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  • U.S. Marine Veteran Kicked Out of Pizza Hut — You Won’t Believe the Reason Why

    04/21/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jason DeWitt
    Above: “Gang colors” that reportedly offended a Pizza Hut manager in Green Bay, Wisconsin. According to a Facebook post by a user calling himself Rick Libertas Semper, a popular pizza chain refused to serve him because he was wearing four patches signifying his service as a U.S. Marine. According to his profile, he lives in Green Bay, Wis. “I decided to go to Pizza Hut for their lunch buffet after work and was approached by the manager who came to tell me that for the safety of the patrons and staff they do not allow people in the restaurant wearing...
  • Marine and Soldier Take Back US Flag from Hippie Protesters (Video)

    04/03/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/14 | Jim Hoft
    A US Marine and soldier took back the American flag from protesters for disrespecting it for holding it upside down. The confrontation unfolded in Albuquerque, N.M. in the wake of protests of the city’s police department. Via FOX Nation:
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    autoweek.com ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • Mali National Arraigned in 2000 Killing of American Diplomat in Niger

    03/14/2014 1:57:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Goldman
    "Mali national arraigned in 2000 killing of American diplomat in Niger" 

  • Kurt Chew-Een Lee dies at 88; decorated for bravery in Korean War

    03/12/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09 Mar 2014 | Tony Perry
    His bravery against numerically superior Chinese army troops at the Chosin Reservoir was the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the Chinese being meek, bland and obsequious," he told The Times in 2010. Rather than a combat billet, he was assigned as a language instructor in San Diego. He was deeply disappointed but decided...
  • AZ: Second Online Poll Hammers Those in Favor of Citizen Disarmament

    01/16/2014 8:38:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Second amendment supporters at Arizona Capitol in 2013 A recent poll from the Seattle Times ran through the blogosphere with decidedly positive results for second amendment activists.   In spite of splitting the second amendment supporters with two answers, the total came with 79% in favor of a strict reading of the second amendment (no infringements) and 18 percent in favor of the status quo.   Only 7% were for increased restrictions on second amendment rights, even worded as a "background check" measure. It appears that many people have been educated and have become more sophisticated in their understanding of the...
  • An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine (Power Puke Alert)

    01/06/2014 8:56:38 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/6/13 | Quil Lawrence
    Hal Faulkner is 79 years old and he's already lived months longer than his doctors predicted. "I don't know what to say, it's just incredible that I'm still here," Faulkner says in a halting voice made gruff by age and cancer. Faulkner joined the Marines in 1953, and served in the Philippines. In 1956, he got kicked out with an "undesirable discharge" for being gay. His military papers said "homosexual" on them, quite an obstacle in the 1950s. Still, Faulkner moved on, and had a successful career in sales. A few years ago, when he got diagnosed with terminal cancer,...
  • AZ:61-Year-Old Ex-Marine Fires at Suspect who Threatens Him and Security Guard

    01/04/2014 5:32:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Armed Arizonans at an Anti-IRS Rally This story in Arizona follows a classic defense of others scenario.  A suspect pulls a gun and points it at an unarmed security officer.   A former Marine, 61 years old, sees the situation and pulls his own gun.  He is concerned not only for the security officer, but his wife, who has just left the store and arrived at the scene.  He orders the suspect to "freeze", but the suspect points her gun at the former Marine, who fires.  The suspect and confederate then flee the scene on a motorcycle.   It...
  • Fairhaven Marine, 19, killed in Afghanistan

    12/12/2013 6:33:18 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    wcbv news Boston ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | N/A
    Matthew R. Rodriguez died while conducting combat operations FAIRHAVEN, Mass. —A 19-year-old Marine from Fairhaven has been killed in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Rodriguez died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, the Department of Defense announced. He was assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif Rodriguez's father, Roland Rodriguez, told the Standard-Times of New Bedford the family is headed for Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where his son's body is expected Saturday. He said declined to make extensive comments, but said his son "made a lot of...
  • Family sues US after dead Marine's body sent home without heart

    12/10/2013 6:54:47 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Navy initially told the LaLoups that parts of their son’s scalp were missing. Only when Beverly LaLoup inquired what would happen if they were later recovered did an official “accidentally” let slip that the scalp was intact but the heart was missing. Why was he (Brian LaLoup), encouraged to keep drinking the night of his death, despite talk of suicide? How was a weapons room left unlocked? And why was his body left in Greek custody when Marine and diplomatic protocol called for it to be returned to U.S. soil before any autopsy?
  • Marine, tornado victim fights back after targeted by thieves

