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  • Before Medal of Honor, beer with obama (Hussein exploits hero, media plays along)

    09/15/2011 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies
    See B.S. News ^ | 9/15/11
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dakota Meyer saved 36 lives from an ambush in Afghanistan and the former Marine will collect the nation's highest military honor at the White House on Thursday. While he is receiving the Medal of Honor, Meyer's slain comrades will be memorialized in hometown ceremonies at his request. His hero's moment was his darkest day. Meyer lost some of his best friends the morning of Sept. 8, 2009, in far-off Kunar Province.
  • Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan sends mates to Las Vegas in his will

    08/31/2011 5:52:20 AM PDT · by Caulkhead · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2011 | Anna Edwards
    A heroic Royal Marine's last wish to see his friends and their girlfriends enjoy a a dream holiday has come true, after the group went on a spectacular trip to Las Vegas. Generous David Hart, 23, took out life insurance before he went to war-torn Afghanistan last year. The Royal Marine, of 40 Commando, was killed by a Taliban roadside bomb in the Helmand-province of Sangin in July last year. In a heartbreaking letter, which was only opened after he had died, his shocked friends discovered the big-hearted soldier had bequeathed them £100,000 to fund the luxurious break. Read more:...
  • Fight to the Finish

    08/30/2011 11:42:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    marinesmagazine.dodlive.mil ^ | August 16th, 2011 | Cpl. Reece Lodder
    Removed from an ambushed platoon of Marines and soldiers in a remote Afghan village on Sept. 8, 2009, his reality viciously shaken by an onslaught of enemy fighters, Cpl. Dakota Meyer simply reacted as he knew best — tackling what he called “extraordinary circumstances” by “doing the right thing … whatever it takes.” Nearly two years later, the White House announced Aug. 12, 2011, the 23-year-old Marine scout sniper from Columbia, Ky., who has since left the Marine Corps, will become the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor in 38 years. Retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg,...
  • US Marines Serving In Afghanistan Warned Not To F**t So Audibly (keyboard alert)

    08/24/2011 9:00:54 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 30 replies
    Deadspin (from Military Times) ^ | 8/23/11 | Gina Cavallaro
    <p>I know there are many things in the Afghan culture that don’t seem normal to Americans and it’s hard to spend seven months working in someone else’s back yard. Still, the Marines I saw downrange are doing a pretty good job at trying to do the right thing around the Afghans.</p>
  • Face of Defense: Marine Locates Enemy Fighters

    08/22/2011 3:47:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Marine Corps Cpl. Bryan Nygaard
    COMBAT OUTPOST SHUKVANI, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2011 – As a torrent of bullets whizzed past their heads, the Marines in Observation Post 8 quickly dropped to the ground, narrowly avoiding what could have been their deaths. As they lifted themselves off of sandbags covering the bottom of the small bunker, they looked up to see Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Sharp smiling down at them. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Sharp prepares for Operation Black Sand in an observation post in the southern portion of the Musa Qalah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Aug. 5, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo...
  • Marine to receive Medal of Honor

    08/13/2011 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    Reuters via WTKR ^ | 08-13-11 | n/a
    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration for valor, to a former active duty Marine Corps corporal, the White House said on Friday.
  • Actress Mila Kunis confirms: Date with Marine Sgt. Scott Moore is on! (VIDEO HERE)

    07/15/2011 1:22:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/15/2011
    Mila Kunis will indeed attend the Marine Corps Ball with Sgt. Scott Moore, she confirmed loud and proud Thursday, putting to rest a rumor that she'd backed out. Watch the video if you can, because she said it best: "Never did I say that I was not going." That version of events was made up, she said, "and people believed it, unfortunately." The rumor, which appeared to be based on a look at Kunis' production obligations, was sketchy but got a lot of play. "I accepted an invitation and I'm staying true to my word," the actress said at a...
  • Obama’s Environmentalists Destroy Marine Environment

