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  • Marine sniper at center of viral video scandal found dead

    08/14/2014 11:38:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    the Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Dan Lamothe
    Retired Marine Cpl. Robert Richards, a combat veteran who was badly wounded in Afghanistan and later appeared in a controversial video urinating on dead Taliban insurgents, was found dead Wednesday night in his home in North Carolina. He was 28. The death was confirmed Thursday morning by Guy Womack, a lawyer who represented Richards in his long legal battle with the Marine Corps after the video was published anonymously on YouTube in January 2012 and erupted into an international scandal. Womack said the death does not appear to have been a suicide, and the cause will not be known until...
  • Bus full of veterans sing "Marines' Hymn."

    08/09/2014 1:43:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Bus full of veterans sing "Marines' Hymn." video only
  • The 7 Most Awesome Marine Corps Commercials [VIDEOS]

    08/08/2014 8:13:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/8/2014 | Seth Richardson
    The Marine Corps is no joke. It’s a fighting force to be reckoned with: part smooth tactician, part crazy badass. Its recruiting commercials are no different. Here are the top seven Marine Corps commercials of all time.
  • Obama Can't Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

    05/21/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House. It is a tough time for veterans these days, starting with those left to die — or even commit suicide — while on Veterans Administration waiting lists, seemingly abandoned by their commander-in-chief who early on promised to make things right and redress their grievances. Also seemingly abandoned is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, who was jailed in late March after he missed a...
  • Fallen Marine Rafael Peralta’s family accuses reporter of playing ‘race card’

    02/27/2014 9:15:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Supporters still press for Medal of Honor Ten years after he died in a 2004 firefight in Iraq, Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s death continues to ignite controversy, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week refusing to reopen his nomination for the Medal of Honor and the Marine’s family accusing a newspaper of race-baiting in its reporting on the standoff. Peralta’s mother Rosa said in a letter this week that a reporter for The Washington Post seemed intent on trying to get her to say her son was denied the Medal of Honor because he was Hispanic. And some Marines who were...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Pronounces Marine Corps Motto Semper 'Fee'

    01/19/2014 9:27:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it Melissa Harris-Perry's "corpse-man" moment . . . In a segment on the role of the US military during her MSNBC show this morning, Harris-Perry, quoting the Marine Corps motto, pronounced it Semper "Fee." Marines of course pronounce it "fye." Perry surely meant no disrespect. But it is a mark of how detached she and so much of the liberal media is from military culture that she could make such a mistake. View the video here.
  • 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...
  • (Update) (Waitress) Suspended on Suspicion that She Falsely Accused Family of Being Homophobes

    12/03/2013 3:17:13 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 12-2-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Remember Dayna Morales, the restaurant server who destroyed our faith in Facebook’s infallibility? Well, things aren’t looking good for the former Marine (more about that in a bit) who accused a family of going all homophobe and cheapskate, but mostly homophobe, on their restaurant bill. “Ms. Morales is currently not on our employee schedule while we are still working to complete our investigation,”the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant posted on its Facebook page. The 23-year-old former U.S. Marine came under attack after the family she accused of leaving the message produced a copy of the receipt and a credit card statement...
  • Happy 238th Birthday Marines

    11/10/2013 6:40:58 AM PST · by Dead Corpse · 21 replies
    To all my Brothers and Sisters, past, present, and future. Happy Birthday. Semper Fi.
  • Tell it to the Marines

    08/09/2013 3:26:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Ex-Marine, It was wholly a pleasure to be told again that there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former Marine -- because once a Marine, always a Marine. The same principle applies to judges, physicians and military officers. Semper Fi and all that -- always faithful. But what about those Marines who aren't always faithful? How else refer to, say, Lee Harvey Oswald except as a former Marine? What happens to those Marines who are court-martialed and dishonorably discharged? Surely they are ex-Marines -- and deserve to be. The phrase you object to appeared in an obituary...
  • VA Unconstitutionally Tries To Disarm Veterans

    02/25/2013 6:07:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Veterans who bore arms to defend their country are receiving letters that they may be declared mentally incompetent and have their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms stripped from them. Welcome home. The contempt by the Obama administration for our Constitution and our rights has reached a new low with news the Veterans Administration has begun sending letters to veterans telling them they will be declared mentally incompetent and stripped of the Second Amendment rights unless they can prove to unnamed bureaucrats to the contrary. On Thursday, Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation,...
  • Obama Ignores Ex-Marine Wrongly Held In Mexican Jail

