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Update on USMC Maj. Gen. Neary, MARFOREUR/AF commander

| October 21, 2020 | 41 Comments
Update on USMC Maj. Gen. Neary, MARFOREUR/AF commander

We talked about General Neary when the story first broke about his alleged use of a racial slur. We now have a bit more on the topic amid news that the Commandant of the Marine Corps has relieved Maj Gen Neary from his command of US Marine Forces Europe and Africa. He’d only been in […]

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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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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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Stolen valor returned

| September 27, 2020 | 17 Comments
Stolen valor returned

Thomas Faleskie, an 83 year old retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, had his home recently burgled. Among the items stolen were the medals he was awarded over a 25 year career, including two tours as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Local police made an arrest in the case, but were unable to return the medals. […]

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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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How USMC Commandant is reshaping force without increasing the budget

| September 25, 2020 | 15 Comments
How USMC Commandant is reshaping force without increasing the budget

To put it simply, he’s just getting rid of all the expensive stuff. Aircraft squadrons are being trimmed of planes, the Marine Corps tank program is no more, and artillery is getting rid of most of their traditional cannons in favor of high mobility artillery rocket system, or HIMARS. The Marine Corps is cutting or […]

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Oldest living US Marine celebrates 107th birthday in North Carolina

| September 24, 2020 | 8 Comments
Oldest living US Marine celebrates 107th birthday in North Carolina

The KoB sends us word on the 107th birthday of this Marine. The oldest living U.S. Marine celebrated her 107th birthday in Kannapolis, N.C., over the weekend, with a happy birthday greeting from the Marine Corps. Sgt. Dot Cole joined the Marines in 1943, trained at Camp Lejeune, then went to Quantico for an administrative role, the city of Kannapolis […]

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