    06/24/2011 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/24/11 | Humberto Fontova
    The most prolific marine ecosystem on earth is being systematically destroyed on orders of the U.S. Department of the Interior.(snip)Dept. of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last September 15, “We are notifying offshore operators of their legal responsibility to decommission and dismantle their facilities when production is completed.”Dismantling their production platforms could cost oil operators “$6 billion to $18 billion in lost future production,” according to a report by Mark Kaiser and Allan Pulsipher of the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies. The federal government, however, is unmoved by such projections. Production? Costs? Profits?—come on!
  • How a society girl left her glamorous life to become one of America's first women in Iraq

    06/20/2011 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:40 AM on 20th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The daughter of a prominent New York lawyer has told of her amazing transformation from sheltered, society girl to seasoned combat veteran. Former Manhattan jetsetter Jane Blair swapped her pampered life in New York to become one of the first women on the frontline in Iraq. In her new memoir Hesitation Kills, Mrs Blair, now a 38-year-old captain in the Marine Reserves, recalls the moment that changed her life. She said: 'I grew up in this environment where I never had to work for a living. My dad told me, "I will always take care of you".' She was in...
  • U.S. Marine Jacob Tate 1990-2011

    05/28/2011 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 6 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/28/2011 | Michele Kirk
    If you don’t know a hero in a close and personal way, and Memorial Day is an abstract observation of those who sacrificed, I would like to introduce you to one that reminds me every day of what this day is for. Jacob Tate is my personal hero; a fun loving, church going high school kid turned U.S. Marine, my son’s best friend, and a newlywed Dad with a gorgeous little boy. Tate had the pleasure of watching the little guy, his first, grow inside his young wife. He got to see an ultrasound picture or two, but he never...
  • Marine Killed Crossing Street

    05/27/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2011 | SOPHIA HOLLANDER And SEAN GARDINER
    A Marine in New York for Fleet Week was struck by a car and killed early Thursday as he tried to return to his ship docked at a Hudson River pier just 200 yards away. The 22-year-old corporal was hit about 1 a.m. after a taxi dropped him and several other Marines near their ship, the USS Iwo Jima, berthed on Pier 88. His name was withheld pending notification of his family by the Marines. Earlier in the day, the "Parade of Ships" traveled grandly up the Hudson River to inaugurate the city's 24th annual Fleet Week, which draws more...
  • SWAT attorney said video speaks for itself(Tucson shooting of Marine)

    05/27/2011 4:57:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | 26 April, 2011 | Joel Waldman
    TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) -They say a picture is worth a thousand words. SWAT video, however, might be priceless, according to the lawyer representing SWAT in the shooting death of marine Jose Guerena. "In your opinion, is this now cut and dry once you see the video?" KGUN9 asked. "Yeah, you watch the video and clearly you hear sirens, you see them (SWAT) approach, you see them knock and announce several times. Clearly, anyone in the area will know police were there," explained SWAT lawyer Mike Storie. For the first time, we saw what happened the morning of May 5th. Until...
  • Sheriff releases video of SWAT shooting into house of ex-Marine

    05/26/2011 10:23:23 PM PDT · by nparker99 · 211 replies
    KOLD News 13 Tucson ^ | 5/26/2011 | Michael Truelsen
    The Pima County Sheriff's Department released a video Thursday that shows a SWAT team shooting into a suspect's house. He died after being shot 60 times. Jose Guerena, 26, was shot and killed May 5 when Pima County authorities served a search warrant on his home. The Sheriff's department says five SWAT team members fired more than 70 rounds in less than 10 seconds after the former Marine pointed an assault rifle at officers. His wife contends the family thought the officers were robbers. He was shot 60 times
  • Oath Keepers to Rally in Tucson on Memorial Day Over Death of Young Marine Veteran

