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Valor Friday

| January 15, 2021 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

As we explore the most decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the post-Vietnam era, the lists become much shorter. There are quite a few people who score the same or very close to each other. For example, most of the Army Medal of Honor recipients in the War on Terror earned the MoH, the […]

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Oldest Marine passes away, age 107

| January 13, 2021 | 7 Comments
Oldest Marine passes away, age 107

KoB sends in word that Dorothy “Dot” Cole has passed away at age 107. She was the oldest living Marine until her death. The News & Observer does a great write up on Dot and her journey through service during World War II. We talked about this amazing lady on her birthday a few months […]

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Marine Rescues Infant From Burning Car

| January 3, 2021 | 12 Comments
Marine Rescues Infant From Burning Car

Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter ‘I don’t think I’m special’ says Marine who rescued a baby from a burning car “I was like ‘I need to help her get her baby out of the car.” BY JAMES CLARK On Dec. 7, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Wetter was on a winding road through Fallbrook, California in the […]

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Valor Friday

| January 1, 2021 | 19 Comments
Valor Friday

When researching past heroes, it’s common to see a phrase like “most decorated soldier” of a particular war, but what exactly does that mean? It’s largely open to some interpretation. Both the Army and the Air Force have point based systems in place for awards and decorations when it comes time to promote to certain […]

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The Marine Corps Has Started Fielding 30,000 Rifle Suppressors to Combat Units

| December 30, 2020 | 22 Comments
The Marine Corps Has Started Fielding 30,000 Rifle Suppressors to Combat Units

A U.S. Marine utilizes a suppressor while providing security on a company attack range in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 21, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sarah N. Petrock) Marine Corps Systems Command has begun the process of fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A1 rifles. […]

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This young Marine has “E-4 Mafia” written all over him

| December 18, 2020 | 25 Comments
This young Marine has “E-4 Mafia” written all over him

  Jeff LPH 3 tipped us off to this great one. You’re a young Marine stationed at Miramar. Half your squadron just deployed. Now you’re at home station and facing an inspection. As he says, this is “just straight up not a good time.” You need to sham your way out of this. A dental […]

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Marine found guilty of smuggling firearms into Haiti in a plan to become President of Haiti

| December 11, 2020 | 45 Comments
Marine found guilty of smuggling firearms into Haiti in a plan to become President of Haiti

This one takes balls. Lucky for us, he apparently was all balls and no brain. Most people who engage in arms smuggling don’t declare it to the airline. They also don’t bitch slap the customs agent at the first sign of trouble. Once a Sergeant of Marines, Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau, 34, has now been […]

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Valor Friday

| December 4, 2020 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Rodney Davis was 19 and had just graduated high school when he enlisted with the US Marine Corps in 1961. After completing recruit training he was a rifleman in Company K, 3/2 Marines at Camp Lejeune. By 1964 he’d been promoted to lance corporal and was sent to be […]

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