    12/03/2013 5:16:43 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR-TV Oklahoma City ^ | December 2, 2013 | Courtney Francisco
    OKLAHOMA CITY – A burglary quickly turned into a chase Monday afternoon, but this time, it wasn’t police trailing the criminals; it was the victim. ***snip*** Perhaps more brazen, the criminals came back for seconds just as police left the house with the first report. Sanders heard a truck rounding a corner with his trailer connected to the back. A former Marine, the man wasn’t going to hold back when he saw the thieves. He jumped into his truck and started chasing the burglars. “I think that’s just part of his personality,” said Hayley. “That’s why he signed up for...
  • U.S. Marine predicted own brutal murder by 'ally'

    11/25/2013 9:55:52 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 50 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Garth Kant
    ‘You don’t understand how bad it is here’ The Marine told his father about training the Afghan police and described their chief as “a bad guy.” “They’re going to kill me here,” the son told his father. “They’re going to murder me inside my facility. These people are bad people, Dad.” “You people don’t understand how bad it is here,” he explained. “They don’t care about us. They don’t want us here. They said it to me. But we have to do what we’re told to do because we’re Marines.” Buckley Jr. described how he how he wasn’t scared about...
  • Delta Force Marine awarded Navy Cross for fight at CIA annex in Benghazi

    11/16/2013 2:24:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    In a unique battlefield commendation, a Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the nation’s second highest military honor for coming to the defense of Americans last year at a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Delta Force, a counterterrorism unit in the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), has been thought of as a strictly Army outfit. But it does take on qualified “operators,” as they are called, from other services. The Washington Times has reported that two Delta Force members were among a seven-person rescue team sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi on the...
  • THE ORIGIN OF OLD CORPS/NEW CORPS

    11/08/2013 5:04:48 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    Chesty Puller Himself! | 11/08/2013 | RaceBannon
    Lt Samuel Nicholas was recruiting his first recruit for the Marine Corps in Tun's Tavern, Philadelphia, November 10, 1775. His first recruit came up to him. "Here , sign your name or make your mark. Here's $10 pay for your first month. Did you bring your rifle?" The first Marine Recruit signed his name, took the money and said, "Yes, Sir, I have my rifle." "Lt Nicholas said, "Outstanding! Go sit down in the room in the back!" The second Marine recruit shows up. Lt Nicholas says, "Here, sign your name or make your mark! Here's $10 for your first...
  • Bittersweet day: Parris Island graduation and heart attack in the stands

    11/01/2013 6:39:21 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    self-exclusive | 11/01/2013 | RaceBannon
    Bittersweet day today I saw the daughter of an old friend graduate from Parris Island today, and she is welcomed as my new little sister in the Marine Corps. On a sad note, one of the family members sitting on the section for the Woman Marines platoon 4037 had an apparent heart attack while watching his daughter or granddaughter in her ceremony. His condition is unknown, they did not stop working on him and they took 10 or more minutes once he was in the ambulance and it did NOT leave screaming from the scene. If anyone can tell me...
  • Marine under fire for warning about insider threat

    10/29/2013 8:39:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/29/13 | CNN
    An email sent through a Marine's personal email account warning of a threat may end his 13-year career.
  • Marine Calls for McCain to be Arrested & Tried for Treason (at Town Hall)

    10/22/2013 10:53:37 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/22/2013 | MOFO Politics
    (VIDEO) Marine Blaine Cooper calls out John McCain on his treason for aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States.
  • Colonel in charge of Quantico's Security Battalion relieved

    10/19/2013 7:49:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 10/19/13 | staff
    Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps) The two-star head of Marine Corps Installations Command has relieved the commanding officer of Quantico’s Security Battalion following an incident involving a personal weapon, Marine Corps officials said. Col. Daren Margolin, a 24-year officer was removed from his post Oct. 18 by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine Corps spokeswoman. Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolin’s personal...
  • Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US

    09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    US Marines.mil ^ | 30 August 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack
    Well known for his portrayal of “Lt. Dan” in “Forrest Gump,” actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, according to a statement released by the U.S. Marine Corps website. “This was one of the most extraordinary nights,” Sinise said in the statement. “I was totally surprised by what the general gave me tonight. I’m humbled, shocked, moved and motivated to keep standing up for our men and women and giving back to them.” Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps’ commandant, hosted the ceremony at his home at...
  • Road Rage Marine

