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  • 1 Marine dead, 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle accident off Southern California coast

    07/31/2020 10:26:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/31/2020
    Search and rescue efforts are still underway Friday morning for the eight missing individuals with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. At least two others were injured in the accident, which occurred Thursday, and have been transported to Southern California hospitals, according to a news release from the US Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary Force. ... The incident occurred during a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group routine training exercise in the vicinity of San Clemente Island, according to the Marines. The incident began around 5:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when Marines in an amphibious...
  • You need a hero, America? — Marine catches 3 year-old boy dropped from burning building!

    07/07/2020 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | on July 7, 2020 1:55 pm | Kane
    WR Phillip Blanks dives to catch a 3-year old boy dropped from a burning, 3rd floor Phoenix apartment. I just spoke to the former Marine who says he was “put on this earth to protect people.” KALAMAZOO — Catching a child who was dropped from a burning building was just Phillip Blanks doing his job. The retired U.S. Marine and former football player at Kalamazoo Central High School doesn’t want special recognition for helping save a 3-year-old boy from an apartment fire in Phoenix, Arizona. Blanks, a body guard today, said protecting others is just part of his job. Blanks...
  • Here's What You Didn't Know About that Hero's Takedown of Antifa With AR-15 at Seattle Riot

    06/10/2020 11:02:56 AM PDT · by rxsid · 56 replies ^ | 06.07.2020 | Victoria Taft
    Here's What You Didn't Know About that Hero's Takedown of Antifa With AR-15 at Seattle Riot At this time when cops are taking knees in supplication to the mobs and rioters are in the streets, there’s one question I keep coming back to. No, it’s not the existential question of the day. It’s this: who was that hero security guy in Seattle? Who was “Shaft,” as I dubbed him? What’s his story? Crazy! Guy finds what looks like AR-15 in busted up police cruiser and gets gun pulled on him immediately. #seattleprotest— Jason Lynch (@206Lynch) May 30, 2020 …...
  • Retired U.S. Marine salutes, stands on DC median for 24 hours to raise awareness for veteran suicide

    05/25/2020 11:38:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020 | David Aaro
    A retired U.S. Marine walked onto a concrete median in Washington D.C. on Sunday and stood for a period of 24 hours -- with the hope of bringing awareness to veteran suicide. Retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, 45, held a salute for 22 minutes at the beginning of the first hour to symbolize the American veterans who take their own life each day. For each hour after, the salute drops by one minute before it eventually counts down to zero. “It’s a very emotional time, very emotional," Chambers' wife, Lorraine Heist-Chambers told Washington's WJLA-TV. “This is something that...

    05/22/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/19/20
    This is a sad video.  Nick is a combat vet who loves America.  He served 12 years in the Marine Corps Recon, in combat in Afghanistan, etc..  Now he just wants to raise his family, run his business (a gym) and hopefully one retire.  Although like many of people he is waking up to a fundamentally changed America. 
  • Marine dog achieves legendary status in US special operations community

    05/19/2020 11:53:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19 2020 | Matt London
    Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Alex Schnell said he knew that he had a very unique animal on his hands the very first time he saw Bass, a Belgian Malinois. "One of the first things I noticed is his golden eyes," said Schnell in the new Fox Nation series "Hero Dogs" hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor Shannon Bream. "He's got very piercing predator eyes," he continued, "I could just tell with that look -- this is a pretty special canine and I was very happy to get the chance to be assigned with him."
  • California Police STAND DOWN After Marine Vet Challenges Their Integrity

    05/04/2020 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/03/20
    California police at an anti-lockdown protest in Sacramento, California stood down after a Marine veteran challenged their integrity for enforcing unconstitutional orders. 
  • The Marine Corps' top general explains his decision to ban Confederate flag displays on bases

    04/25/2020 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 23, 2020 | Gina Harkins
    The Marine Corps' top general has issued a rallying cry for leathernecks to unite around symbols that bring them together, rather than those that divide, as he moves to prohibit the Confederate flag on all installations.
  • Free Republic Lost A Great One Yesterday - RIP The Shrew

    04/15/2020 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 108 replies
    Personal ^ | 4.15.2020 | MAF
    I'm very sad to say that The Shrew passed away yesterday. I know there are some oldtimers here that would want to know and possibly share condolences and stories. He was one of the best.
  • Marine Vet Blocks Pensacola Abortion Mill Driveway to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 from Louisiana Hot Spot

    04/01/2020 12:23:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April Fools Day | Cheryl Sullenger
    Pensacola, FL – Last Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an order that anyone traveling to Florida from Louisiana, where there has been a dramatic eruption COVID-19 cases, should self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of COVID -19. However, at the American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola, that order is being completely ignored. According to Dr. Tom Messe, of the estimated 80 women who received abortions at American Family Planning during the weekend of March 28, 2020, many women were from Louisiana. It was believed that none of them had complied with the order to self-quarantine. Some...
  • Decorated Marine from Simi Valley among 2 killed in ‘intense’ clash with ISIS fighters in Iraq

