My Men Are My Heroes – The Brad Kasal Story


Last summer, a friend gave me a copy of “My Men Are My Heroes”, the book which tells the story of Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal, the senior NCO in 3/1’s Weapons Company in Iraq during the November 2004 Battle for Fallujah. As I had several other books I was either reading or planned to…

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Marine Executive Association


I’m proud to be a member of the Marine Executive Association ~Cpl. Beddoe The Marine Executive Association is Marines helping Marines during transition, carrying on the Marine tradition “Taking Care of Our Own.” MEA members network their marketplace knowledge; contacts; job locations; and personal experience to assist the transitioning Marine penetrate the civilian marketplace. Using…

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That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day


by James Brobyn If you asked me what I remember most about my time as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, my answer would probably be a surprise. I remember the smells more than anything. To this day, I can still smell the Iraqi towns and local foods, which trigger fond memories of exploring a new…

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Marines Receive Navy Crosses


Honor, Courage, and Commitment! Link to this post!

US Marines In Sangin, Afghanistan


An inside look at Marines on duty in Afghanistan… Link to this post!

Ch-53E Externals Ch-47 in Afghanistan


Released after swinging out of control but a great perspective! Link to this post!

To HELL and BACK Again


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Marine Corps Combat Illustrator


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Singapore Navy, US Marines integrate in Jungle Training


Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, III Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary force conducted joint reconnaissance and surveillance training with the Republic of Singapore Naval Diving Unit Jan 11. during exercise Sandfisher. Exercise Sandfisher is a bilateral training exercise between Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Marine Corps, the event enables the two militaries to…

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Happy New Year from Afghanistan


I really wish I was with them! Drive On! ~Cpl. Beddoe Marines with 2nd MLG (FWD) perform “Auld Lang Syne” in tribute to the New Year and a wrap-up of 2011. Link to this post!

Make Peace or Die!


A documentary film from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines during their deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Video Produced by 1/5 Combat Camera, Sgt Logan Pierce, Cpl Nathan McCord, LCpl Kowshon Ye, PFC Jason Morrison Link to this post!

Marine to receive Medal of Honor


A Marine sergeant will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan from President Obama on Sept. 15, the White House announced Friday. Dakota Meyer, 23, a scout-sniper from Columbia, Ky., fought through fire from enemy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades to help rescue and evacuate more than 15 wounded Afghan soldiers and recover…

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Cpl. Dakota Meyer MOH


By Dan Lamothe – Staff writerPosted : Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 18:36:54 EDT Dakota Meyer, a former corporal, will be honored for his heroics in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, in September 2009 A Marine who repeatedly braved enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan attempting to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team will receive the…

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MV-22 Returns from Libya Rescue Mission


(March 21, 2011) ABOARD USS KEARSARGE, At Sea – MV-21E Osprey tiltrotors touch down on the deck of USS Kearsarge, returning from Libya after rescuing an Air Force F-15E pilot whose plane crashed due to a mechanical failure in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, March 21, 2011. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is…

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Update from CO of MCAS in Okinawa


This is [forwarded] from the CO of Marine Corps Air Station, Futemna, Okinawa, Colonel Dale Smith. 17-Mar; Quick note to let you know what’s happening and a sincere “thanks” for your note of concern…it’s not taken for granted and appreciated greatly.  We worked all weekend…(Air Station is normally limited hours on Saturday’s, closed Sunday’s)…open 24/7…

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23-FEB-1945, IWO JIMA


THESE BROTHERS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!~Cpl. Beddoe During WW II, between August 1944 and mid-February 1945, the U.S. Navy and Seventh Air Force ravaged the volcanic island Iwo Jima, 775 miles from Japan, with 6,800 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 22,000 5- and 16-inch shells. It was the most massive pre-assault bombardment in…

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The Heroes Of Iwo Jima


Three days after that (the flag raising), the war was over for Easy Company. Easy’s original total force on Iwo Jima was 310 young men, including replacements. On March 26, Captain Severance led his 50 survivors on a tour of the newly dedicated 5th Division cemetery. And then they traveled by a small boat to…

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2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment leaves Northern Marjah a safer place


Story by Lance Cpl. Andrew Johnston MARJAH, Afghanistan – Nearly one year ago, Marjah was the scene of some of the deadliest fighting since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom. Now, after the persistence of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, the area is lauded as proof that counterinsurgency operations can work. Gen. James Amos, the…

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