    12/14/2012 4:30:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 14, 2012
    Foreign Relations: A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is chained to a jail bed for months after trying to register a souvenir rifle with Mexican authorities, and the Obama administration does nothing to correct this injustice. Since August, Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been held in a notorious Mexican prison effectively run by the Zetas drug cartel. His crime: declaring to Mexican authorities that he was transporting an antique shotgun after registering the gun with U.S. Customs agents on his way to a surfing trip with buddies in Costa Rica. We can understand...
  • NEW OBAMA ADMIN CLAIM: MARINES COULDN'T HAVE STOPPED CONSULATE ASSAULT

    09/23/2012 4:09:49 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 126 replies
    Bretbart News ^ | 21 Sept 2012 | John Sexton
    First Romney, then the You Tube clip, now the Marines are to blame? The Obama administration's shifting claims on what took place in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 became more defiant yesterday when unnamed officials suggested that no amount of security would have mattered in Libya, not even a detachment of US Marines. This came on the same day the administration also admitted the assault was a terror attack not a protest gone wrong. ...
  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful (Early Memorial Day Vanity)

    05/15/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 3 replies
    RWB Patriot ^ | Very long ago | RWB Patriot
    Disclaimer: Except for me, all of the characters in this story do not exist to my knowledge. The Marine's Hymn and American Soldier are the property of The US Marine Corps and Toby Keith respectively and I claim no ownership of either. The title is also the property of the Marine Corps; I only chose it because I felt it was appropriate. It was late as I drove home. It was dark, raining, and the road ahead of me was just barely illuminated by my headlights. I had just left the Marine Recruiting office to get a final good-bye from...
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • Marines video: What’s your reaction?

    01/12/2012 7:01:06 PM PST · by bigbob · 189 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post blog ^ | 1-12-12 | Haley Crum
    The Marine Corps said Wednesday that it is investigating the origins of a video on the Internet that purports to show Marines in combat gear urinating on the corpses of three Taliban insurgents.
  • Marine Who Received Medal of Honor Fights Allegations He is Mentally Unstable (Dakota Meyer)

    11/29/2011 5:00:34 PM PST · by presidio9 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | November 29, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN
    In September, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's most prestigious military award, to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the marine who saved 36 of his comrades during an ambush in Afghanistan. Obama called Meyer one of the most "down-to-earth guys that you will ever meet." But today Meyer, 23, is having trouble getting a job because of allegations by defense contractor BAE Systems that he has a drinking problem and is mentally unstable. Meyer filed legal papers Monday claiming the allegations were in retaliation for objections he raised about BAE's alleged decision to sell high-tech sniper scopes to the...
  • Homeless in Toronto reach out to homeless in Japan

    03/25/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 1 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 25, 2011 | Joe Fiorito
    When the earthquake hit Japan and the houses were crushed — and again, when the wall of water washed away those houses that remained — Raymond May Burgess and Dave Wheaton watched with particular interest. They have been homeless. They are also volunteers at the Good Neighbours Club, a downtown drop-in for men who have no homes, or who are badly housed. They figured they ought to help. What to do? Dave, who lived on the street for years, said, “I was watching it on TV. I talked to my mother; we’re finally talking again. And I came in here...
  • Bob Barker donates $2 million to Semper Fi Fund

    03/08/2011 10:30:28 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2011
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former TV game show host Bob Barker is donating $2 million to a charity that helps injured members of the military and their families. The former host of "The Price is Right" will donate to the Semper Fi Fund, which assists Marines, soldiers, sailors, and Air Force and Coast Guard members who are injured during service.
  • The Death of Common Decency

    03/03/2011 4:23:00 PM PST · by OwenKellogg · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 03, 2011 | Frank Ryan
    The Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church's behavior in demonstrating at the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution. The Court of Public Opinion must hold the demonstrators to a different standard. Lance Corporal Snyder swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. He died defending the very rights of the people who violated his and his family's right to mourn. I too took that same oath. As a retired Marine Colonel, please allow me to defend my Marine Lance Corporal...
  • Happy Birthday Marines!

    11/10/2010 2:05:23 PM PST · by Michael Barnes · 22 replies
    235 Years ago. ^ | Today | Me
    Link toCommandant's Message:Neat Story; definitely esprit de corps. (NEWSER) – Two former Marines will demonstrate their solidarity in this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon, where Bryan Purcell will act as the "legs" of Eddie Ryan, an Iraq veteran who was paralyzed in combat, AOL News reports. Ryan, 26 was shot twice in the head in 2005, and while he's recovered far more than doctors expected, he can't yet walk on his own. HBO featured him in a show about vets, and the segment touched Purcell, who was inspired by Ryan's goal to run a marathon. "As soon as I saw that...
  • Semper Fi

