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Vietnam – The Marines at Khe Sanh 1968

| October 17, 2020 | 11 Comments
Vietnam – The Marines at Khe Sanh 1968

The 2nd link below is to a video regarding the 1968 Battle for Khe Sanh, a USMC base built in the northern highlands of Vietnam.  The video is narrated and is restored color, transferred to video. The attack on the Khe Sanh base came ahead of the Tet Offensive, starting on 21 January 1968 and […]

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Two men arrested in plot to kidnap Michigan governor were Marine veterans

| October 12, 2020 | 20 Comments
Two men arrested in plot to kidnap Michigan governor were Marine veterans

Jeff LPH 3 sends along an update on the men who are accused of plotting to kidnap Governor Whitmer (D-MI) and kill cops to kickstart a civil war. Two of the 13 men arrested in an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were Marine veterans, according to Marine officials. Joseph […]

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Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Stolen Valor

| October 10, 2020 | 28 Comments
Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Stolen Valor

The Marine Corps Times and Newsweek report that a man was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for claiming to be a Marine that was wounded twice in combat; then using these claims to fraudulently obtain medical and other benefits. The man, James Jonathan Stiles of Orange California, was also to ordered to pay […]

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Marine two-star under investigation for using a racial slur

| October 4, 2020 | 42 Comments
Marine two-star under investigation for using a racial slur

ninja sent in this news; The two-star general in charge of U.S. Marines in Europe and Africa is under investigation for allegations that he used a racial slur during a recent training event with his troops, the Corps said Friday. “We are aware of the allegations,” said Capt. Joseph Butterfield, a Marine Corps spokesman. “The […]

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Politicians Are Now Involved

| September 28, 2020 | 29 Comments
Politicians Are Now Involved

The Marines are thinking, as reported earlier, of closing two bases currently used for recruit training. (Yes, as we all know quite well, Dave Hardin will tell you that Marines do engage in thinking, no matter how many headaches it gives them.) Anyway, now that politicians have found out about it, those in whose state […]

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‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

| September 26, 2020 | 45 Comments
‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

Since the Marine Corps has axed their tanks, those Marines are looking for (going to channel Jeff LPH 3 here for a second) greener pastures with the Army. Over three-dozen former Marine Corps tank company members became soldiers last weekend, after their prior unit disbanded under a broader plan to redesign the service for more agile naval […]

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Valor Friday

| September 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to start a new series about valorous chaplains. My first subject is a name known to many, in particular US Marines. The Grunt Padre himself, Father (Lieutenant) Vincent Capodanno. Capodanno was born in 1929 in Staten Island, NY. He’d go on to graduate high school there and attended college and seminary before becoming […]

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Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

| September 25, 2020 | 64 Comments
Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

ninja sends us this article from Stars and Stripes.  Top leaders for each of the Defense Department’s military services are working to remove all personal identifying information from promotions packets, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. The top uniformed officers and the civilian secretaries of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force have […]

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