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  • WWII Veteran Breaks Down in Tears: 'Things We Fought for...Boys That Died...It's All Gone Down the Drain'

    07/05/2024 10:36:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Red State. ^ | July 04, 2024 | Levon Satamian
    On the occasion of his 100th birthday, United States Marine Corps and World War 2 veteran Carl Dekle reflected on his long life and the blessings he’s enjoyed in an interview with Tampa’s Fox 13. The Silver Star recipient recalled the Battle of Guadalcanal and his gratitude that the Lord brought him home and says that he would do it again if he had to — and if he were the right age. In full uniform for the interview, Dekle said: “Most important thing in my life was serving my country. I don’t think I could take away from that…It...
  • East Texas man convicted of carrying tomahawk inside Capitol on Jan. 6 gets 2 years in federal prison

    05/30/2024 5:50:20 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 21 replies
    cbs19 ^ | May 23, 2024 | Reagan Roy, Zak Wellerman
    He served as a rifleman from 2008 to 2012 and deployed twice. The lance corporal received multiple awards, including the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among others. He was also a two-time recipient of the Navy Unit Commendation and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
  • Why Memorial Day isn't just about beer and barbecues

    05/26/2024 12:59:34 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30th 2022 | Bill Bee
    On Memorial Day 14 years ago I was in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, ready to go home to see my pregnant wife and family in North Carolina after months of endless gun fights with the Taliban and watching my friends die. Eight days earlier I had a brush with death when a Taliban sniper round hit a bank just inches from my face and held the hand of a teenage Marine whose life slipped away after he was shot in the head. I heard the radio call for a Marine killed in action: 'Fallen Angel'. 'Fallen Angel, Fallen Angel', their initials,...
  • Marine corporal earns prestigious medal for saving military $140M

    05/18/2024 6:41:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2024 | Irene Loewenson
    A Marine truck mechanic received a medal typically awarded to more senior service members for saving the Defense Department more than $140 million through work he began as a teenage lance corporal. Cpl. Gage Barbieri, now 21, received the Meritorious Service Medal on Friday from Col. Damon Burrows, commanding officer of 2nd Marine Division’s Headquarters Battalion. Barbieri is only the second Marine corporal to receive the Meritorious Service Medal since at least 2008, Burrows wrote on LinkedIn
  • Dying Marine vet, 98, finally gets high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out of school to fight in World War Two

    05/18/2024 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | Noa Halff
    A dying Marine veteran was finally handed his high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out to fight in World War Two over eight decades ago. Richard Remp, a 98-year-old marine veteran in hospice care, left school at 17 years of age to serve in World War II, before later continuing his service in Korea and Vietnam. But on Friday he was finally handed the high school diploma he had longed for all these years but never received. Remp told local San Antonio NBC affiliate NEWS4SA: 'On behalf of myself and the Marine Corps, I thank you very...
  • JIHAD FOILED: Illegal Foreign Nationals On Terror Watch List in ICE Custody after Attempting to Breach Virginia Marine Base

    05/15/2024 11:27:03 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 5/15/2024 | pamela geller
    A Jordanian national who had recently crossed the southern border into the United States was on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list….. It’s only a matter of time. A better headline, "Biden's Open Border Policies enable attempted terrorist attack on Quantico". — William Joseph Hellmann (@w_j_hellmann) May 15, 2024 2 people in ICE custody after attempting to breach Virginia Marine base By: Marine Times, May 15, 2024; The Marine Corps prevented two people from breaking onto a Marine installation in Virginia on May 3 and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The two people drove up...
  • Exclusive: New evidence challenges the Pentagon’s account of a horrific attack as the US withdrew from Afghanistan

    04/24/2024 6:46:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/2024 | Nick Paton Walsh and Mick Krever
    New video evidence uncovered by CNN significantly undermines two Pentagon investigations, the latest of which was released last week, into an ISIS-K suicide attack outside Kabul airport, during the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. The incident was a gruesome coda to America’s longest war, leaving dead 13 United States military service members and about 170 Afghans who were desperately seeking US help to flee the Taliban takeover of Kabul. For two years, the US military has insisted that the loss of life was caused by a single explosion, and that troops who reported coming under fire and...
  • Found the Memory of the Old Corps for our Marines

    04/03/2024 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 60 replies
    Old Marine Vu-Graph | 1965 | Unknown Marine
    Life in the Old Corps - but likely the same as the New Corps too
  • Remembering Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams...