    03/10/2020 10:17:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/10/2020
    Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo died Sunday along with Capt. Moises A. Navas from Maryland, also 34, died in a joint Iraqi-U.S. helicopter assault on a suspected ISIS-occupied cave complex in the Makhmur Mountains of northern Iraq. They were assigned to the Second Marine Raider Battalion. The mission began with several dozen Iraqi counterterrorism forces, along with approximately a dozen special forces Marines, traveling by helicopter to the area where intelligence showed 15 to 20 ISIS fighters had hidden. As they got close to the target, they encountered stiff resistance from ISIS fighters largely equipped with small arms. The firefight...
  • US Marine tests positive for coronavirus in Virginia, Pentagon says

    03/08/2020 1:43:55 AM PST · by deks · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2020 | Nick Givas
    A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Saturday, making him the first Marine to contract the disease and the third American service member to become infected.
  • County Sheriff in Alabama Shot to Death in Line of Duty

    11/23/2019 9:24:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/23/2019 | Brian Day
    Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she offered her prayers and sympathy to his family and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham told news outlets that Williams was shot at a gas station in the community of Hayneville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Montgomery. Details remained sketchy as law enforcement agents converged on the community. Video from WSFA-TV showed a heavy law enforcement presence late Saturday outside a QV gas station. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Cpl. Jess Thornton...
  • SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Trashes Vindman as 'Operative with an Agenda'

    11/20/2019 10:25:53 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Journal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Jared Harris
    The former Navy SEAL who sent Osama Bin Laden to the grave weighed in on a star witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, and it wasn’t pretty. Robert O’Neill slammed Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Tuesday for his allegedly partisan motives in the Democrats’ attempt to oust the president. ... O’Neill wrote. “I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda.” ... The lieutenant colonel even went outside his chain of command, a move that lends weight to the theory he is simply an anti-Trump operative taking the...
  • When Someone Says "Vote Democrat"

    11/08/2019 7:12:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/06/19
    When someone says "Vote Democrat" 
  • US Marine critically wounded after jumping on grenade has message for Americans: 'You are worth it'

    10/17/2019 11:07:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17 2019 | Yael Halon
    Retired Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter reflected on his time serving in Afghanistan and discussed how he turned his injury into opportunity in his new memoir, "You Are Worth It." Highlighting his book on Fox Nation's "After the Show Show," Carpenter shared his motivation behind his work, nine years after his life changed forever. "I wrote this book to transcend all boundaries," Carpenter said. "I didn't want only veterans or service members, or people that had been to combat, to only be able to take something from it. I wanted anyone to pick it up and not only be able to...
  • Mexican Cartel Shoots Over 50 Rounds at US Border Patrol Marine Unit in Rio Grande

    08/09/2019 1:27:44 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 66 replies
    A US border patrol marine unit on Friday morning was fired upon by Mexican cartels from the Mexican riverbank. “Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank. Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit several times but no one on board was injured,” Border Patrol announced on Friday.
  • Nolte: Robert Mueller Isn’t Senile; He Was a Dirty Cop Forced to Take the Witness Stand

    They told us Robert Mueller was Captain America: Crusader for Truth, and instead we got George Costanza and all the inept deception, sweaty stalling, and blundering dishonesty that comes with him. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s bumbling, stumbling, grumbling, tumbling, crumbling testimony Wednesday before the U.S House of Representatives was not only karma on steroids, it once again proved just how brilliant the American Constitution is. You see, the sublime spectacle of watching Robert Mueller’s reputation go up in flames, flames ignited by his own corrupt report and fueled by three years of the establishment media’s hoax machinery, would not have...
  • Florida girl who played football, wanted to be a Marine is killed by suspected drunken driver

    07/04/2019 6:02:02 PM PDT · by devane617 · 41 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 07/04/2019 | Hasley Pitman and David K. Li
    A 17-year-old girl who played football and aspired to enlist with the Marines was killed by a suspected drunken driver, Florida authorities said Tuesday.
  • Retired Marine cuts off driver, attempts to apologize before being fatally shot in Davie

    06/17/2019 2:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies ^ | 12 June, 2019 | Alex Browning | Jeff Lennox
    DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have released new details surrounding a shootout in Davie on Friday that left two men dead.Davie Police responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street just before 2 p.m. and located a deceased man inside of a work truck.Authorities identified the victim on Wednesday as 41-year-old retired U.S. Marine Keith Byrne.A dark-colored BMW M5 sedan was the second car involved in the shooting. The passenger inside of the car, later identified as 22-year-old Andre Sinclair, suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was found lying in the street.Fire rescue crews transported him...