the mourners was Brittany Jacobs. She brought her 3-year-old son to the tomb of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs.
  • Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home Marine held in Mexico?

    05/26/2014 10:08:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Tamara Holder
    This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day in honor of our American servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives defending us both at home and abroad. Many of our troops enlist in the military upon adulthood and have served in wars before their classmates have even graduated from college. These men and women are true American heroes and we must protect them just as well as they protect us. Unfortunately, despite President Obama’s Memorial Day proclamation that we shall “never forget” the sacrifices of our soldiers, he and Secretary of State John Kerry have forgotten about a living American hero...
  • Marine held in Mexican jail may be experiencing unbearable PTSD symptoms

    05/25/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies ^ | May 24, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant and combat veteran jailed in Mexico since March 31 when he inadvertently crossed the border (missing a confusing turnaround point in the road), has a history of severe head trauma and was reportedly recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the nearly two months since his arrest, he has been held shackled in a cell, first at the notorious La Mesa Prison in Tijuana and now at the federal prison at El Hongo. Tahmooressi reportedly slit his own throat and tried to escape while held in Tijuana and was then chained to his bed...
  • Mexican cooperation could have spared Marine from ordeal, say border sources

    05/25/2014 10:39:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies ^ | May 25, 2014 | William La Jeunesse
    A U.S. Marine who has been held in a Mexican jail for two months after mistakenly crossing the border with guns could have been spared his continuing ordeal with a simple phone call - and the kind of courtesy American border officials extend to wayward Mexicans, including members of the military. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, was trying to visit a friend near the border in San Ysidro March 31 when he missed the last exit on Interstate 5 and inadvertently crossed into Mexico. While his mistake was apparently due in part to a poorly marked - and recently changed - sign...
  • Fate of jailed Marine lies with unpredictable Mexican legal system

    05/24/2014 5:43:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies ^ | May 24, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolb
    Whether U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi spends the next two decades in a Mexican prison or is freed tomorrow for mistakenly crossing the border with loaded guns all rests with an unpredictable legal process that bears little resemblance to the American court system. Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Fla., has been held in two Mexican prisons since being arrested while accidentally crossing into Mexico on March 31 with three weapons in his truck. According to Tahmooressi’s defense attorney Alejandro Osuna, of Tijuana, Mexico, his client is facing federal charges for carrying a weapon intended for exclusive use by the military, carrying...
  • Marine jailed in Mexico receives order to report to USMC superiors

    05/21/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by deport · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-21-2014 | Joseph J. Kolb
    It might be the first order U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi doesn't obey. The mother of the reservist, who is being held in a Mexican jail after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, told her son just got an "Order to Muster" letter from the Marines telling Tahmooressi to report to the 4th Civil Affairs Group in Hialeah, Fla., on June 14. Although a Marine spokeswoman later told that the corps is aware of Tahmooressi's current circumstances and does not expect him to report, failure typically can result in "other than honorable discharge" and affect Veterans...
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • Walter Walsh, oldest Olympian, dies days shy of 107th birthday

    04/30/2014 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/30/2014 | Marc Lancaster
    Walter Walsh, a former FBI agent and Marine who was the world’s oldest Olympian, died Tuesday, just six days shy of his 107th birthday. USA Shooting announced Walsh’s death Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. He competed for the United States in the 1948 London Games, placing 12th in the 50m free pistol event. But that achievement (at age 41) was a mere footnote in a memorable life. Walsh first gained fame as an FBI agent in the nascent days of the Bureau, discovering the body of noted gangster Baby Face Nelson after a shootout.
  • U.S. Marine Veteran Kicked Out of Pizza Hut — You Won’t Believe the Reason Why

    04/21/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jason DeWitt
    Above: “Gang colors” that reportedly offended a Pizza Hut manager in Green Bay, Wisconsin. According to a Facebook post by a user calling himself Rick Libertas Semper, a popular pizza chain refused to serve him because he was wearing four patches signifying his service as a U.S. Marine. According to his profile, he lives in Green Bay, Wis. “I decided to go to Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet after work and was approached by the manager who came to tell me that for the safety of the patrons and staff they do not allow people in the restaurant wearing...
  • Marine and Soldier Take Back US Flag from Hippie Protesters (Video)