    03/06/2024 11:13:51 PM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    During the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel "Woody" Williams succeeded in destroying several heavily-defended machine-gun pillboxes, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country, and his gallantry, did not end there. In this "Sunday Morning" profile that originally aired on May 30, 2021, Williams (who died on June 29 at the age of 98) talked with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about his efforts for uring the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel "Woody" Williams succeeded...
  • Father of Fallen Marine Interrupts Joe Biden’s State of the Union And Gets Tossed Out And Arrested

    03/08/2024 6:01:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    National File ^ | March 7, 2024 | by PATRICK HOWLEY
    Bad optics for the censorious Regime.. Last Updated on March 7, 2024 Steve Nikoui, the father of fallen Marine Kareem Nikoui, interrupted Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday night. The man’s son, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, was among 13 U.S. military servicemen who died during Joe Biden’s disastrous “Abbey Gate” pullout from Afghanistan. A terrorist attack felled the American troops at a Kabul airport named for Hamid Karzai, the Bush administration’s puppet leader of Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion. The Capitol Police confirmed that they arrested Nikoui. Steve Nikoui attended the event as the guest of Florida...
  • The truth about WHITE Slave Trade

    02/29/2024 1:14:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Forgotten History ^ | 2/12/22 | Colin Heaton
    The Barbary pirates of North Africa attacked the coastal northern Mediterranean launching attacks against Britain, France, Italy and Sicily. In their feverish search for slaves a few pirates even went as far as the coast of Iceland, raiding inland to kidnap people and bring them back to North Africa. From the 1500s to the 1800s it is estimated that one million white Europeans, to include those captured at sea as well as through land raids abroad were enslaved. Many of these were Americans captured at sea.
  • Legendary Marine Scout Sniper Chuck Mawhinney dies at age 75

    02/16/2024 5:08:00 AM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-15-24
    Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney died at the age of 75 after an incredible life, both in the military and after. Mawhinney is famous for over 100 confirmed kills as a sniper in Vietnam. “I’m just a simple person, and in Vietnam, I was just doing my job.” Mawhinney once said. His famous quote represents just how humble he was. Mawhinney worked for the U.S. Forest Service after his time in the Marines, retiring after 27 years, and for most of his life, no one knew just how legendary he was.
  • Five U.S. Marines Confirmed Dead in California Helicopter Crash

    02/08/2024 9:40:27 AM PST · by bitt · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8/2024 | simon kent
    Five U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) members aboard a helicopter that went missing on a flight from Nevada to California were confirmed dead Thursday morning. A search-and-rescue operation was launched for the CH-53E Super Stallion after it was “reported overdue” on Wednesday, as Breitbart News reported. The heavy-lift cargo helicopter was on a training flight from a Nevada Air Force base to an air station near San Diego. The crew was flying in an historic storm that dumped snow and rain across California, conditions that also hampered search and rescue efforts. It was later found in the snow-covered California mountains –...