    09/11/2010 6:26:54 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 37 replies
    9/11 | Me
    Semper Fi
  • 25 year old Marine killed in Afghanistan...huge funeral turnout...no MSM

    08/21/2010 5:22:10 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 25 replies
    self | August 19, 2010 | Viet Nam vet
    Kristopher Greer, a 25-yr old Marine from our small community in Tennessee was killed in Afghanistan on August 8. His funeral was yesterday. Attendance at the funeral was remarkable. The highway was blocked, no parking spaces left at the church, had to walk or take a shuttle. It appeared as if the entire community was there plus many others from all around. You could not get into the service. Although his death is the saddest thing that can happen to a family and a community, it was overwhelming to see the Welcome Home he got and the way the entire...
  • They Wore A Yellow Ribbon

    05/18/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 451+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: Attempts to punish the Haditha Marines and Navy SEALs for their courage and bravery under fire failed. Now some would reward timidity and cowardice with a medal for "courageous restraint" under fire. A nonsensical proposal circulating in the Kabul headquarters of the International Security Forces in Afghanistan would give a medal to soldiers in battle who show restraint in the use of deadly force in situations where civilian casualties might result. This will not protect civilians as much as it will endanger the lives of our troops. Our soldiers are already disciplined and trained not to wantonly...
  • Documentary shines spotlight on U.S. Marines

    05/04/2010 9:05:20 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Japan Times ^ | Saturday, May 1, 2010
    At a time when the fate of a U.S. Marines' Futenma base in Okinawa is dominating headlines, a documentary is shedding light on the troops and the training they undertake before living on foreign soil. Director Yukihisa Fujimoto went to South Carolina's Parris Island, one of the marines' main training facilities, to document the 12-week process used to convert pimply boys and girls into fighting men and women in "One Shot One Kill," now screening in Tokyo. Fujimoto, a critic of the many U.S. military facilities in Japan, including the Futenma air station, said he was motivated to shoot the...
  • Free All The SEALs From Travesty

    04/22/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    <p>Military Justice: The first of three Navy SEALs charged with abusing a captured jihadist has been cleared. Why has this administration taken the word of terrorists and let American heroes twist in the wind?</p> <p>The acquittal of Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Ill., by a six-member U.S. military jury in Baghdad on Thursday is good news and the correct verdict.</p>
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • S.O.S. — Save Our (Navy) Seals

    03/05/2010 4:50:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious — that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it. The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and warrior. This highly trained and select group — the best of the best — is a daily participant in the long twilight struggle against the enemies of freedom that President Kennedy warned us about. Kennedy formally created the SEAL (sea, air, land) outfit as an elite force capable of combat operations in any environment. It was a team of...
  • Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

    02/25/2010 6:04:49 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 81 replies · 1,593+ views
    The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue. General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban. "My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
  • John Murtha forgot Semper Fi

    02/19/2010 12:53:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-19-2010 | Tom Stone - OP/ED
    Tom Stone: John Murtha forgot Semper Fi By: Tom Stone OpEd ContributorFebruary 19, 2010 In this Sept. 13, 2006, file photo, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Feb. 8. He was 77. (AP) I have waited until the burial of Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, to allow an appropriate amount of time for the grieving of his family and the accolades of his accomplishments to subside before writing to put forth what is, in my opinion,...
  • U.S. forces fight Taliban in Afghan south, 13 rebels dead (Godspeed, Marines!)

    01/12/2010 11:50:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 749+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/10 | Jonathon Burch
    DELARAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Hundreds of U.S. Marines were engaged in a second day of fighting on Monday with Taliban insurgents as they tried to clear a militant stronghold in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said. Thirteen insurgents were killed in the early hours of Monday when the Marines called in a Hellfire missile strike from an unmanned Predator drone, U.S. Marine Major Dale Highberger, second in command of the operation, said. Around 10,000 U.S. Marines moved into Helmand in spring last year, more than doubling the numbers of other NATO forces in the province, who had reached what...
  • Walmart greeter, 69, roughed up by customer (Retired Marine hits back; Video)

    12/29/2009 3:50:31 PM PST · by Stoat · 88 replies · 3,961+ views
    KING TV / WESHTV ^ | December 29, 2009 | DAN BILLOW
    When you leave Wal-Mart after making a purchase, you walk past a scanner that sets off an alarm if you haven't paid for something.And if the alarm goes off at this Wal-Mart, Ed Bauman will want to talk to you.Ed Bauman, Wal-Mart greeter, says "I'm getting too old for this stuff."Too old to be punched in the head by a customer who exception to Bauman's questions.Ed says "when he swang, he got me right here," pointing to the back of his head.The 69-year-old greeter was at the entrance when a man in red shorts, identified as Skyler Lowery set...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • Sons Of Iwo Jima (Excellent Haditha "massacre" article)