    04/03/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/14 | Jim Hoft
    A US Marine and soldier took back the American flag from protesters for disrespecting it for holding it upside down. The confrontation unfolded in Albuquerque, N.M. in the wake of protests of the city’s police department. Via FOX Nation:
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • Mali National Arraigned in 2000 Killing of American Diplomat in Niger

    03/14/2014 1:57:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Goldman
    "Mali national arraigned in 2000 killing of American diplomat in Niger" 

  • Kurt Chew-Een Lee dies at 88; decorated for bravery in Korean War

    03/12/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09 Mar 2014 | Tony Perry
    His bravery against numerically superior Chinese army troops at the Chosin Reservoir was the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the Chinese being meek, bland and obsequious," he told The Times in 2010. Rather than a combat billet, he was assigned as a language instructor in San Diego. He was deeply disappointed but decided...
  • AZ: Second Online Poll Hammers Those in Favor of Citizen Disarmament

    01/16/2014 8:38:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Second amendment supporters at Arizona Capitol in 2013 A recent poll from the Seattle Times ran through the blogosphere with decidedly positive results for second amendment activists.   In spite of splitting the second amendment supporters with two answers, the total came with 79% in favor of a strict reading of the second amendment (no infringements) and 18 percent in favor of the status quo.   Only 7% were for increased restrictions on second amendment rights, even worded as a "background check" measure. It appears that many people have been educated and have become more sophisticated in their understanding of the...
  • An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine (Power Puke Alert)

    01/06/2014 8:56:38 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/6/13 | Quil Lawrence
    Hal Faulkner is 79 years old and he's already lived months longer than his doctors predicted. "I don't know what to say, it's just incredible that I'm still here," Faulkner says in a halting voice made gruff by age and cancer. Faulkner joined the Marines in 1953, and served in the Philippines. In 1956, he got kicked out with an "undesirable discharge" for being gay. His military papers said "homosexual" on them, quite an obstacle in the 1950s. Still, Faulkner moved on, and had a successful career in sales. A few years ago, when he got diagnosed with terminal cancer,...
  • AZ:61-Year-Old Ex-Marine Fires at Suspect who Threatens Him and Security Guard

    01/04/2014 5:32:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Armed Arizonans at an Anti-IRS Rally This story in Arizona follows a classic defense of others scenario.  A suspect pulls a gun and points it at an unarmed security officer.   A former Marine, 61 years old, sees the situation and pulls his own gun.  He is concerned not only for the security officer, but his wife, who has just left the store and arrived at the scene.  He orders the suspect to "freeze", but the suspect points her gun at the former Marine, who fires.  The suspect and confederate then flee the scene on a motorcycle.   It...
  • Fairhaven Marine, 19, killed in Afghanistan

    12/12/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    wcbv news Boston ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | N/A
    Matthew R. Rodriguez died while conducting combat operations FAIRHAVEN, Mass. —A 19-year-old Marine from Fairhaven has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, the Department of Defense announced. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif Rodriguez's father, Roland Rodriguez, told the Standard-Times of New Bedford the family is headed for Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where his son's body is expected Saturday. He said declined to make extensive comments, but said his son "made a lot of...
  • Family sues US after dead Marine's body sent home without heart

    12/10/2013 6:54:47 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Navy initially told the LaLoups that parts of their son’s scalp were missing. Only when Beverly LaLoup inquired what would happen if they were later recovered did an official “accidentally” let slip that the scalp was intact but the heart was missing. Why was he (Brian LaLoup), encouraged to keep drinking the night of his death, despite talk of suicide? How was a weapons room left unlocked? And why was his body left in Greek custody when Marine and diplomatic protocol called for it to be returned to U.S. soil before any autopsy?
  • Marine, tornado victim fights back after targeted by thieves

    12/03/2013 5:16:43 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR-TV Oklahoma City ^ | December 2, 2013 | Courtney Francisco
    OKLAHOMA CITY – A burglary quickly turned into a chase Monday afternoon, but this time, it wasn’t police trailing the criminals; it was the victim. ***snip*** Perhaps more brazen, the criminals came back for seconds just as police left the house with the first report. Sanders heard a truck rounding a corner with his trailer connected to the back. A former Marine, the man wasn’t going to hold back when he saw the thieves. He jumped into his truck and started chasing the burglars. “I think that’s just part of his personality,” said Hayley. “That’s why he signed up for...
  • U.S. Marine predicted own brutal murder by 'ally'

