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  • '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 didn’t run. He didn’t 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 ain’t been born, and his momma’s already dead,” he said. He’s 73 years old with a wiry frame and one heck of a character. And it turns out he’s also quite a bear fighter. “I ain’t 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 veteran’s 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 helicopter’s 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 Tuesday’s 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 they’re 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, it’s 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...
  • US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

    12/15/2014 5:39:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/15/14 | Jim Gomez
    Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender. Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos said there was "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has been detained since shortly after the October incident, killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey, in the motel room where the victim's body was found in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila.
  • AZ: Open Carry in Tacna

    12/15/2014 2:00:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tacna, Arizona, I saw this fellow openly carrying what appears to be a stainless Colt Mustang in .380.  I asked, and he said that he had served in the Marine Corps, as indicated by the tattoo.  He was driving the four-wheeler, which can be licensed for dual use, on and off road, in Arizona, a capability not available in many Eastern states.  Notice the folding, lockback pocket knife clipped in his front right pocket for ease of access, one handed opening, and safe use while the blade is locked. It is a snapshot of freedom that has been...
  • Rikers guard arrested over death of veteran in 101-degree cell

    12/08/2014 1:05:16 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    Ny Post ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ap
    Rikers guard arrested over death of veteran in 101-degree cell By Associated Press December 8, 2014 NEW YORK — A jail guard has been arrested in connection with the death of a homeless ex-Marine inside a 101-degree jail cell in a special Rikers Island unit for mentally ill inmates, prosecutors said Monday. Carol Lackner, who surrendered to authorities, faces multiple counts of falsifying business records and official misconduct for making logbook entries indicating she toured every half hour to check on 56-year-old Jerome Murdough and other inmates in his unit even though video didn’t show her doing so, according to...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of America’s Last Battle Rifle (M-14)

    11/14/2014 6:18:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 13, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    Critics said the M-14 was what happened when the U.S. government took many years and spent millions of dollars designing a rifle that was really just a glorified M-1 Garand from World War II. The M-14 was the U.S. military’s last battle rifle. It appeared in 1959—the contemporary of the Pentagon’s first jet fighters and ICBMs. With its heavy steel parts and walnut stock, the M-14 looked positively archaic. It was hardly a Space Age weapon. And it only endured as America’s battle rifle until 1970, when the M-16 completely superseded it—the shortest service record of any U.S. military rifle...
  • Donald Trump Gives 25K To Freed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi

    11/12/2014 4:10:45 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11-12-2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Donald Trump is stepping up to help newly-released Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Besides facing the aftermath of the seven-month Mexican prison incarceration that he suffered, Tahmooressi is also facing PTSD from his two tours in Afghanistan. Donald Trump has now sent Tahmooressi a check for $25,000. Whether or not the money is to be used for treatment is unknown. Either way, the gesture is first class. ************************ Donald J. Trump Public Figure · 1,624,836 Likes · November 10 at 6:18pm · It is my great honor to send $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. ‪#‎marinefreed‬
  • Free meal o'charleys leads to reunion

    11/11/2014 2:10:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 10 replies
    self | racebannon
    Free meals at ocharleys Just met Marine, first time since 1980 use Okinawa, hostage rescue attempt time Way cool Name Brian Dancey
  • “Take Your Best Shot”, Was The Marine Guarding The Canada National War Memorial Real?

    11/03/2014 5:59:55 PM PST · by nuconvert · 96 replies
    Guardian of Valor ^ | Nov. 4, 2014
    Ottawa Canada – Since the terrorist attack in Canada that took the life of CPL. Nathan Cirillo, a guy in a Marine uniform sporting five Purple Hearts has been guarding the Canadian National War memorial. The below interview was done with him, and we began getting emails and wall posts from everyone wanting to know if he was really a Marine. He goes by the name of Major “Fox” Sinke, and he stated, Courtesy of Global News: “ “That’s how I see it. So I’m paying tribute to him, as best I can. We are not intimidated. Take your best...
  • Freed Marine Sgt Tahmooressi Back On American Soil, Headed To Florida

    10/31/2014 8:01:02 PM PDT · by absentee · 63 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday afternoon, family spokesman Jonathan Franks told the AP that captive Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will be released from a Mexican prison immediately, per a judge's order. Sgt. Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan and was back home in the United States when he inadvertently crossed the border into Mexico while his legally purchased and legally owned guns were in his truck. He was imprisoned in Mexico and has been there for almost 8 months. After the judge made the ruling, which did not address the question of guit or innocence of the charges against him, the family issued...
  • Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine.