    08/31/2013 2:50:49 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    You Tube ^ | April, 2013 | EpicViralz
    Camp Pendleton road rage incident. See link above for video.
  • Heartwarming Photo of Wife Carrying Double-Amputee Marine Husband Goes Viral

    08/27/2013 2:03:16 PM PDT · by austinaero · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/27/13 | Robin Weil
    "Jesse, 28, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2009 after stepping on an IED, which was all caught on video by a fellow marine wearing a helmet camera." The footage was even used in a documentary about Jesse called "Coming Home." "If I hadn't stepped on that IED I wouldn't have met her," Jesse told ABC News. "I wouldn't take it back ever."
  • Marine Combat Vet Fights To Fly American Flag In His Own Front Yard After Neighbors Complain

    HYPOLUXO, Fla. – A U.S. Marine who served overseas in Iraq has returned home in Hypoluxo only to be told he cannot fly his American flag. Days after Gregory Schaffer installed a flag pole in his front yard, he received a citation from the Town of Hypoluxo listing the flag as a code violation. “It’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag,” said Schaffer
  • NCAA searches for new low by denying Marine eligibility

    08/18/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/18/2013 | Christopher Wilson
    We make fun of the NCAA because they are an easy punching bag. They lack consistency, transparency and an understanding of the basic concepts of common sense. You would think it difficult for them to find a new low after years of draconian punishments mixed with unsatisfactory wrist slaps but never doubt the potential depths to which Mark Emmert’s organization can plunge. Steven Rhodes is a 24-year-old Marine sergeant. He finished his five-year commitment to the armed forces this summer and called up Middle Tennessee State’s football coaches and asked if they had a spot for him as a walk-on....
  • Former Marine Colonel To Town Council: 'You're Building A Domestic Army; Are You Blind?'

    08/15/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 8/15/13 | Twana Blevins
    Every day it seems more like the "war on terror" is at home in the U.S. rather than abroad in a foreign country. Whether it's the NSA denying they scoop domestic communications while their chief tells hackers "we're looking for the terrorist among us," or it's the growing militarization and equipping of domestic police forces, it seems more and more crows keep coming home to roost. Well, one former Marine colonel has had about enough. In a rousing confrontation at a local council meeting in Concord, NH, he calls out his government for facilitating what he feels is a needless...
  • Are These The Last Days Of The U.S. Marine Corps?

    08/11/2013 11:57:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/11/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are the current personnel cuts the beginning of the end for the U.S. Marines? Could these actually be the last days of the U.S. Marine Corps? A decade ago, such a notion would have been absolutely unthinkable, but times have changed. The Marine Corps was already in the process of drawing down from a peak of 202,100 Marines to 182,100, and now Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning that the sequester cuts may force the Army to be cut down to a size of 380,000 and the Marine Corps to be cut down to a size of 150,000. Unfortunately for...
  • Marine Corps identifies some of the wounded in mortar accident

    08/11/2013 12:25:59 AM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    strs &.stripes ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jennifer Hlad
    The Marines call Naval Criminal Investigative Service to conduct the probe into a fatal training accident, officials with Headquarters Marine Corps said Wednesday afternoon. The investigation has been ongoing since a 66mm mortar shell exploded in its tube Monday night during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, killing seven Marines and wounding eight more.
  • Marine Runs With Small Boy at 5K Race After the Boy Asks “Sir, Will You Please Run With Me?”

    07/31/2013 12:32:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    http://lite987.com/soldier-boy-5k/ ^ | July 30, 2013 | Eric Meier
    A heartwarming story came out of Northern Michigan this week involving a member of the US Marine Corps who was running a 5K race at the Venetian Festival in Charlevoix. Here’s the story from the “Seal of Honor” Facebook page: http://lite987.com/soldier-boy-5k/
  • Commander of 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit relieved of command

    07/19/2013 7:08:13 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 87 replies
    Marinecorpstimes | 07.19.13 | Dan Lamothe
    Go read the url http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130718/CAREERS03/307180027/Commander-22nd-Marine-Expeditionary-Unit-relieved-command
  • ‘Do I regret doing it? Hell no!’ Marine who urinated on Taliban dead says he’d do it again

