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  • Top general won't apologize for remarks on gays

    03/13/2007 8:32:37 AM PDT · by cilbupeR_eerF · 312 replies · 9,237+ views
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2007 | Barbara Starr
    The top U.S. military officer, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, doesn't plan to apologize for telling a newspaper that homosexuality is immoral. Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that he supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay people from serving in the U.S. armed forces. The general also compared homosexuality to adultery -- behavior that is prosecuted in the military, he said. "My upbringing is such that I believe that there are certain things, certain types of conduct that are immoral," Pace told the Tribune. "I believe that military members...
  • "Bumper of my SUV" - Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week

    03/13/2007 3:32:05 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,866+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Monday March 12, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Bumper of my SUV By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 12, 2007 03:01 PM Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week: Since World War II, American celebrities have been raising the morale of service members overseas with different forms of entertainment ranging from concerts to stand-up shows. In an effort to keep that tradition alive, country singer Chely Wright, visited Al Asad, Iraq, to entertain and lift the spirits of service members, March 3. “I’m thankful and really appreciative that (the band members) and I get to fly around the world on airplanes, ride in tour...
  • Gen. Pace calls homosexuality immoral

    03/12/2007 10:06:29 PM PDT · by rightwinggoth · 118 replies · 2,281+ views
    Yahoo! -- AP ^ | 3/12/2007 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he considers homosexuality to be immoral and the military should not condone it by allowing gay personnel to serve openly, the Chicago Tribune reported. Marine Gen. Peter Pace likened homosexuality to adultery, which he said was also immoral, the newspaper reported on its Web site. "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way," Pace told the newspaper in a wide-ranging interview. Pace, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1967 graduate of...
  • (Harvard) Track Captain Sean Barrett Ready to Serve His Country (Marine Corps) - Semper Fi! Alert

    02/06/2007 3:57:39 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Harvard Athletics ^ | Monday, February 5th, 2007 | Andrea Chaknis
    Sean Barrett has seen a lot in his four years at Harvard. He’s consistently been among the top Crimson finishers at various regional meets since his freshman year. He’s seen coaches come and go. He’s competed with and against formidable tracksters across New England and beyond. Now he’s getting ready to embark on a journey that will show him more about himself and his world than he could ever imagine. Barrett has joined the U.S. Marine Corps and has committed, initially, to serving four years. It’s a decision that seems almost incongruous for a bright athlete from the Ivy League....
  • Marine to walk across NJ to show support for troops

    01/12/2007 10:52:29 AM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 75 replies · 1,414+ views
    January 12, 2007 | self
    This was a press release issued by the individual below but the source paper has copyright issues. So am posting as a vanity: United States Marine Corps Sgt. Craig M. Breiner, 30, of Howell plans to carry the U.S. flag from the Belmar boardwalk to the state capital in Trenton to rally support for American military personnel serving in war zones. "We need to bring the morale of our troops up," said Breiner, a seven-year Marine veteran who spent seven months in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. . . . Breiner's walk will commence Jan. 20, rain or shine, at...
  • They call it 'Semper Fi'

    12/22/2006 5:42:27 AM PST · by radar101 · 3 replies · 740+ views ^ | December 22, 2006 | Kathleen Parker
    In this image released by the U.S. Marine Corps, soldiers assist their platoon commander, 2nd Lt. Samuel Joiner, a 23-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., to safety after he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Anah, in the volatile Anbar province, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The Marines and sailors, part of the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Company A, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, have spent nearly three months conducting security operations to Rawah and Anah, two cities along the Euphrates River about 200 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Lance Cpl. Nathaniel F. Sapp, U.S. Marines) WASHINGTON --...
  • Semper Fly: Marines in Space (excellent Popular Science article with photos)

