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  • Feel Good Friday: 95-Year-Old Marine Fights Robber, Daughter Chases Down Punk

    12/15/2017 8:27:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    A 95-year-old former Marine and his daughter took down a would-be robber, after the punk attempted to break down their back door and steal their money on the night of December 4, 2017. The man known simply as “Fred” told police his dog started barking late at night, alerting his attention to the back of the house. Then, he saw somebody trying to break through his back door.The World War II veteran was suddenly face-to-face with the alleged degenerate, Gary Wells. Wells is a 53-year-old West Allis, Wisconsin resident.   "I was almost standing nose to nose with him. That was...
  • 95-Year-Old Marine Fights Burglar, Daughter Chases Him Through Town

    12/15/2017 9:07:47 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    WCCO Minnesota ^ | 15 December 2017 | N/A
    I wasnt scared. I was so damn mad, the veteran of the war in the Pacific told reporters. The 95-year-old was able to wrestle alleged burglar, Gary Wells, to the ground before the homeowners daughter ran downstairs to help fight the thief off. Freds motivated 51-year-old daughter Mary then took off after Wells, chasing the burglar for six blocks before catching and holding him for police. I was mad because of what he did to my dad, Mary said. We jumped over two fences and ran through 12 yards, the Marines daughter added.
  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox dies at 86

    11/27/2017 4:24:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/27/17 | NIKKI WENTLING
    Marine Corps Col. Wesley Fox, who received the Medal of Honor for successfully leading his company through an enemy attack during the Vietnam War and retired decades later at the mandatory age of 62, died the evening of Nov. 24 in Blacksburg, Va. He was 86. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society confirmed his death Monday but did not provide a cause. As a boy growing up in rural northern Virginia and watching his older cousins leave to fight in World War II, Fox always planned to join the military, he said in an interview preserved by the Library of...
  • The Oldest Navy and Marine Assets Still in service - M1911, USS Constitution, Gitmo etc...

    11/27/2017 10:01:16 AM PST · by Saint X · 12 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy has always been an innovator. It pioneered the Global Positioning System, developed nuclear propulsion, and deployed the first operational laser weapon. The recently commissioned USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is brimming with bleeding-edge technology. Its stealth design, Integrated Power System, and long-range gun firing capabilities make it the most sophisticated ship in the world. Likewise, the lead ship in the new carrier class USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) features many technological advances including an electromagnetic aircraft launch system. However, the Department of the Navy is not always in a rush to phase out and replace assets that continue to...
  • MARINES AT LANGELY

    11/22/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by 7thson · 75 replies
    Has anyone heard of the Marines taking over CIA HQ in Langley last week?
  • Marine Artillery Unit 'Has Killed More ISIS Than Anyone,' General Says [link only]

    11/19/2017 4:09:13 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 49 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Hope Hodge Seck
    link only due to copyright request
  • Remains of World War II Marine Returned to Gilroy Family

    11/18/2017 7:13:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 17, 2017
    The remains of a World War II Marine who was killed in the South Pacific arrived at San Jose International Airport Friday to be returned to his family in Gilroy. The Masoni family has waited since 1943 for Frank Masoni to return home. Masoni was a Marine cook in the South Pacific but was sent into action and killed in the battle of Tarawa. His family thought his body was never recovered until the military conducted a DNA test matching it to an unknown Marine buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Turns out, it was...
  • Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

    11/10/2017 5:44:05 PM PST · by wastedyears · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/10/2017 | Emery P. Dalesio
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/marine-drill-instructor-gets-10-years-for-abusing-recruits/ar-BBEPedt
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! 242 years old today!

    11/10/2017 8:41:50 AM PST · by clintonh8r · 6 replies
    Happy birthday to all Marines actively serving and otherwise, in every clime and place.
  • A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Happy Birthday Marines!)

    11/10/2017 6:52:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Marines.mil ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Gen. Robert B. Neller
    Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis!
  • The (Marine) Corps secret agents get their own 007

    11/09/2017 10:30:33 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Marines.mil ^ | November 9, 2017 | Ashley Calingo
    The Corps secret agents get their own 007 Individual Weapons project officer Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson prepares to draw the M007 concealed carry weapon. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the M007 to Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One. MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Marine Corps is equipping Marines with a new weapon, providing enhanced concealed carry capabilities at an accelerated rate and lower cost to the Corps. The Glock 19Mcalled the M007...
  • 'Drunk On Power': Did Marine Drill Instructor Torment Muslim Recruits?