    07/17/2013 12:09:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2013 | Kristina Wong
    A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan in 2011 says he would do it again. “I regret maybe any repercussions it might have had on the Marines. But do I regret doing it? Hell no,” Sgt. Joseph Chamblin told WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., adding that he would do it again. The infamous incident was videotaped and uploaded to YouTube last year, becoming international news and raising fears of retaliation by Afghan troops against their coalition trainers. “These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers,” said Sgt. Chamblin, who...
  • Four Georgia men arrested for 'beating to death' former Marine

    "Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the beating death of a former U.S. Marine who was found unconscious outside of a party at a Cobb County, Georgia, apartment complex in March. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arthur Batchelor, 37, Tarell Secrest, 36, and Jason Hill, 35, were taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly killing 34-year-old Zachary 'Zach' Gamble." Anot
  • Marine pulls gun on rampaging carjacker (Man with knife attacked motorists in parking lot)

    07/10/2013 10:15:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Unattributed
    It’s apparent Eliud Martir Montalvo never heard of the old warning about taking a knife to a gunfight. It was a retired Marine who was carrying a concealed weapon that brought a halt to Montalvo’s alleged crime spree, which included a series of attempted carjackings in Orange County, Fla., this week. According to WFTV-TV in Orlando, the suspect allegedly tried to steal four cars, one after another, on Tuesday. Eliud Martir Montalvo Authorities said the attacks all were within a block of one another, and the episode was halted when a Marine Corps veteran, Andrew Koplin, pointed his concealed weapon...
  • Violent Immorality

    05/28/2013 11:37:26 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 19 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 05/28/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    Today is a day I will remember with impunity. A so-called Marine goes on a shooting rampage in Texas killing an innocent woman and wounding several others before him being killed. Obviously this deranged individual wasn’t a true Marine by any measure. A true Marine does not shoot and kill innocence. The military—especially the Marine Corps is quickly being transformed from once great institutions into Violent Immoral petri dishes. This is the Obama way and the rest of the Progressive movement’s desire to take the country. The silencing of military Chaplin’s regarding appeasement of Islam, the integration of homosexuals and...
  • Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony

    05/17/2013 10:03:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/13 | MACKENZIE ELMER
    When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he'd look her up when he returned home. "I promised her if we made it out of alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," Gundlach said. On Friday, he made good on that vow with help from some sentimental state officials in Iowa who know how to pull off a surprise.
  • Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony (damp eye alert)

    05/17/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT · by llevrok · 41 replies
    Omaha.Com ^ | 5/17/2013
    <p>DES MOINES (AP) — When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he'd look her up when he returned home.</p> <p>"I promised her if we made it out of alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," Gundlach said.</p>
  • Obama's First Choice of Umbrella to be Held For Him Would've Been Refused by the Marine

    05/17/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Could you imagine if this were the scene? (yes we can!)This whole thing goes right in line with this post I did about the study showing strong men tend to be conservative.
  • Why Does Obama Need A Marine to Hold His Umbrella?

    05/17/2013 11:20:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 39 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Because he's in over his head.....Get it? :-D Seriously though...Lonely Conservative has the video our fearless (except for rain) emperor calling the Marines in to be his hand-maidens posted here.
  • 'It Made Him Look Like A Butler': Retired General Blasts Obama For Ordering U.S. Marine

    05/17/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 16, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES
    'It made him look like a butler': Retired general blasts President Obama for ordering U.S. Marine to break military rules by holding an umbrella The President unwittingly forced two U.S Marines to break protocol and regulations as he ordered them to use umbrellas Former United States Air Force Lieutenant Thomas McInerney criticized the President for making the officers look like butlers By DAVID MARTOSKO, JAMES NYE and DANIEL BATES 16 May 2013 President Obama humiliated the marine who he asked to hold his umbrella by making him ‘look like a butler’, a respected military general claimed today. Thomas McInerney, a...
  • President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform...

    05/16/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by tellw · 77 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 16 May 2013 | David Martosko
    Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give - as he found out today, much to the mirth of a put-upon U.S. Marine. Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a serving officer to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps....
  • Marines' Umbrellas Photo is Rare: Uniformed Men Protect Obama From Rain

    05/16/2013 2:24:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2013 | By Brittney R. Villalva
    Marines presented an uncommon site on Thursday when the call of duty called for an umbrella over the President's head. Rain broke through the sun Thursday while President Obama and his guest, the Turkish prime minister, stepped from the Oval Office into the Rose Garden for a news conference. And while Obama attempted to ignore the rain for a moment, he was eventually distracted. Not one to be deterred by the weather, Obama improvised instead. Because the Turkish prime minister may not have a change of clothes, Obama noted jokingly, he decided to call over two marines instead. He then...
  • Marine Destroys Senator at Town Hall (HOT VIDEO)

    05/06/2013 7:22:56 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 27 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 6 | Staff
    Marine Veteran Shaun Adkins had some tough questions for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) regarding the future of the country. Adkins expressed his concern with outrageous spending in Washington, the Obama administration's policy on coal, unsecured borders and the climate change "hoax" in the four minute video posted to YouTube.
  • O.C. offers settlement to slain Marine's family (Remember this?)

