The History of HMM-163’s “Evil Eyes”


By Norm Urban HMM-163, to my knowledge, is, and has been, the ONLY U.S. Marine helicopter squadron that has distinguished itself for almost 40 years, using a non-standard, nonregulation, unofficial paint scheme. In Viet Nam, at least in 1966, most other Marine Sikorsky H-34 squadrons painted the transmission hump a specific color. But HMM-163’s were…

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For those of us that remember SOS -Ed Creamer 1 – 1/2 Lb. (24 oz) of lean ground beef (80/20) 2 Tbsp. butter 1 cup chopped onion 3 Tbsp. flour 2 Tbsp. granulated garlic (or garlic powder) 4 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 cups milk Salt and pepper to taste Brown meat,…

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They wish to hell


Bill Mauldin (1921-2003) on Marines: They wish to hell they were someplace else, and they wish to hell they would get relief. They wish to hell the mud was dry, and they wish to hell their coffee was hot. They want to go home. But they stay in their wet holes and fight, and then…

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One Marine’s Story


By Richard W. Williams I was a grunt in India Company 3/5 in 1969. But, this is not war story. This is a story about the Espirit de Corps of the 1st Marine Division. I lived in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining the Marines in 1968, I learned that there was a Marine who…

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How the Marines have survived, and why


MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In 1957, the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Randolph Pate, sent a brief note to the director of the Marine Corps Educational Center, Brig. Gen. Victor Krulak, in which he asked, “Why does the U.S. need a Marine Corps?” Krulak, already a…

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Marines and Tootsie Rolls


LtCol Andy Traynor, USMC (Ret), and Major Dave Vickers, USMC (Ret), tell a unique story of how Marines used Tootsie Rolls during the Chosin Reservoir campaign. Link to this post!

Marines Receive Navy Crosses


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

Retired Marine Continues His Quest to be Always Faithful


How ’bout an OOH-RAH for the Master Guns! Link to this post!

Leading the Charge: Why Marines set the example


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Miramar CO Reflects on Tour


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Brian Stann “The All American” Tribute


“The Silver Star Ceremony commenced as 1st Lt. Brian M. Stann, Weapons Company Commander, shook Maj. Gen. Richard Huck, 2nd Marine Division Commanding General. Stann was being recognized and honored in front of the battalion for a job well done when he went above and beyond the call of duty to keep his men alive…

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Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful


Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. It guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what. {YouTube} Link to this post!

USMC “Moto” Speech


Cpl. Rabbi gives us a little speech during mojave viper making sure to use our jargon as much as possible. {YouTube} Explicit Language~ More on EXERCISE MOJAVE VIPER Link to this post!



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Meet Marine Boxer Cpl. Jesus Toro


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is proud to host the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines will be showcasing the ten best boxers from each Branch. Experience esprit de corps at its finest as the competitors fight exhaustion, pain, and stiff competition in an attempt to be crowned the…

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The Marines of Echo Company


Ready for a MOTO RUN Jan 27th 2011 MOTO RUN Video Rating: 0 / 5 Link to this post!

Who is Dakota Meyer?


The Marine Corps’ recent Medal of Honor recipient has been cited for his humility throughout his time in the public spotlight. Dakota Meyer and his friends and family talk about what makes Dakota tick. Link to this post!

Navy Corpsman treats a Marine (Vietnam)

Navy Corpsmen: A Marine’s Best Friend


Here’s a great excerpt from ABOUT.COM regarding Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Photo courtesy of ~Cpl. Beddoe While Corpsmen are expected to be cure-alls for whatever ails a Marine, they know that their medical expertise only comes into play when it’s needed. Otherwise, they’re Marines in every sense of the word. “Corpsmen need to know…

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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!

Crying In the Rain: EVERLY BROTHERS


but did you know the Everly Brothers were Marines? Link to this post!