    10/31/2014 5:21:52 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 57 replies
    AP THE BIG STORY ^ | 31-oct-2014 | AP the big story
    Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.
  • Andrew Tahmooressi’s Family Hopeful for His Release From Mexican Prison by Veterans Day

    10/31/2014 2:27:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/31/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The mother of a U.S. Marine who has been imprisoned in Mexico since late March said Tuesday that she’s hopeful her son, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, can be released before Veterans Day. Tahmooressi was captured after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with weapons, and while he said he crossed the border in error, he was arrested for carrying weapons in violation of Mexican law. His case has made significant progress over the last few weeks. Earlier this month, U.S. lawmakers said it was their impression that Mexico was moving toward a decision to release Tahmooressi, and was only seeking proof from the...
  • 92% of Marine Casualties in Afghanistan War Occurred Under Obama

    10/29/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/29/14 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) -- As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com's database on casualties shows that 418 Marines gave their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, occurred since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. “U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces,” reported the Department of Defense on Oct. 27. “We lift off confident in the Afghans’ ability to secure the region,” said Army Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of the...
  • Joint Chief Top Marine Criticizes Obama Admin For Handling Of U.S. Troops In Iraq - The Kelly File

    10/22/2014 7:21:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/22/14 | MTP
    Video at link
  • Marine Recieves $59 in Tickets for not Paying Toll While Part of a Funeral Procession Fallen Marine

    10/21/2014 9:23:07 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Aurelius
    A retired Marine in Maryland is paying the price for honoring a fellow Marine who fell in combat. Heath Silcot was part of the detail escorting Staff Sergeant David Stewart to his final resting place. Riding with other former Marines, Silcot crossed the Bay Bridge. “Someone asked one of the officers about tolls and they said, ‘I can’t imagine them giving us a toll; we’re not gonna stop,’” he said. Maryland Transportation Authority sent Silcot a $9 toll for crossing the bridge. When Silcot disputed the ticket, they gave him another $50 ticket for missing their deadline for him to...
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • US Marine tagged in Philippine transgender slay named

    10/14/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    MANILA, Philipp‎ines—The US Marine tagged in the killing of a Filipino transgender has been identified by the authorities and will be charged with murder on Tuesday. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines assigned at West Pace Express, was positively identified by a witness in the killing of 26-year-old Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City on Saturday. Reading the Olongapo City Police director’s report, Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, said the witness identified Pemberton through a photo line-up process provided by the US Naval Crime Investigation Service (NCIS). The...
  • Marine lost in Persian Gulf believed to be first U.S. casualty in ISIS campaign

    10/05/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/05/2014 | Chelsea J. Carter
    A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue efforts to locate him were unsuccessful, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement released Saturday. Asked how Spears death will be classified, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters the question was still being decided. "Clearly, that squadron and that ship were...
  • Marine lost at sea after bailing from Osprey aircraft during near-crash

    10/02/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-2-2014 | Dan Lamothe
    The Navy said Thursday it had called off a search for a Marine who had jumped from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft over the Persian Gulf after it briefly lost power, and he is now presumed dead. The Navy had been searching for the Marine, a member of the Osprey’s crew, since the incident occurred Wednesday at 2:10 p.m. He and another member of the crew jumped from the Osprey when it appeared it would crash, but its pilot was able to regain control of it and land aboard the USS Makin Island, an amphibious assault ship, Navy officials said. One...
  • Lawmakers Say Mexico Close to Releasing Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from Prison

    10/02/2014 6:37:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/02/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday that they believe Mexico will soon release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine who has been held prisoner in Mexico after he crossed into that country carrying weapons in violation of Mexican law. Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said he met with Tahmooressi in prison back in June, and has continued to press Mexican authorities for his release. Royce said he made a breakthrough in a talk last week with Mexican authorities about Tahmooressi, who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. “Last week I had a good and productive conversation...
  • Hearing on US Marine in Mexican Custody-Live CSPAN

    10/01/2014 9:19:17 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 16 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 10/1/2014
    House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting just beginning on CSPAN Hearing regarding Sgt. Tahmooressi who has been held for 6 months in a Mexican prison for a wrong turn into Mexico.
  • A NEW LOW – Obama’s Salute to Marines – Most Degrading Salute Ever to Men in Uniform

    09/23/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 115 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | Jim Hoft
    This really happened. Today. This was actually posted by The White House on Instagram.
  • White House responds to Tahmooressi petition: ‘We respect the rule of law’

    09/05/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/05/2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    The White House has responded to a popular petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, explaining that the Obama administration respects the rule of law and will continue to monitor the situation to make sure the soldier is treated fairly. More than 134,000 people signed a petition on the White House’s “We the People” website asking the president to demand the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi, who was imprisoned nearly five months ago for illegally crossing from California into Mexico with three firearms in his truck. The Marine maintains that he crossed the...
  • Oklahoma politician refuses to apologize for cautioning people to ‘be wary’ of Muslim-Americans

    09/04/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:28 PM | Carol Kuruvilla
    An Oklahoma politician is under fire for cautioning people to be “wary” of Muslim Americans — but he’s not backing down. State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) refused to apologize for a private Facebook post that called on Christians to “be especially wary” of people who call themselves Muslim-Americans because the Koran “clearly states that non-Muslims should be killed.”
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Calif. Lawmaker To Protest Mexican President's Visit Because Of U.S. Marine Jailed In Mexico

