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  • Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

    01/16/2021 7:13:11 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 January 2021 | Tim Balk
    Dorothy Schmidt Cole, who enlisted in the Marine Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on to become the oldest living Marine veteran, has died. She was 107. She had hoped to join the Navy, but at 4-foot-11 she was deemed too short, according to The Charlotte Observer. But the strong-willed woman found another route, learning to fly planes and becoming an early member of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.
  • Oath of Enlistment (VANITY)

    01/05/2021 6:04:15 PM PST · by NTHockey · 58 replies
    At 10 AM on Monday, January 5, 1959, I swore this oath on entering the United States Marine Corps: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." That oath has no expiration date and is good for everything,...
  • The ‘deadliest’ Marine on Parris Island reveals the secrets to his record-setting shooting

    12/18/2020 11:49:14 AM PST · by AggregateThreat · 43 replies
    Marine Pfc. Austin Ferrell made headlines when he earned the title of deadliest shot at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, but the 21-year-old who grew up shooting in Culpepper, Virginia was actually hoping to shoot better than his record-breaking rifle qualification score. Shooting an M16A4 rifle equipped with a 4X, fixed-power rifle combat optic, Ferrell broke the depot record for Table One rifle qualification in July with a total score of 248 out of 250. The previous record on Table One — which includes shooting from the prone, kneeling and standing positions at target ranges of 200, 300 and...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Participates in a Toys for Tots Christmas Event [some nice photos]

    12/17/2020 6:03:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Flickr ^ | 12/08/2020 | TheWhitehouse
    First Lady Melania Trump, joined by members of the United States Marines, waves to children participating in a Toys for Tots Christmas event Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.
  • VIDEO: USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins: 'I DID NOT RECANT'

    11/10/2020 5:38:45 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10 Nov 20 (7:40pm) | John Basham
    USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins: 'I DID NOT RECANT' "Washington Post‘s Shawn Boburg and Jacob Bogage have been played by the same federal agents that are on the audio coercing the whistleblower to recant. AUDIO TAPES OF COERCION TO BE RELEASED..."- James OKeefe
  • RECORDING: Federal agents “coerce” USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story. Hopkins doubles down... (VIDEO)

    11/10/2020 4:42:31 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 124 replies
    twitter ^ | 10 Oct 2020 | James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
    Agent Strasser: “I am trying to twist you a little bit” “I am scaring you here”...” we have Senators involved...DOJ involved...reason they called me is to try to harness that storm.”
  • Happy Birthday USMC - Commandant: "We don’t take a knee"

    11/10/2020 4:33:49 AM PST · by AggregateThreat · 20 replies
    245 years old today A Message From The Commandant Of The Marine Corps
  • Happy Birthday (???), Three Amigos

    11/10/2020 4:38:11 AM PST · by Long-lens · 5 replies
    All those with invitations to the 245th birthday celebration of the Marine Corps: one step forward—hut!! Whoa not so fast, Mattis. As you were, Kelly. Allen, you are dismissed . . . and double time it you ridiculous person. My impression, which runs as deep as any I have formed in my long life, is that the vast majority of jarheads take their honor WAY seriously. Yes I have seen some bad apples, and truthfully more than a few, that have cast some tarnish on the EGA. We all have. But never enough to make more than a whit of...
  • VANITY--Must See Movie--Ride the Thunder

    01/27/2019 5:52:06 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 14 replies
    On Amazon Prime, Ride the Thunder is an excellent movie showing up close and personal the evils of communism as seen through the eyes of many who experienced the Vietnam War. Great scenes of disgusting Hanoi Jane, Swiftboat Kerry, Donald Sutherland and the radical leftists.
  • Benedict Mattis

    11/07/2020 1:59:32 PM PST · by Long-lens · 30 replies
    I raise my voice as former Marine with 2 RVN tours. This gigantic lowlife, totally anti-American election fraud troubles me to the roots of my being. Can the bad guys (whole lineup) be any more obvious, I ask you? I didn't put my a** on the line (volunteered on both occasions) for the better part of 2 years of my young life, to "protect and defend" a society of reeking corrupt liars and cheats such as we are seeing on full-dress parade now. Personally, the "unkindest cut" may be the treachery (and yes, that is the word, just check the...
  • The Marines Corps is rolling out a 'subversive' new strategy to take on China

    10/25/2020 8:08:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 25th, 2020 | Mark Perry
    US Marine officers are notoriously dismissive of those who talk about strategy. "Strategy?" a Marine who served in Vietnam says. "Here was our strategy: hey-diddle-diddle, straight-up-the-middle." The description rings true: The Marine Corps' most famous fights were straight-ahead affairs that gave the Corps its most celebrated moments: at Belleau Wood (in World War I), at Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa (in World War II), at Inchon (during Korea), at Hue (in Vietnam) and, most recently during the battles for Fallujah, back in 2004. Now, it seems, all of that is changing. In August of last year, Marine Corps Commandant Gen....
  • One Marine, One Ship