    05/30/2006 5:15:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 2,149+ views
    Invest. business Daily ^ | 5/30/06 | staff
    War In Iraq: The press is salivating over the prospect of an Iraqi My Lai in the town of Haditha, with ABC trotting out Rep. John Murtha to brand U.S. troops war criminals just in time for Memorial Day. Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," and with the matter still under investigation, Murtha, D-Pa., decided it would be sentence first and trial later when he proclaimed Marines responding to an attack in the town of Haditha on Nov. 19 guilty of murder of at least 15 Iraqi civilians. The incident began as a Marine convoy of Kilo Company, Third Battalion,...
  • The Bastards Are Inside The Gates

    08/01/2009 9:42:39 PM PDT · by redhead · 25 replies · 1,384+ views
    Free Republic ^ | July 15, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    No, health care is not a right. Fair and balanced is not a right. Equal time is not a right. Free housing, free food, free education, free beer, etc, are not rights. Abortion is not a right. Gay marriage is not a right. “Entitlements” are not rights. In fact, no one is entitled to anything taken from others, including our tax dollars. And illegal aliens have no right to be here at all, much less rights to entitlements, free housing, free food, free health care, free education, or anything else. The rights to life, liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of...
  • We The People Stimulus Package.... (Buy a gun, you will need it !)

    06/10/2009 7:45:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 3,731+ views
    You Tube ^ | Bob Basso
    Subject: Have you seen this ?? This guy's video on youtube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House.. Obama also said he wanted the White House to handle the Press and not to talk about the video or the White House visit. That's interesting. Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future You may have to turn your Sound Control up some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA
  • Hollywood Stars - Veteran Patriots

    11/11/2005 8:55:32 AM PST · by DollyCali · 205 replies · 12,452+ views
    Dolly Howard | November 11, 2005 | DollyCali
    With "JAG," "Navy CIS," "MASH," and other military television shows being quite popular, one might consider with how military service has enhanced the fame of veteran actors in Hollywood or vice versa. During our distinguished history, some Hollywood actors have taken a break from their careers while they defended our country oftentimes to battle in war. These hereos include Charles Bronson, Gary Cooper, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Clarke Gable, Lee Marvin, Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Stewart. More recent editions of entertainment veterans include "Limp Bizkit" lead singer Fred Durst who did service with the United States Navy. Up until...
  • Millard Kaufman, 92, a Creator of Mr. Magoo, Dies

    03/19/2009 6:34:04 PM PDT · by Dubya · 36 replies · 13,247+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | WILLIAM GRIMES
    He enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and fought at Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and Okinawa, earning a Bronze Star for bravery. While in uniform, he married Lorraine Paley, who survives him, as do their daughters, Mary Kaufman Carde of Los Angeles and Amy Kaufman Burk of Mill Valley, Calif.; their son, Frederick, of Manhattan; and seven grandchildren.
  • Semper Fi! US Marine applause a bit different for Obama than Bush

    03/13/2009 6:48:34 AM PDT · by slomark · 23 replies · 1,429+ views
    [Watch incredible video highlighting contrast] This is a remarkable video. It clearly demonstrates the difference in how two presidents are greeted by the United States Marines. The jarheads’ greeting for President Bush is deafening. The greeting for President Obama is, well, polite. Semper fi, indeed.
  • Deploying Marines learn to operate MRAPs

    02/18/2009 3:22:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Marines.mil ^ | 02/18/2009 | By Cpl. Aaron Rooks, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — May 11, 2005 in Iraq was just one of the many days in the past that proved why Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are necessary for marine forces. Aaron Mankin, who was a Marine combat correspondent at the time, would probably agree after his experience that day when an improvised explosive device destroyed the 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle he was in. The blast inflicted second- and third-degree burns over 25 percent of then-Lance Cpl. Mankin’s body, also permanently damaging his lungs after he inhaled the heat, flames and debris. He has since...
  • USMC 233rd Birthday Card from GoDaddy (Video)

    11/10/2008 4:44:58 AM PST · by littlehouse36 · 8 replies · 227+ views
    Go Daddy ^ | 11/10/2008 | GoDaddy
    November 10, 2008 marks the 233rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. To celebrate this occasion Go Daddy is proud once again to release a special birthday tribute to the Corps. For those of you who served or are serving in other branches of our military, please accept this salute to the Marines also as a salute to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The reason I prepared this salute to the Marine Corps was simply because I served in the Corps and it was in the Corps that I grew up and became a man. Please...
  • USMC Commandants' Birthday Message (Video)

