United States Marine Corps

  Dieter Eckhertz, German WWII journalist did extensive interviews with German soldiers who were defending Normandy Beach on June 6th 1944. His son, Holger just recently published these. Here for example is testimony from Second Lieutenant L.T.J. Wergens, an artillery Battery Officer assigned to the 716th Infantry Division, an amalgam of Balkan, troops and older […]

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By April of 1945, the Russians were at Hitler’s doorstep in the bloody smoking streets of Berlin. Russian tank battalions were forcing back a desperate and hopeless yet fanatical army of Nazis hoping to come out of the Second World War with something to show for it. All over Europe, German units were surrendering their […]

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Peleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.

August 3, 2014

    The Japanese Imperial Command was the last organization in Japan to get the message that the United State’s juggernaut advance up the Pacific was not going to end soon. Out of a medieval Samurai value system, the Japanese believed it was incumbent upon them to resist at all costs. It can be argued […]

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“I Don’t Know What You Been Told” – Military Cadence Songs

December 2, 2013

  It is the phenomenon of working songs that gave birth to military cadence songs. The call out and respond structure keeps a leader a band of people together in real time. Perhaps the comedy of the sings or the fact that they are sung together that bonds people. Perhaps they bond no one. They […]

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Two Marine Generals Fired.

November 9, 2013

    Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos   On September 14th, 2012, 15 Taliban operative disguised in American uniforms, stormed Camp Bastion Using small arms, mortars, RPGs, suicide vests and grenades the 15 men attacked and destroyed six AV-8B Harriers from the Marine Attack Squadron 211, based in Yuma, Arizona. Marines have less than […]

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Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

September 24, 2013

              Source wiki . Related Posts:More great WWII Propaganda PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.

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Great World War II Marine And Army Ranger Recruitment Posters.

September 23, 2013

              source: wiki   Related Posts:Marine Commercial

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What They Carried. The US Infantryman In World War II.

May 16, 2013

  When the Japanese attacked the US military installation at Pearl Harbor, the US wasn’t really ready for war. In fact, we were plainly under equipped, under dressed, out matched in almost everyway by a typical German or Japanese soldier. What the United States of America was ready for on December 7th, 1941, was industrial […]

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Was Tarawa Worth It?

April 7, 2013

  On maps, war makes sense. It’s hard to see the decision making process that produced killing fields from the killing fields themselves. Maps are mostly bloodless affairs that give one a general idea of where attacks are supposed to occur. It’s easy to see why the US had to build airfields starting at Tarawa […]

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We Had No Idea How Hard The Japanese Would Fought Until Guadalcanal. Then Again, They Didn’t Know How Hard We Would Fight Either.

January 3, 2013

  Once the smaller islands were in US hands, the Marines moved. At 0910 hours the Ist and 3rd Batteries of 5th Marines took Beach Red. The landing was unopposed. 3rd battery of the 1st Marines took Mount Austin to the southwest. The going was slow. The thickly wooded island was almost impenetrable to anyone, […]

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Guadalcanal Was Our First Official Ground War With The Japanese.

January 1, 2013

      May 1942, untested United States Marines are headed into the Pacific, most of them are kids out of high school with a deeply inculcated sense of pride and patriotism. For the most part they are well trained. These are the pride of America’s youth. The answer to both the dedicated Wehrmacht soldier […]

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Jerry Coleman, Marine Combat Pilot, Fought In Two Wars, Played For The Yankees.

April 10, 2012

  He played for the Yankees and the Padres. He played in six World Series and won four of them. He batted a lifetime .263. He had 558 hits and 217 runs batted in. Coleman was an American League All-Star, and won the Most Valuable Player in the 1950 World Series, when the Yankees swept […]

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Ted Williams. Linguist. Red Sox Hero. Fighter Pilot.

April 9, 2012

Ted Williams.   August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002   He hit 521 home runs. His batting average was .344. He has over 2600 hits. He got on base 48 percent of the time. He was an MVP 19 times and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.   Oh yeah, […]

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The Interview.

April 4, 2012

  Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked: “What do you feel … when you shoot an insurgent?” The Marine shrugged and replied, “A slight recoil.” Source: Militaryhumor.com Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Quote Of The Day

December 28, 2011

.   “We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.”   Gunnery Sgt. Chesty Puller. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Marine Runs Mile In Full EOD Blast Suit In 9 Minutes

March 9, 2010

“The morning sky over Sahl Sinjar, Iraq, is barely lit by the sun, which has not yet broken past the horizon as most Marines throughout the forward operating base are getting their final moments of sleep. Meanwhile, a Marine explosive ordnance disposal technician sits on the back steps of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle […]

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Colonel John Murtha, USMC, Dead At 77.

February 8, 2010

U.S. Representative John P. Murtha has dedicated his life to serving his country both in the military and in the halls of Congress. He had a long and distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990. He has been serving the people of Pennsylvania’s […]

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Strange. Right After Medical Doctor Blows Whistle On Shoddy Veteran Treatment, His Personnel Reviews Suddenly Change From Satisfactory To Bad. Hmmmm.

February 1, 2010

“Internal documents and e-mails show that Navy officials unfavorably doctored a psychiatrist’s performance record after he blew the whistle on what he said was dangerously inept management of care for Marines suffering combat stress at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The internal correspondence, obtained by Salon, also includes an order to delete earlier records praising the work […]

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Newest Marine Corps Commercial

January 28, 2010

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Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

November 20, 2009

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