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    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
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    Semper Fi
  • 25 year old Marine killed in Afghanistan...huge funeral 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...