    04/24/2013 6:04:22 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 18 replies
    Orange County supervisors have unanimously approved a proposed settlement in a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Manuel Loggins Jr., an unarmed Marine sergeant who was shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy in a darkend high school parking lot. The suit, which also names the county and the Sheriff's Department, said that Loggins didn't pose a threat to Sandberg in the early morning incident in 2012. Loggins, described by friends as a disciplined and religious career Marine, had recently begun taking his family on prayer walks at the field. His two daughters were in the SUV...
  • A mother's journey to bearing arms

    04/04/2013 6:28:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Tracy Scarpulla
    (CNN) -- I am the mother of three amazing children. Before having children, I was a firm believer that guns were dangerous. But I did nothing to educate myself about guns or gun safety. I feared the unknown and the danger guns seemed to possess. But after 10 years, I now have a gun in my home. Listening to President Obama's news conference on Thursday marking 100 days after Sandy Hook, and the whole gun control debate, prompted me to get my viewpoint across. I married a U.S. Marine. He of course was a firm believer in his right to...
  • Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

    04/02/2013 12:05:39 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    KRMG via WPXI ^ | Posted: 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 | Rick Couri
    Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard. But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water. Schaffer got a citation from the city of Hypoluxo, Florida that said he needed a building permit to put up the flagpole. The Marine told a TV station “it’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.” Schaffer added “It’s disgusting that anybody should have to go through that. I fought for the flag, now I’m paying...
  • Marine veteran ordered to remove American flag from his yard

    03/29/2013 4:13:39 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 March 2013
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • TSA agents ‘humiliated’ Marine who lost both legs to an IED

    03/19/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/13 | Caroline May
    Transportation Security Administration officers “humiliated” a Marine who lost both legs to an Improvised Explosive Device by requiring the wheelchair-bound Marine to stand and walk. They also had him remove both his prosthetic legs, according to a letter from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California). In his complaint to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Hunter described the Marine as being “humiliated” by the TSA’s actions, based on accounts of the incident last week in Phoenix, Arizona. “The individual escorting this Marine asked the TSA officer which of the two checkpoints to enter and received the response, ‘either one,’ only to be told moments...
  • TSA Humiliates Injured Marine

    03/19/2013 9:47:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    FOX ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>An active-duty Marine who lost both his legs to an Improvised Explosive Device was humiliated by TSA agents after he was forced to remove his prosthetic legs and was then ordered to stand so agents could inspect his wheelchair for explosives.</p>
  • Explosion during training at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot, fatalities reported

    03/19/2013 5:39:42 AM PDT · by Doogle · 38 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/19/13 | AP via FOX
    RENO, Nev. – An official at the Hawthorne Army Depot says an explosion has occurred during a Marine Corps training exercise. Russ Collier told KRNV-TV in Reno that the explosion Monday night was an accident unrelated to the ammunition that is stored at the military facility near the small desert community of Hawthorne. There was no immediate information of any injuries. Calls to the depot and to U.S. Joint Munitions Command, which oversees the facility, were not immediately answered. (EARLY)
  • O tunes out Marine band

    03/18/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/13 | S.A. MILLER
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration hit a sour note by canceling a traditional Marine Corps Band performance yesterday at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rocky Point, NY, blaming “sequestration” budget cuts.
  • Man Looks To Reunite Military Memorabilia With 50s Era Marine

    03/16/2013 3:51:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 16, 2013 12:02 AM
    LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — He first found the box about 12 years ago while renovating his Laguna Beach home. A recent re-model reminded Tom Valter that the old, rusted-over box of military medals and memorabilia was still there. Valter, 58, isn’t sure what era the Marine fought. Could it be WWII? He thinks it’s more likely the Marine fought in Korea, one picture is dated 1951. The box first turned up in the dark recesses of a small closet, tucked away behind another closet inside the large 4-bedroom home. For almost 12 years, he’s only thought of how to get...