    08/25/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/22/2014 | Fox News Latino
    A California state assemblyman plans to stage a protest outside the governor’s mansion next week to demand that Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto, who is to be honored at luncheon there Aug. 26, ensure the release of a U.S. Marine held captive in Mexico. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who recently lost in a bid to become the Republican nominee in the gubernatorial election in November, declined an invitation to the luncheon and assailed Gov. Jerry Brown for hosting the luncheon in honor of the Mexican president. "I am writing to decline your luncheon invitation,” read the letter Donnelly sent Brown, which...
  • Body found, arrest made in case of Marine's missing wife

    08/18/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by dware · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.18.2014 | Fox News
    The body of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been found and her alleged lover has been charged with homicide, police said. Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested in Anchorage, Alaska and charged in the murder of 20-year-old Erin Corwin, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
  • Marine convicted of killing Iraqi to be retried (Camp Pendleton)

    08/15/2014 11:02:39 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 8/15/14 | Jennifer Hlad
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine sentenced to 11 years in prison for the 2006 killing of an unarmed Iraqi in Hamdaniyah will be retried later this month after his conviction was thrown out because a confession was obtained after he had been improperly denied a lawyer. But the civilian lawyer of the Marine, Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, argued in a hearing Thursday that he should first get a new Article 32 hearing because the confession was the centerpiece of the government’s case against him. Hutchins was convicted of unpremeditated murder in 2007 for the death of the unarmed...
  • Marine Vet Denied Entry to Six Flags Over This 'Offensive' Shirt...

    08/15/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    fox news ^ | august 15, 2014
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt (shown above) for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party. Proceeds from the Fourth of July-themed shirt go to the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports recon Marines and their families. Alejandro served four years in the Marines, including at the start of the Iraq war. He is classified...
  • Marine sniper at center of viral video scandal found dead

    08/14/2014 11:38:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    the Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Dan Lamothe
    Retired Marine Cpl. Robert Richards, a combat veteran who was badly wounded in Afghanistan and later appeared in a controversial video urinating on dead Taliban insurgents, was found dead Wednesday night in his home in North Carolina. He was 28. The death was confirmed Thursday morning by Guy Womack, a lawyer who represented Richards in his long legal battle with the Marine Corps after the video was published anonymously on YouTube in January 2012 and erupted into an international scandal. Womack said the death does not appear to have been a suicide, and the cause will not be known until...
  • Checkers flies US flag upside down; hear what Mexican employee tells concerned veterans

    08/14/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 30 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/14/2014 | Jack Furnari
    An Army veteran joined a Marine cohort in confronting a Checkers restaurant for flying the American flag upside down. The vets say it’s the second time in three months that the eatery has improperly displayed Old Glory. The video was taken and posted on Facebook by John Zulu of Lakeland, Fl and according to Zulu: I just had to deal with checkers disrespecting the American flag for the second time. Please share this video everywhere. The employee even says, “I’m Mexican, I don’t even believe in the American flag.”
  • A Marine’s Testimony

    08/09/2014 7:29:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Karmann Powell
    At the tender age of seven, Brian Vanderpool experienced a life changing moment when he watched the movie, Saving Private Ryan. It left such a deep impression on him that he decided to become a Marine. He found out later the movie actually depicted Army personnel, but he had his mind made up.Recently, Lance Corporal Vanderpool, now 20, returned home on leave from an 8 month tour of Afghanistan. He was not expecting to be greeted by a cheering crowd at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, which, in his words, “left a big grin on my face.”Early on,...
  • Jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi back in Mexican court

    08/04/2014 7:21:57 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph J. Kolb
    On Day No. 127 of imprisonment, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi entered a federal court in Tijuana and faced four border officials who were involved in his March 31 arrest on weapons charges. Following the approximately five-hour hearing, Defense Attorney Fernando Benitez told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News' "On the Record" that he felt his client was "a little more upbeat" and that he was "growing more optimistic as evidence is entered into his case." Four witnesses -- two Mexican soldiers and two Mexican border agents involved in Tahmooressi's arrest -- testified Monday
  • Honor Air launches campaign to help free Marine imprisoned in Mexico

    08/01/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Henderson Lightning ^ | 08/01/2014 | Bill Moss
    HonorAir founder Jeff Miller is launching a fundraising effort aimed at helping to free the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico after crossing the border in a vehicle that contained legally registered weapons. Miller said Thursday that he wanted to help raise money for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, but wanted to get the family's blessing. He got that on Wednesday when he heard from Tahmooressi's mother, Jill Tahmooressi, who lives in Florida and has been fighting for her son's release for four months. "We're very appreciative," she said. Jill Tahmooressi said she welcomed the fundraising, which has a large following among...
  • 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 · 35 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 | FoxNews.com
    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...