    10/25/2020 4:12:27 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 42 replies
    Originally Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 22 Oct 2000 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Oct. 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks — five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty. Whether we've properly safeguarded the freedoms they fought to leave us, may be a discussion best left for another day. Today...
  • 96-year-old veteran aims to be oldest Marine to run Marine Corps Marathon

    10/25/2020 10:10:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25 2020 | Paul Best
    A 96-year-old World War II veteran is hoping to become the oldest Marine to ever complete the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. Thiele "Fred" Harvey, who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima, is participating in the race with a team of marathoners -- Dr. Glenn Paige, Chris Haley and Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Lawrence -- who plan to push Harvey across the finish line. Paige, who has run several Marine marathons, first met Harvey four years ago. The two have talked every week since.
  • Marine Corps commanding general relieved of duty over reported use of racial slur

    10/20/2020 11:52:54 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 20 2020 | Jordan Williams
    The Marine Corps has removed its commanding general in Europe and Africa while he is under investigation for reportedly using racial slurs. Maj. General Stephen Neary, a two-star general, was relieved of his duties on Monday due to a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command," the Marine Corps said in a statement obtained via email by The Hill. Stars and Stripes reported earlier this month that Neary was under investigation for reportedly using racial slurs when referring to African Americans.
  • Multiple coyote attacks on runners reported at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in NC

    09/25/2020 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    AMN ^ | 9/24/20 | Mark Price - Charlotte Observer
    Cape Lejeune Marine Corps Base on the North Carolina coast has issued a safety alert after multiple people reported being attacked at the military facility by coyotes. At least four attacks have occurred recently on the eastern side of the base, near the Wallace Creek area, officials said in a Facebook post. Investigators did not give details of the injuries, but noted all victims “were running after dark in the vicinity.” The latest attack occurred at 4 a.m. Sept. 23. All the victims reported being near offices of the II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group Command when attacked, officials said....
  • Marine Corps rolls out the M18, the first new service pistol since the Reagan era

    09/24/2020 10:57:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Marines fire rounds downrange during Combat Pistol Program qualification training and firing at the Puuloa Range Training Facility in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, April 30. The new pistol program will replace annual pistol training and is more combat-oriented than the pistol qualification previously implemented. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke/Released)The Marine Corps has fielded its first new service pistol in 35 years, Pentagon officials announced Tuesday, with M18s now being issued across the service. Marine Corps leaders said the M18 Modular Handgun System will replace all other sidearms, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1 and M007. The transition, which...
  • Marines’ Rifle Qualification Overhaul May Mean Fewer Expert Badges

    09/19/2020 4:52:37 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 22 replies
    The new Annual Rifle Qualification (ARQ) will replace Annual Rifle Training (ART) with a challenging new course of fire that forces Marines to apply basic marksmanship skills in a more dynamic environment, which will include moving targets and night shooting scenarios. The Marine Corps marksmanship community, recognizing the need to focus on lethality instead of standard marksmanship, drafted the new ARQ course of fire in October 2018 at the annual Combat Marksmanship Symposium.
  • Oldest living Marine turns 107 this month

    09/14/2020 11:56:22 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 10 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | 09/06/2020 | Victoria Young
    The oldest living Marine in the United States will celebrate her 107th birthday this month. Dorothy “Dot” Cole was 29 years old when she enlisted in the Marine Corps. She had been confirmed as the oldest living female U.S. Marine. But today, she is the oldest living person to have served in the Corps. She will celebrate her 107th birthday Sept. 19. Her service in the corps began in a time when few women had served as Marines.
  • 1847: The San Patricios

    09/13/2020 7:18:17 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | September 13, 2009 | Headsman
    At 9:30 a.m. this day, as the American army raised the Stars & Stripes over Chapultepec Castle during the Mexican-American War, it simultaneously carried out a mass hanging of 30 Irish deserters who had gone over to Santa Anna — the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, or the San Patricios. Irish had been migrating to the United States en masse even well before the Great Famine got rolling in 1845. And for those of that great migration wave who wound up in the service fighting the Mexican-American War, there was a hint of deja vu — an Anglo and Protestant imperial power...
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine

    09/06/2020 2:45:02 PM PDT · by kingtom · 13 replies
    Who else is excited to hear Joe Biden has to defend signing and sponsoring the 1994 Crime Bill?