    05/22/2011 2:18:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Oath Keepers Orange County CA ^ | May 22, 2011 | Stewart Rhodes
    Update from Elias Alias May 21, 2011: Update: Below is Stewart Rhodes’ announcement and call to action for all Oath Keepers who can make it to Tucson on Memorial Day. Since Stewart wrote this article, he has informed me of the following update: Oath Keepers will join Vanessa Guerena, the widow of Jose Guerena, to conduct a Memorial at the Guerena home on Memorial Day. There will be various Oath Keepers activities over the Memorial Day weekend. Please check at Oath Keepers’ national site for updates and details. .. At this Memorial Day rally, we will conduct ourselves in a...
  • Iraq war vet and father of two shot 71 times in own HOME by SWAT team

    05/21/2011 12:31:26 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 53 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | May 21 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jose Guerena, 26,survived two tours of duty in Iraq as a marine, only to be gunned down in a hail of 71 bullets in his own Tucson, Arizona home, while his wife and four-year old son hid in a nearby closet. Mr Guerena's wife, Vanessa, said she heard her husband moaning as he lay dying, his body struck by 60 of the bullets. Ms Guerena told ABC News: 'I saw his stomach, all the blood on the floor' She said her goal now is to 'clear his good name'. Ms Guerena said their son Joel keeps asking about his deceased...
  • Raw video: Sheriff's Office interview on fatal SWAT raid

    05/15/2011 12:11:08 PM PDT · by petitfour · 114 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | 5/13/2011 | Jim Shields, Forrest Carr
    This week, KGUN9 News reporter Joel Waldman interviewed Pima Co. Sheriff's Department Lt. Michael O'Connor about the shooting of Jose Guerena, who died last week when a SWAT team tried to serve a search warrant at his Tucson home. The victim's wife Vanessa has stated that neither she nor her husband knew that the people breaking into her home were deputies. She said that her husband, who pointed a rifle at deputies, was only trying to defend himself. Guarena never got off a shot. But SWAT team members fired a total of at least 71 rounds, leaving the home riddled...
  • SWAT team fired 71 shots in raid

    05/11/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT · by petitfour · 259 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 11, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The Pima County Regional SWAT team fired 71 shots in seven seconds at a Tucson man they say pointed a gun at officers serving a search warrant at his home. Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine who served in Iraq twice, was holding an AR-15 rifle when he was killed, but he never fired a shot, the Sheriff's Department said Monday after initially saying he had fired on officers during last week's raid.
  • Former Marine killed by SWAT was acting in defense, family says

    05/11/2011 4:48:15 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 141 replies · 1+ views
    kgun9.com ^ | May 11, 2011 | Joel Waldman
    Jose Guerena, 26, was killed when a SWAT team came to his house to serve a search warrant Guerena's wife, Vanessa, said the SWAT team did not identify themselves Thinking it was a home invasion, Guerena got his rifle Now, Pima County Sheriff's officials are refuting original claims that Guerena fired at the SWAT members. In fact, they confirmed his safety was still on when his gun was recovered. Also, officials said that reports that some SWAT officers' shields were riddled with bullets are also untrue. SWAT gunned Jose down with 71 rounds fired in just about seven seconds; officials...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Popular Veterans Advocate Kills Self after War Tours

    04/15/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Handsome and friendly, Clay Hunt so epitomized a vibrant Iraq veteran that he was chosen for a public service announcement reminding veterans that they aren't alone. The 28-year-old former Marine corporal earned a Purple Heart after taking a sniper's bullet in his left wrist. He returned to combat in Afghanistan. Upon his return home, he lobbied for veterans on Capitol Hill, road-biked with wounded veterans and performed humanitarian work in Haiti and Chile. Then, on March 31, Hunt bolted himself in his Houston apartment and shot himself.
  • Sgt. survives sniper round to the head

    04/05/2011 10:44:54 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Marine Times | Tuesday Apr 5, 2011 | Brian Shane
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  • 13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms

    03/22/2011 4:03:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., border officials said. Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested. After the suspicious white van was subjected to secondary inspection, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle and its front seat passenger were U.S. citizens who were attempting to smuggle...
  • Call for Help to Support Wounded Marine