    11/09/2008 4:31:00 PM PST · by kellynla · 20 replies · 906+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 2008 | General James T. Conway
    Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway reflects on the Corps' 233 year history.
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (233rd Birthday)

    11/09/2008 1:00:29 PM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies · 692+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | November, 2008 | General James T. Conway
    During the summer of 1982, in the wake of a presidential directive, Marines went ashore at Beirut, Lebanon. Fifteen months later, on 23 October 1983, extremists struck the first major blow against American forces – starting this long war on terrorism. On that Sunday morning, a suicide bomber drove an explosive laden truck into the headquarters of Battalion Landing Team 1/8, destroying the building and killing 241 Marines and corpsmen. Extremists have attacked our Nation, at home and abroad, numerous times since that fateful day in Beirut. Their aim has always been the same – to kill as many innocent...
  • Senate shoots down bill to cut Berkeley funding (DeMint's Semper Fi' bill voted down 41-57)

    03/18/2008 4:17:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,035+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 3/18/08 | Kristin Bender
    The U.S. Senate has shot down an amendment by a South Carolina senator to pull more than $2 million earmarked for Berkeley school lunches, ferry service and police communication equipment and transfer it to the Marine Corps. After the Berkeley City Council called the U.S. Marines "uninvited and unwelcome intruders," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., introduced the Semper Fi Act on Feb. 6 to rescind the funds earmarked for Berkeley in the 2008 fiscal year Omnibus Appropriations bill. Last Thursday, the Senate voted 41-57 to defeat DeMint's amendment, prompting DeMint to say that he is "extremely disappointed that the U.S. Senate...
  • Excusing Berkeley

    03/01/2008 9:27:10 PM PST · by bs9021 · 12 replies · 278+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 1, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Excusing Berkeley by: Bethany Stotts The Berkeley City Council's decision to declare its local U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office “unwelcome and uninvited intruders” has sparked considerable controversy throughout the nation. With S. 2596, also known as the Semper Fi Act, now in the Senate and with 12 cosponsors, this controversy seems to have intensified, prompting news articles critical of Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) proposed “retaliation.” Should the legislation pass, the city of Berkeley would lose $2.3 million in earmarks. The threatened loss of $975,000 (a subset of the total amount) for the University of California Berkeley’s Matsui Center for Politics...
  • Marine Legend Honored(Heads Up, Devil Dogs, Chesty Puller remembered!)

    11/23/2007 8:11:39 PM PST · by kellynla · 30 replies · 2,783+ views
    Times-Dispatch ^ | Nov 16, 2007 - 12:08 AM | LAWRENCE LATANE III
    WEST POINT -- World War I ended days after he enlisted, and his request for active duty in Vietnam in 1966 was denied on account of his age -- after all he was 68. But, Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller was a force to be reckoned with in every other war and armed conflict between those times. Long before he retired as a lieutenant general, he had become a Marine Corps living legend. Yesterday, a grateful hometown honored its hero, remembered that he is the only Marine ever to receive five Navy Crosses for bravery and expressed thanks that he was...
  • Fallen Soldier's Heartfelt Last Words To His Family (Marine)

    11/11/2007 10:42:02 AM PST · by stylin19a · 29 replies · 666+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 11/11/2007 | Joseph E Stevenson III
    Before he left to train for a second tour of duty in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Joseph E. Stevenson III of Downers Grove wrote a letter to his family, in case he did not return. Stevenson, 20, died in his sleep on Oct. 28 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Stevenson was buried last week with full military honors. His parents, Barbara Ann and Joseph E. Stevenson Jr., have given the media permission to reprint their son's letter over the Veterans Day weekend. Letter is kinda long, so go to the link http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=75390
  • [USMC] Marine museum a top site

    11/10/2007 10:39:20 AM PST · by HokieMom · 33 replies · 750+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2007 | Rob Gutierrez
    The National Museum of the Marine Corps has become one of Virginia's top tourist destinations, attracting more than 600,000 visitors to the Quantico site after one year. The Marine Corps will celebrate the museum's success on its first anniversary Saturday. "Originally, we were expecting between 250,000 and 500,000 visitors," said Chris Vassil, a media relations assistant at the museum. "We expect to end this year with over 600,000 visitors, which puts it in the top visited destinations in Virginia." The museum is expected to rank as the fifth most visited attraction in Virginia for 2007, according to the Virginia Association...
  • 232 Years: HAPPY BIRTHDAY United States Marine Corps!

    11/09/2007 5:06:38 PM PST · by XR7 · 21 replies · 316+ views
    GoDaddy ^ | 11/09/2007
    VIDEO: Semper Fidelis