    12/19/2006 1:12:48 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 9,426+ views
    Popular Science ^ | December 2006 | David Axe
    As any battlefield commander will tell you, getting troops to the fight can be as difficult as winning it. And for modern-day soldiers, the sites of conflict are so far-flung, and the political considerations of even flying over another country so complicated, that rapid entry has become nearly impossible. If a group of Marine Corps visionaries have their way, however, 30 years from now, Marines could touch down anywhere on the globe in less than two hours, without needing to negotiate passage through foreign airspace. The breathtaking efficiency of such a delivery system could change forever the way the U.S....
  • Remembering the fallen (highest-ranking woman officer killed in Iraq last week, USMC)

    12/15/2006 5:50:06 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 1,493+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Thursday, December 14th, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Remembering the fallen By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 14, 2006 11:00 AM Maj. Megan McClung was an American Girl. She was the highest-ranking female officer killed in Iraq last week. Watch this video. You will not forget her. (More about Maj. McClung in the OC Register.) Thanks to Ken Noland for pointing us to the memorial video and to the terrific website, Digital Imagery and Video Distribution System , which serves as the public affairs arm for the Third Army and Central Command. Army Capt. Travis Patriquin was killed alongside Maj. McClung. Mike Fumento's memorial is here. Matt at Blackfive...
  • Fallujah Today, and on Route Mobile (excellent first hand account)

    12/07/2006 6:42:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 839+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 | Bill Roggio in Fallujah, Iraq
    Fallujah Today, and on Route Mobile Patroling one of the two main arteries through the Fallujah region The city of Fallujah and its surrounding environs has both a symbolic and strategic importance to the security of Iraq. Fallujah is the city where al-Qaeda fought the U.S. forces toe-to-toe and lost. Fallujah is a rallying call to al-Qaeda. The city also serves as the gateway to Baghdad, the end of the line of al-Qaeda's Syrian ratlines which are used to run foreign fighters, money and weapons into the capital. Fallujah was where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi set up his first infamous Islamic...
  • Soldiers Face and Hand Blown Off by Terrorists, But He Still Gets to Marry his Sweetheart

    12/05/2006 3:11:39 AM PST · by Lori675 · 39 replies · 2,520+ views
  • Greetings from Ramadi (Mike Fumento has photos from his latest trip to Iraq)

    11/18/2006 10:01:34 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 1,118+ views
    Michelle Malkin blog ^ | Saturday November 18th, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Greetings from Ramadi By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 18, 2006 08:39 AM Mike Fumento has photos from his latest trip to Ramadi. Here's one he snapped at Camp Ramadi. Mike writes: "Something tells me Cindy Sheehan wouldn't feel comfortable here." Speaking of Ramadi, Patterico is looking to talk to soldiers fighting there. Give him a shout at
  • Much Progress Made in Fallujah, Marine Commander Says

    11/17/2006 3:46:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 730+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2006 -- Two years ago, much of the Iraqi city of Fallujah had suffered severe damage after some of the hardest fighting seen since the country was liberated by U.S. and coalition forces in the spring of 2003. Today, construction across Fallujah is booming, and the city’s 400,000-resident population is growing, Marine Col. Larry D. Nicholson, commander of Regimental Combat Team 5, told Pentagon reporters today from Fallujah during a satellite-televised news conference. Nicholson has commanded RCT-5’s nearly 5,000 U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors since February. The unit’s primary mission, he said, is to train and...
  • An Unforgettable USO Tour (Great Chuck Norris' Account Of Time With The Troops Alert)

    11/13/2006 12:08:29 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 3,986+ views ^ | 11/13/2006 | Chuck Norris
    A Letter from the Front Lines Hello, My name is Capt. Mike Southworth. I am a pilot in the Marine Corps. I recently flew Mr. Norris during his USO tour ... His visit here means a lot to all the Marines, sailors, and soldiers out here. I know many of my Marines said that it helped boost their morale and helped them forget that they were away from their family and friends ... So, thanks for the support and God bless! Very respectfully, Capt. Mike Southworth, USMC Capt. Southworth's letter was one of hundreds of letters from service members, their...
  • OORAH! It's the Official Friday Silliness Thread