    03/03/2011 9:33:19 AM PST · by Ingtar · 19 replies
    WREG TV, my wife ^ | 3/2/2011 | WREG TV
    FAST FACTS: * Memphis company initiatives support for wounded Marine * Marine injured in Afghanistan three weeks ago * Company wants Mid-South to flood Marine with cards and notes ... If you or your organization would like to send a get well wish, you can write to Romo at the address below. LCpl Jacob Romo National Medical Center 5 East Inpatient Surgical Unit 8901 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
  • A Female Marine Talks About DADT

    02/25/2011 11:57:17 AM PST · by sussex · 16 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 25/02/11 | A J Kelshiker
    I was a Marine for eight years. I spent those years fixing navigation systems, and teaching other Marines how to fix navigation systems. If we messed up, planes would crash, and people would die. When we joined the military, we took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States, and we gave up many of our Constitutional rights.
  • An Interview with John Bernard

    02/09/2011 9:33:05 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    Diana West ^ | Paul Hair
    I first learned of John Bernard through Diana West (“ROE Are Merely Symptom of ‘Hearts and Minds’”) and the Stars and Stripes blog entry, “Photo of dying Marine forces a difficult decision.” Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan murdered Mr. Bernard’s son, Lance Corporal Joshua Bernard. Media outlets ignored his wishes and the wishes of the Department of Defense by running a photograph of his son as he lay dying from his wounds. This initially outraged me but because our nation bombards us with insult after insult, my outrage has subsided and now I simply keep this action in mind as the...
  • Fallen Marine's family adopts his best friend (tissue alert)

    02/04/2011 9:28:40 AM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    USAF ^ | Feb. 3, 2011
    2/3/2011 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- "Whatever is mine is his," Marine Corps Pfc. Colton W. Rusk wrote about Eli, his military working dog, in the final days of their deployment in Afghanistan. On Feb. 3, Private Rusk's family helped prove his words true when they adopted the black Labrador retriever in a retirement and adoption ceremony at the military working dog school here. After 20-year-old Private Rusk was killed Dec. 5 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, by Taliban sniper fire, Marines officials told Darrell and Kathy Rusk, his parents, that Eli, his infantry explosives detector dog, crawled...
  • Face of Defense: Battle-hardened Marine Teaches Others

    01/21/2011 7:12:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryan Nygaard
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Jan. 21, 2011 – Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Abernathy, the company first sergeant for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group’s Military Police Support Company, has no trouble getting the attention of his Marines. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Abernathy gives instruction on how to properly load an M1014 shotgun at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 28, 2010. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “When Gunny Abernathy talks, everybody shuts up and listens,” said Marine Corps Sgt. Maleah Slaughter, a...
  • New threat of mass extinction, 'marine wipeout'

    01/18/2011 7:50:54 AM PST · by The Comedian · 22 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2011 | DICK AHLSTROM
    WE ARE living through a massive species extinction event that rivals the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But while an asteroid collision likely did in the dinos, today’s extinctions are a direct consequence of human activity, writes DICK AHLSTROM , Science Editor Whatever the cause, the result could be a complete collapse of the marine ecosystem, according to new research from the US. Far from being no more than a theory, they warn that two marine wipe-outs have occurred in the past and we may be triggering a third. Researchers from Brown University and the...
  • Man Shot in Rampage is Arrested at a Taping (Eric Fuller "Involuntarily Committed")

    01/15/2011 5:33:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 118 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Michael Luo and Sam Dolnick
    TUCSON — A victim of the shooting spree here that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was taken into custody on Saturday after the police and witnesses said the man spoke threateningly at a televised forum intended to help this stricken city heal. Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who was passionate about liberal causes and who had supported Ms. Giffords, was “involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation,” according to Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s office. Mr. Fuller, who was shot in the left knee and the back on Jan. 8, was among several victims, medical personnel...
  • “New” fiscally prudent Obama cuts military personnel, raising veteran family health care premiums