    11/25/2013 9:55:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 50 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Garth Kant
    ‘You don’t understand how bad it is here’ The Marine told his father about training the Afghan police and described their chief as “a bad guy.” “They’re going to kill me here,” the son told his father. “They’re going to murder me inside my facility. These people are bad people, Dad.” “You people don’t understand how bad it is here,” he explained. “They don’t care about us. They don’t want us here. They said it to me. But we have to do what we’re told to do because we’re Marines.” Buckley Jr. described how he how he wasn’t scared about...
  • Delta Force Marine awarded Navy Cross for fight at CIA annex in Benghazi

    11/16/2013 2:24:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    In a unique battlefield commendation, a Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the nation’s second highest military honor for coming to the defense of Americans last year at a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Delta Force, a counterterrorism unit in the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), has been thought of as a strictly Army outfit. But it does take on qualified “operators,” as they are called, from other services. The Washington Times has reported that two Delta Force members were among a seven-person rescue team sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi on the...

    11/08/2013 5:04:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    Chesty Puller Himself! | 11/08/2013 | RaceBannon
    Lt Samuel Nicholas was recruiting his first recruit for the Marine Corps in Tun's Tavern, Philadelphia, November 10, 1775. His first recruit came up to him. "Here , sign your name or make your mark. Here's $10 pay for your first month. Did you bring your rifle?" The first Marine Recruit signed his name, took the money and said, "Yes, Sir, I have my rifle." "Lt Nicholas said, "Outstanding! Go sit down in the room in the back!" The second Marine recruit shows up. Lt Nicholas says, "Here, sign your name or make your mark! Here's $10 for your first...
  • Bittersweet day: Parris Island graduation and heart attack in the stands

    11/01/2013 6:39:21 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    self-exclusive | 11/01/2013 | RaceBannon
    Bittersweet day today I saw the daughter of an old friend graduate from Parris Island today, and she is welcomed as my new little sister in the Marine Corps. On a sad note, one of the family members sitting on the section for the Woman Marines platoon 4037 had an apparent heart attack while watching his daughter or granddaughter in her ceremony. His condition is unknown, they did not stop working on him and they took 10 or more minutes once he was in the ambulance and it did NOT leave screaming from the scene. If anyone can tell me...
  • Marine under fire for warning about insider threat

    10/29/2013 8:39:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/29/13 | CNN
    An email sent through a Marine's personal email account warning of a threat may end his 13-year career.
  • Marine Calls for McCain to be Arrested & Tried for Treason (at Town Hall)

    10/22/2013 10:53:37 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/22/2013 | MOFO Politics
    (VIDEO) Marine Blaine Cooper calls out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.
  • Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved

    10/19/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 10/19/13 | staff
    Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps) The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quantico’s Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said. Col. Daren Margolin, a 24-year officer was removed from his post Oct. 18 by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman. Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolin’s personal...
  • Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US

    09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    US ^ | 30 August 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack
    Well known for his portrayal of “Lt. Dan” in “Forrest Gump,” actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, according to a statement released by the U.S. Marine Corps website. “This was one of the most extraordinary nights,” Sinise said in the statement. “I was totally surprised by what the general gave me tonight. I’m humbled, shocked, moved and motivated to keep standing up for our men and women and giving back to them.” Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps’ commandant, hosted the ceremony at his home at...
  • Road Rage Marine

    08/31/2013 2:50:49 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    You Tube ^ | April, 2013 | EpicViralz
    Camp Pendleton road rage incident. See link above for video.
  • Heartwarming Photo of Wife Carrying Double-Amputee Marine Husband Goes Viral

    08/27/2013 2:03:16 PM PDT · by austinaero · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/27/13 | Robin Weil
    "Jesse, 28, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2009 after stepping on an IED, which was all caught on video by a fellow marine wearing a helmet camera." The footage was even used in a documentary about Jesse called "Coming Home." "If I hadn't stepped on that IED I wouldn't have met her," Jesse told ABC News. "I wouldn't take it back ever."