    11/09/2017 9:36:57 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix was drunk on power all the time -- and on his trademark Fireball Whisky sometimes as well, a military prosecutor argued on Wednesday. After eight days of trial and testimony from dozens of witnesses, the defense and prosecution made closing arguments in the high-profile case of Felix, a former drill instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina, who is accused of harassing and assaulting many recruits but saving his worst and most creative torments for a few who identified as Muslim. Beginning Thursday morning, an eight-member military jury will deliberate over whether, among other charges, Felix forced...
  • Former diplomat warns about 'Triple Alliance' threat against Iran [other side POV]

    11/08/2017 7:06:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | 2017/11/08 | Hossein Musavian [Present senior researcher at Princeton University]
    Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA During the past few months, the triple lobby of Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi have been whispering in the ears of Washington to cut off first what they claimed to be the tale of snake in the Middle East (the Hezbollah of Lebanon), and then behead the snake itself (Iran). Killing of the Iran Nuclear Deal as well as intensifying the sanctions against Iran and Hezbollah in the US Congress; commemorating the death of 241 US [Marines] in Beirut and accusing Iran and Hezbollah for that; inviting Iraq's [Prime Minister] Heidar al-Abadi to Saudi...
  • Marine's dying wish to see a Marine in dress blues one last time

    10/16/2017 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 8 replies
    Military Courage twitter feed ^ | 10/14/17 | unknown
    Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • Hero Marine heard shots, grabbed pickup truck and started saving lives

    10/02/2017 9:44:04 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.2.17 | Kate Briquelet
    Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Grabbed Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las Vegas Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes. KATE BRIQUELET 10.02.17 10:45 PM ET A veteran Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives during the Las Vegas massacre. Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground....
  • Judge orders Iran to pay US Marine jailed for 4 years

    10/02/2017 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2017 6:23 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    A judge has ordered Iran to pay $63.5 million to a former U.S. Marine who was jailed in that country for more than four years. Judge Ellen Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted Amir Hekmatis motion for a default judgment after Iran failed to respond to the complaint. Hekmati, who was released in January 2016, alleged he was falsely imprisoned and tortured. [] Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. He says he went to Iran to visit family and spend time with his ailing grandmother.
  • This Marine Takes a Knee against the NFL

    09/29/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ken Russel
    I had the privilege to serve with the finest Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps, from 1979 until 1990. These fine Americans included people you've never heard of like Pat Guigerre, Jeff Sharver, and Jeb Seagle, who gave their lives to provide NFL players the freedom to make an issue of themselves. To demonstrate their feelings of concern about this horrible racist nation at least according to their own delusions they must have the courage and patriotism to disrespect the symbols of their freedom during a football game and not on their own personal time. Keep in mind that...
  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/21/2017 9:28:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 21, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    For the first time in its 250-year history, a woman will be joining the ranks of the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, the U.S. military said Thursday. The lieutenant, whose name was not revealed, is expected to graduate from the grueling, 13-week infantry officer course Monday, the training center said in a statement released to The Washington Post. ABC News confirmed the historic first. Three dozen women have attempted to complete the course, and all but one have failed. About 25 percent of all trainees do not complete the course. The Pentagon opened up all ground combat roles in...
  • Marine kicked out of Corps for flying white supremacist banner

    09/14/2017 8:50:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/2017
    A Marine who was arrested in May for flying a white nationalist banner during a Confederate celebration has been kicked out of the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested on May 20 in Graham, North Carolina, after hanging a banner with a white supremacist expression, the Marine Corps Times reported. Manning was charged with first degree trespass. Manning, who joined the Corps in 2002, is a Purple Heart recipient who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • 15 Marines Injured During Fiery Training Accident at Camp Pendleton; 6 in Critical Condition

    09/14/2017 6:32:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 13, 2017, by | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj,
    Fifteen Marines were injured, including six critically, Wednesday when an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps. officials said. The injured, from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Amphibian Battalion, were participating in a training operation about 9:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, the Marine Corps said. Six of the victims are in critical condition, another six are in serious condition, while the rest had minor to unknown conditions. The victims were taken to three hospitals.