    01/08/2011 9:01:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces | 01-08-11 | Mataharley
    The "new", supposedly triangulating and fiscally prudent Obama has appeared... or has he? With a nation so fed up with the federal spending, increased size of government, and an economy that isn't as rosy on Main Street as it is in the Obama pressers, the POTUS takes the "cut spending" midterms message to heart, and goes for the military's jugular. But Obama's first proposed cuts to make the news are a mixed bag. Included in the WH demands to Defense Sec'y Gates is cutting up to 47,000 troops from the Army and Marine Corps forces, and raising the Tricare military...
  • Community Hero 2010: Haraz Ghanbari, kept down-on-luck Marine from anonymous grave

    12/30/2010 4:11:55 AM PST · by EBH · 1 replies · 5+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 12/29/10 | Brian Albrecht
    The news was tragic, but then one person cared, really cared, and became a hero's hero of sorts. On Nov. 7, 2009, four people were killed in a fire at a boarding house on West 32nd Street. Neighbors credited Ray Vivier with alerting his fellow tenants, enabling five to escape, before he fell victim to the blaze and later died. Investigators determined the fire was caused by arson and three Cleveland men were subsequently charged and convicted in connection with it. Initially, nobody claimed the body of Vivier, who had been long estranged from his family, and was just getting...
  • Marine Home From Iraq War, Wife Allegedly Assaulted Outside Florida Theater by Teen Mob

    12/30/2010 6:22:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 69 replies · 38+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2010 | Cristina Corbin
    Marine Home From Iraq War, Wife Allegedly Assaulted Outside Florida Theater by Teen Mob By Cristina Corbin Published December 29, 2010 | FoxNews.com He made it home from the Iraq war just in time for Christmas. She was looking forward to a night out with her husband after so much time apart. But a group of teenagers had other plans for Federico and Kalyn Freire, who were assaulted outside a Florida movie theater after asking the teens to be quiet during a movie on Christmas Day. Federico Freire, a 28-year-old Marine, and Kalyn Freire were attacked after the couple attended...
  • Marine stabbing arrests attributed to 'gumshoe police work'

    12/10/2010 10:24:44 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | December 10, 2010 | Kari Dequine
    Two suspects were arrested late Thursday in connection to the brutal stabbing death of 23-year-old Marine Corps sergeant Ryan Lekosky, who was killed in the French Quarter following a fight with a man who made derogatory comments about Lekosky's wife. Melvin Clay, 37, and Heliana Amrine, 21, were arrested shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Dauphine Street and Bienville street, just one block from the scene of the killing, said New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman officer Shereese Harper.Clay was booked with second-dattregree murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Amrine, his girlfriend, was booked...
  • A Different Christmas Poem (Revised)

    12/10/2010 10:14:41 AM PST · by q_an_a · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Michael Marks
    Here is a most moving poem set to music on YouTube, as it has less than 3,000 views I doubt it has been given a good Free Republic notification. I have nephew who was such a Marine as in this and I served two Christmas Days overseas in 1966 67. Mail was sure different then.
  • Bea Arthur Was A Truck-Driving Marine

    12/09/2010 2:50:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | December 9, 2010
    While she strangely denied serving in the armed forces, military records show that the actress Bea Arthur spent 30 months in the Marine Corps, where she was one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve and spent time as a typist and a truck driver.
  • Mystery Marine in iconic WWII photo is identified by his own Afton, Minn., daughter

    11/30/2010 9:23:59 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 33 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-30-10 | Jim Carney
    Jim Carney Akron Beacon Journal A mystery that was decades in the making ended with just one glance. The daughter of the World War II Marine took one look at her computer screen and recognized him. "Oh, my God, that is my dad," said Becky Thursby Cardarella of Afton, Minn. She knew right away that the man in the iconic black-and-white photo was her father, Marine Pfc. Gerald Paul Thursby Sr., crouching next to another Marine during the battle of Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944.
  • Marine stabbed at Best Buy (Augusta GA)