    02/08/2024 5:19:47 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 63 replies ^ | February 8th 2024 | CBS News
    The five Marines who went missing while traveling aboard a helicopter from Nevada to California have been found dead, officials said Thursday morning. The helicopter was found crashed in a mountainous area in Southern California, the Marine Corps confirmed on Thursday. This is a developing story.
  • Missing military helicopter found, search continues for 5 Marines on board

    02/07/2024 10:25:57 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 89 replies ^ | February 7, 2024 | Luis Martinez andEmily Shapiro
    A missing military helicopter was found in Southern California Wednesday morning, but a search and rescue operation continues for five missing Marines on board, the U.S. Marine Corps said. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was "reported overdue" to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday night. The helicopter departed from Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and was en route to Miramar, in the San Diego area. The sheriff's department said it received a call at 1:50 a.m. and sent its own helicopter to search, but the helicopter wasn't able to reach the area due to the atmospheric river storm...
  • Goodbye, Scout Snipers ... For Now

    12/15/2023 6:05:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    RealClear Defense ^ | 15 Dec, 2023 | John J. Waters
    Scout Snipers have a mantra. I learned that mantra years ago when I was assigned to lead a platoon of these Marines. My chief scout in the platoon, a title held by the most experienced Scout Sniper, was Damon. When we met in 2012 on Camp Lejeune, Damon was in his late twenties. His guys were at-home in the woods and with a load on their backs; they rarely complained about being dirty, tired or uncomfortable. I learned quickly that Scout Snipers were the best in the battalion, regular infantrymen who had started out carrying an assault rifle or lobbing...
  • End of an era: The last class of Marine Scout Snipers graduates on Dec. 15

    12/05/2023 9:11:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies ^ | PUBLISHED NOV 21, 2023 | BY JOSHUA SKOVLUND |
    The last class of Marine Scout Snipers is scheduled to graduate on Dec. 15, marking the end of the 0317 MOS and a long tradition of producing some of the deadliest snipers on the battlefield. The last HOGs night will take place the night before, aboard Camp Geiger in North Carolina. Marine scout sniper candidates are initially called Professionally Instructed Gunmen, or PIGs, but once they graduate from the course, they are called Hunters of Gunmen, or HOGs. The HOGs night, a tradition for all scout sniper graduates including legends like Carlos Hathcock and Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney, is where scout...
  • Video shows Marines in massive brawl outside Austin, Texas, bar after a woman's cell phone was taken

    11/20/2023 12:54:19 PM PST · by algore · 61 replies
    The footage appears to show the groups outside the Voodoo Room on the historic Sixth Street of Austin's entertainment district. The altercation seems to start when one woman grabs a phone out of the hands of another and a Marine tries to intervene. Then, a man in a white long-sleeve shirt attempts to throw a punch at a different Marine and misses, as a group of his fellow military men rush to his defense. While some Marines try to separate the men as they curse at each other, tensions seem to escalate and an all-out brawl begins. The civilians and...
  • Navy SEAL Under Investigation for Extremist Activity After Fighting Transgender Rights in California

    11/19/2023 2:55:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2023 | By Konstantin Toropin
    A Marine-turned-Navy SEAL operator is under investigation for having ties with extremist groups such as the Proud Boys after local reporters and activists, as well as major media outlets, revealed he attended many protests and events throughout Southern California. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bryce Henson is under investigation following allegations of "possibly participating with, or supporting, extremist causes," Nancy spokesman Cmdr. Ben Tisdale confirmed to rose to prominence over the past year while attending protests as well as school board and city council meetings, where he pushed anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric under a false name and often in the company of...
  • Make Every Marine a Drone Killer

    11/13/2023 10:12:29 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 21 replies
    November 2023 ^ | Captain Karl Flynn, U.S. Marine Corps
    More recently, the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war have demonstrated the effectiveness of UASs. In those conflicts, unmanned systems have been used at a scale and sophistication far beyond those of any previous conventional war. UASs and loitering munitions (LMs) proved crucial to Azerbaijan’s victory. Ukraine’s Turkish-built Bayraktar drones grabbed headlines early in the 2022 invasion when they destroyed Russian vehicles with precision munitions.2 Russian Lancet-3 LMs have likewise been documented destroying high-value Ukrainian targets such as surface-to-air missile systems and howitzers.3In addition to purpose-built systems, Ukrainian volunteer groups have used commercially purchased and custom-built unmanned aerial...