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Marine’s C-4 Joke at Airport Bombed

| December 8, 2019 | 39 Comments
Marine’s C-4 Joke at Airport Bombed

Lance Corporal Joseph Simkus was on his way home to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. While at the airport, in the security line, he decided to crack a joke. He asked the TSA to check his shoes for C-4 explosives. This resulted in a delay in his travel plans when security took him aside for […]

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‘Grateful’: Marine recognized for saving life of teen struck by car

| November 30, 2019 | 11 Comments
‘Grateful’: Marine recognized for saving life of teen struck by car

Navy/Marine Commendation Medal Samantha Alexander was doing her best to keep the mind of a teenage boy off the severe cut across his leg. “How old are you?” she asked him. “What is your name?” The 26-year-old Marine sergeant was driving home from her job at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort one afternoon in […]

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Valor Friday

| November 1, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today Mason “Crosses the Tee” as it were, with his third post of those who have been awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor more than once. Mason Part three of our series on men who have received two Medals of Honor (MoH) continues. We’ve so far explored the five men who received Medals of Honor […]

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Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut – 36 Years Ago

| October 23, 2019 | 12 Comments
Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut – 36 Years Ago

Today marks 36 years since the US Marine Barracks headquarters building was bombed in Beirut Lebanon. At 0622 on October 23, 1983 a suicide truck loaded with equivalent of 12,000 pounds of explosives destroyed headquarters building of BLT 1/8 at Beirut International Airport.  Almost simultaneous suicide attack destroyed building occupied by French paratroopers. U.S. casualties: […]

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Marines Expand Training

| October 18, 2019 | 5 Comments
Marines Expand Training

The Marines are expanding the size of their battlefield prep training, based on the assumption that at some point, they may face either Russia or China. From the article: The 2nd Marine Division is heading west to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, to conduct the unit’s largest exercise in […]

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Marines: Second Marine Misidentified in Famous Iwo Jima Photo

| October 17, 2019 | 16 Comments
Marines: Second Marine Misidentified in Famous Iwo Jima Photo

The website newser.com and nbc.com published articles that state that the Marine Corps is now saying that another serviceman was misidentified in the famous photo of the flag-raising at the Battle of Iwo Jima. For the second time in less than four years, military historians have revised the list of the Marines seen in one of history’s […]

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A Few News Items

| October 14, 2019 | 24 Comments
A Few News Items

Marines with Umbrellas? Well, so far the women Marines are allowed to carry them, but not the other Marines. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/10/11/the-most-dangerous-weapon-in-the-world-is-a-marine-and-his-umbrella-the-case-for-dryness/ From the article: The old adage of, “If it ain’t raining, we ain’t training,” could be in serious jeopardy if a pending update to the Marine Corps uniform policy overturns a rule prohibiting male Marines […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

| October 13, 2019 | 9 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best of many. twenty forty fifty so. Honorable Mention goes to my pals AW1 Scott and Fred These are from the right, but I am more than willing to post up differing […]

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