    11/10/2006 3:31:04 AM PST · by sully777 · 256 replies · 4,665+ views ^ | 11-10-06 | Sully777
    OORAH! It's the 229th birthday of the United States Marine Corp.
  • Canadian dies serving U.S. army in Iraq

    10/31/2006 1:49:37 PM PST · by Clive · 12 replies · 664+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-10-31 | (wire service)
    HALIFAX (CP) -- A Canadian who was serving with the U.S. army in Iraq was killed by insurgents this week, just days before his return home. Cpl. Michael Seeley, formerly of Fredericton, was on patrol with Bravo Co. of the 28th Infantry when he died Monday. A Mi'kmaq, Seeley joined the Canadian Forces in 1998 before enlisting in the U.S. Marines the next year. He served with the Marines in Japan, South America, Africa and Iraq before getting an honourable discharge after four years. He then joined the U.S. army and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, when he was...
  • The PC War : Marines show restraint under sniper fire

    10/19/2006 9:24:33 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies · 1,006+ views
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 19 Oct 2006 | JAY PRICE; McClatchy Newspapers
    CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq – It was 9 a.m. and the start of another day of Lt. Col. Todd Desgrosseilliers’ approach to counterinsurgency. Most go well, at least by the perilous standards for Marines operating in Anbar province, the heart of Iraq’s Sunni Muslim insurgency. Wednesday, however, would not. By the end of the day, one Marine would lie badly injured from a sniper’s bullet and another would be startled from a close call that hit the goggles perched atop his helmet. Attention has been focused in recent weeks on U.S. patrols in Baghdad, where American and Iraqi soldiers are trying...
  • Flags of Our Fathers -- Montfort Point Marines

    10/12/2006 8:10:21 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies · 394+ views
    Nuke's news and comment ^ | 10-12-06 | nuke gingrich
    I want to thank reaganite for posting this entry at GCP. Great article, great website, and great deeds from the “greatest generation.” Semper Fi, gentlemen. Back home in Jackson, where I was the first Negro Marine admitted to the Corps from Mississippi, I had to wait out the period until a sufficient amount of the camp had been completed. There was one special requirement the Marine Generals insisted on. “If we must admit them, and train them, we reserve the right to demand that every Negro who wants to become a Marine, must have an education either in college, or...
  • Message to U.S. Marines

    10/01/2006 7:32:46 PM PDT · by GratianGasparri · 3 replies · 1,095+ views
    Freedominion ^ | October 1, 2006 | Jasmine from Sault Ste. Marie
  • Glenn Ford, longtime leading man in scores of films, dies at 90

    08/31/2006 5:27:53 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies · 1,055+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 8/31/06 | Puppage
    (Beverly Hills, Calif.-AP, Aug. 31, 2006 6:02 AM) _ Actor Glenn Ford, who played strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as "The Blackboard Jungle," "Gilda" and "The Big Heat," died Wednesday, police said. He was 90. Paramedics called to Ford's home just before 4 p.m. found Ford dead, police Sgt. Terry Nutall said, reading a prepared statement. "They do not suspect foul play," he said. Ford suffered a series of strokes in the 1990s. "It comes to mind instantly what a remarkable actor he was," actor Sidney Poitier, who also starred in "The Blackboard Jungle," said Wednesday evening. "He had...
  • Marine to return ancient signature seals to Iraq

    02/15/2005 2:17:41 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 2 replies · 659+ views ^ | feb 15 2005 | PHILADELPHIA
    Marine to return ancient signature seals to Iraq PHILADELPHIA A U-S Marine who brought home seemingly cheap souvenirs from Iraq has turned them over to authorities after learning they are ancient stone seals used as signature stamps.The Marine paid a vendor a few hundred dollars for the eight seals, and had them examined by a university archaeologist upon his return. The seals were looted from an archaeological site near Babylon. They are about five-thousand years old and valued at two-thousand to five-thousand dollars each. U-S soldiers are allowed to bring back souvenirs and trinkets, but Assistant U-S Attorney Bob Goldman...