    11/26/2010 7:11:15 PM PST · by PAR35 · 34 replies · 5+ views
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | November 26, 2010 | LaTina Emerson and Bianca Cain
    A Marine reservist collecting Toys for Tots donations at Augusta's Best Buy was stabbed in the back this afternoon while helping subdue a shoplifting suspect. -- snip -- Attaway, of the 500 block of College Street in Waynesboro, has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife in commission of a crime.
  • Heroic Marine Attacked at Welcome Home Party

    11/19/2010 11:27:52 PM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    theblaze ^ | 10/18/10 | Meredith Jessup
    Lance Cpl. Marcus Uribe recently returned from his tour of duty unscathed after months of fighting in Afghanistan. But just three weeks later, it would be an incident on U.S. soil that threatened the young Marine’s life. Uribe, a 21-year-old Colorado native, was attending a welcome home party in Surfside Beach, Texas, when police say some uninvited guests arrived and stirred up a confrontation. According to news reports, one man aimed his pickup truck at a crowd of partygoers and stepped on the gas. Uribe bravely reacted, pushing a bystander out of the way.
  • Marine Reserve leader's son dies

    11/11/2010 8:50:26 PM PST · by BBell · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 11, 2010 | Paul Purpura
    A son of Lt. Gen. John Kelly, commander of the New Orleans-based Marine Forces Reserve, has been killed in fighting in Afghanistan, according to the Marine Corps. Second Lt. Robert M. Kelly, 29, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Tuesday after he was struck by an improvised explosive device, also called a roadside bomb, while on a foot patrol in Helmand Province, according to a Defense Department statement released Wednesday, the Marine Corps' 235th birthday. The Defense Department also announced the death of a north Louisiana Marine who also was killed Tuesday in Helmand Province. It was the younger Kelly's third combat...
  • Oliver North coming to Fort Leonard Wood for 'After Jihad' book signing

    11/10/2010 6:59:38 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 4 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 11/10/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 10, 2010) — FOX News contributor and retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North is coming to Fort Leonard Wood today for a book signing tour featuring his newest book, After Jihad. “We have some great events going on in November,” said Lisa Comstock, sales and merchandise manager for Fort Leonard Wood PX. North will be available for from noon to 1 p.m. for a book signing at the PX where copies of his book will be available for purchase. “He’ll have a bus and we’ll be doing pictures as well as autographing; we will have...
  • Marine Murdered Defending His Wife In French Quarter

    11/03/2010 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Flavius · 55 replies · 1+ views
    policelink ^ | 11/1/10 | Police LInk
    A Marine from Texas survived combat in Iraq only to be murdered in the French Quarter — stabbed to death even as he wore his dress-blue uniform complete with battle commendations pinned to his chest
  • Metairie man stabbed to death in French Quarter, NOPD looking for suspect

    10/31/2010 9:16:25 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 30 replies · 2+ views
    WWLTV News ^ | October 31, 2010
    The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the stabbing death Ryan Lekosky, 23 from Metairie. The stabbing occurred just after 3:30 Sunday morning at the intersection of Dauphine and Iberville Streets. According to investigators, Lekosky and his wife were walking near the intersection of Dauphine and Iberville Streets, when an unknown male, drove along side of the couple and began yelling inappropriate comments at the Lekosky’s wife. A verbal argument took place between the suspect and Lekosky’s wife; and, while Lekosky was trying to break up the argument, the suspect stabbed him multiple times. The suspect then got back into...
  • Shots Fired at Marine Corps National Museum

    DEVELOPING: More shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., according to Prince William County Police. The shooting incident apparently occurred just hours after the FBI linked Tuesday night's shooting at a Marine recruiting center in Chantilly, Va., with two similar cases in the commonwealth -- including an earlier incident at the museum.
  • Target-shooting fundraiser for N.C. congressional candidate

