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Sergeant Major Canley, MoH recipient, dies aged 84

| May 13, 2022 | 9 Comments
Sergeant Major Canley, MoH recipient, dies aged 84

After battling cancer for 10 years, retired US Marine Corps Sergeant Major John Canley has passed away. Canley received the Medal of Honor in 2018, fifty years after his heroics in 1968 Vietnam, for which he originally received the Navy Cross. Last year, the Navy named a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship after him. […]

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More details on fired Marine general’s transgressions

| May 3, 2022 | 41 Comments
More details on fired Marine general’s transgressions

We talked about Marine Corps Major General Neary some time back when he was relieved of his command over use of the “N-word”. At the time, it was reported that the general had used it in the context of challenging some junior Marines who were listening to rap music that prominently featured the racial slur. […]

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Valor Friday

| April 8, 2022 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

The Second Battle of Vailele is a largely forgotten battle in the largely forgotten Second Samoan Civil War. The war occurred in 1898-1899 when Great Britain and the US fought Germany over control of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific. The result of the conflict saw the US being given control over the eastern […]

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Marine Osprey involved in an “incident” in Norway

| March 18, 2022 | 22 Comments
Marine Osprey involved in an “incident” in Norway

Word has just come in that a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft has been involved in an “incident” while in Norway and taking part in NATO Exercise Cold Response 22. Fox News is reporting that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres of Norway have rescue crews enroute. Here’s the Marine Corps’ latest on it; We can confirm […]

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How Stolen Valor Was Discovered

| March 16, 2022 | 53 Comments
How Stolen Valor Was Discovered

There has been quite a bit of news coverage about Sarah Cavanaugh being charged with Stolen Valer for her alleged scheme to defraud people out of money posing as a wounded Marine. We wrote about her here: https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=123957 This article, however, takes a different slant and focuses on how observant people questioned her story and […]

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Valor Friday

| March 11, 2022 | 13 Comments
Valor Friday

This week I have a fresh case of valor to cover. During the 2022 Invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Ukrainian Armed Forces displayed incredible heroism in defending their homeland. The invasion began on 24 February, and in those critical early days was bogged down by these defenders. In the days since, the Ukrainian people […]

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77 years ago today, the flag was raised at Iwo Jima

| February 23, 2022 | 12 Comments
77 years ago today, the flag was raised at Iwo Jima

In what became perhaps the most famous American photo of all time, an iconic image of the US Marine Corps was taken 77 years ago today. I’ve written about several of the men there that day. Colonel Dave Severance‘s passing last year saw me detail the sequence of events about the flag raising. Then-Private First […]

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Charges Dismissed against one defendant in MARSOC 3 case

| February 11, 2022 | 5 Comments
Charges Dismissed against one defendant in MARSOC 3 case

A military judge dismissed charges against one of the MARSOC 3. These charges were dismissed “with prejudice”. The reason for this dismissal involves “threatening comments” that indicated Unlawful Command Influence (UPI). From Yahoo: During the meeting, Thomas asked Shaw about protecting attorneys from outside influences, to which Shaw responded with words to the effect of […]

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