D-Day through the eyes of an 11 year old


Project Vigil:Stanley Stockins On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and died on Omaha beach on D-Day morning 70 years earlier. This is how he did it. Link to this post!

Memorial Day Image


If a picture is worth a thousand words, this image says so much about the meaning of memorial Day. Please share. Link to this post!

3/5 Dark Horse Marines Tribute Video


Sound Off! Uploaded to YouTube by OCSoundwerks on Feb 28, 2011 This is a tribute to the members and families of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, AKA Darkhorse, currently fighting in Afghanistan. The 3/5 are on the frontlines of the war and have taken heavy losses from Taliban fighters. 24 lost in combat as of…

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Iwo Jima


The battle was unique in its setting. One hundred thousand men fighting on a tiny island one-third the size of Manhattan. For 36 days Iwo Jima was one of the most populated 7.5 miles on earth. Semper Fi! Link to this post!

24th MEU They Came In Peace: 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing


Oh Lord, where do we get such men? ~Gen Kelley referring to an injured Beirut Marine, 1983 Link to this post!

Military funeral honors detail practice


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Retrieving Fallen Warriors with Dignity, Care, and Honor


Taking care of our fallen with dignity.. Semper Fi! Link to this post!

Dignified Transfer | Dover AFB


Time is 03:30 on January 23, 2012. The ‘Dignified Transfer’ return home of six heroes from Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle Capt. Nathan R. McHone Master Sgt. Travis W. Riddick Cpl. Joseph D. Logan Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard Cpl. Jesse W. Stites Semper Fidelis! Link to this post!

Honoring the Sacrifice of SFC Benjamin Wise


SFC Benjamin Wise gave his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Senator Boozman honored his service and sacrifice on the Senate floor. Link to this post!

Touch A Name On The Wall


During the USMC Vietnam Helicopter Association’s event at “The Wall South” in Pensacola (1998), we had several flyovers by helicopters. I was in the H-34 as it flew over (2:04 into the video, piloted by Larry Turner and Ben Cascio) and it sure got a warm reception from the crowd, most of who hadn’t seen…

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Bringing Home LCpl Barfield


Lance Corporal Jason Nicholas Barfield, 22, of Ashford, Alabama, was killed in action October 24, 2011 in Helmand Province Afghanistan while serving in the war against terrorism.    Rest in Peace Brother.   http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

9/11, We Remember


The date Sept. 11 will forever evoke in the hearts and minds of all Americans’ recollections of unimaginable tragedy, of lives callously and brutally cut short, of unspeakable horror and sorrow. And that is as it should be — we must never forget the depths of inhumanity to which terrorist fanatics are willing to sink…

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Recon Team Little Gull


by Tom Shainline When I arrived in country, you were in the bush. I was assigned to your team, call sign “LITTLE GULL”. You were on patrol; I was in your tent. I did not know you. I saw your pictures, your Mother and Father, your wife, your children, your sweetheart, your friends, Miss January….

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Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial – Facts


The Memorial (wall) was designed by an undergraduate at Yale University, Maya Ying Lin, born in Athens, Ohio in 1959. Her parents fled from China in 1949 when Mao-Tse-tung took control of China, and she is a native-born American citizen. She acted as a consultant with the architectural firm of Cooper- Lecky Partnership on the…

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Tim Hetherington.. Hand Salute!


Tim Hetherington, co-director of Oscar-nominated war documentary “Restrepo”, was killed in Libya today while doing what he loved to do. Snap to! Hand Salute! ~Cpl. Beddoe Tim Hetherington The family of Tim Hetherington has issued this statement: It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was…

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Valor never dies …


From the Facebook page of  my friend JoAnn Lyles, Mother of LCpl Jordan Haerter, KIA 2008, Ramadi, Iraq. “Valor never dies as long as brave souls, willingly give their lives for our freedom. Some may take this sacrifice for granted, while parents of these warriors pray for the safety of their children. These young men…

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Remember The Brave


Received via e-mail.. Worth viewing again if you’ve seen it before. Very moving video. NOBODY does it better than the USMC… The event was a dinner given at the Marine Corps Museum (Quantico, Virginia) for families who lost loved ones in combat. Click on the image. http://www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/ Semper Fidelis http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

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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When Three Becomes Two


I follow Ashleigh’s Blog “When Three Becomes Two”. Ashleigh’s husband, a Marine, was killed in Afghanistan. Ashleigh can’t go through this alone. She needs support. Read her thoughts and you’ll get a glimpse into the unimaginable pain endured when ‘Three Becomes Two’. ‘Tis the season Some think I’m better, but I’m not. I’m completely broken….

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