    10/20/2010 1:12:25 PM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 3 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/20/2010 | Associated Press
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A former Marine turned Republican congressional candidate is raising campaign money by challenging all comers to a shooting contest.
  • Peter Parente could smell and taste 'death in the air' days after 9/11 inside Ground Zero mosque

    09/30/2010 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 6 replies
    Stop the 9/11 Mosque ^ | September 30, 2010 | the Editors
    Former Marine and veteran Peter Parente lost his Marine Corps "Gunny" Sergeant, NYPD Sergeant Michael Sean Curtin of Rescue Truck 2 in the World Trade Center. He spoke with Steve Malzberg today. Within days after 9/11, Parente was part of crew that recovered the strut from United Airlines Flight 175 from where a mosque would now replace the former Burlington Coat Factory. He says, "That is 100% Ground Zero. It was Ground Zero that day and its still Ground Zero today. There was death in the air; I could smell it, I could taste it inside that building." Here is...
  • So my brother just got back from Afghanistan

    09/17/2010 10:55:26 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 20 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 17, 2010 | Stupac
    One of the best parts of having a blog is that I can write about stuff in my life and stuff I find interesting. This post falls squarely into the former category. My youngest brother Hunter (who will probably kill me for this) recently returned from Afghanistan. He’s a Marine and was based in southern Afghanistan, in the city of Marjah. He was involved in the big push through the city that happened back in February, March and April. My entire family, including my other brother (who recently graduated from Green Beret Qualification course), are so unbelievably proud and thankful...
  • Griffin, Georgia Welcomes Home Marine

    09/08/2010 5:49:27 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 7 replies
    Griffin Daily News ^ | 09/17/2010 | Sheila A. Marshall
    As the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher Blake Rodgers, who was killed in action Sept. 1 in Afghanistan, prepared to receive his remains Tuesday morning, they were unaware of how deeply his sacrifice had touched others. Now, there can be no doubt, as thousands turned out to show their respect and appreciation for the young man who laid down his life in service to the country. Rodgers’ motorcade departed Griffin just prior to 9 a.m., with more than 50 law enforcement vehicles, as well as numerous members of the Patriot Guard Riders, escorting his family and friends as they...
  • Minn. Marine Dies in Afghanistan

    08/30/2010 5:53:22 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Aug 30, 2010 | KTTC.com
    PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) -- A highly decorated bomb disposal technician from Pine City has been killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder was 34. The Pentagon says he died Friday while assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marine Corps spokesman 1st Lt. Ken Kunze says it wasn't immediately clear if Fedder was attempting to defuse the bomb that killed him. An investigation is ongoing. The 16-year corps veteran was on his third combat deployment. He has previously deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2006. Fedder is...
  • Marine Rips Into Congressman!

    08/27/2010 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 39 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | August 27, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    This is a clip that will have you standing and applauding if you are a lover of liberty and freedom for all! This Marine stands up and unashamedly rips into his congressman to the cheers and standing ovations of his fellow constituents. He says, “Now I’ve heard recently you and other people on the national political stage call us Brownshirts because we oppose you…But I will remind you a little history lesson. The Nazi’s were the National Socialist Party. They were leftist. They took over the finance, they took over the car industry, they took over the healthcare in that...
  • What part of ‘civilian control’ did you miss, Marine?

    08/26/2010 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Stl today ^ | 8/26/10 | Editorial Board
    On Tuesday, lacking even the excuse that a Rolling Stone reporter tricked him, another top U.S. military commander thumbed his nose at President Barack Obama's policies in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Commandant James T. Conway, 62, Tuesday told a roomful of reporters at the Pentagon that Mr. Obama's July 2011 deadline for beginning troop withdrawals from Afghanistan is "probably giving our enemy sustenance.... We've intercepted communications that say, ‘Hey, you know, we only have to hold out for so long.'" Gen. Conway went on to say that Mr. Obama was no doubt "talking to several audiences" when he announced the July...