- May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site
Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter's Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth.
Category Archives: Heroes
28 years ago. Beirut . It was the bloodiest day in the Corps’ history since World War II, when Marines fought to secure Iwo Jima. On October 23 1983, around 6:20 am, a yellow Mercedes-Benz truck drove to Beirut International … Continue reading
Mogadishu, Somalia An anniversary day yesterday. A couple of nice pieces out there over the last day or two. The NRA Life of Duty series has a nice piece up in their series. A good story, told in common sense … Continue reading
This afternoon a living Marine will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Medal of Honor | Sgt. Dakota Meyer.
Today in 400 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place. If you don’t know the story you should. Read about it here: GO TELL THE SPARTANS
I have refrained from posting anything about the events in Afghanistan on 5 Aug. Events like these leave me at a loss for words, and there are others that somehow manage to find the words that very closely match my … Continue reading
Oh… and just because I can… And I like it.
The Marine landings through out the Pacific in WWII are legendary. Being a Marine, I often put the landings in Europe in the backseat. They do not belong there. The beaches of Normandy, Salerno, Sicily, Calabria, Taranto all were pivotal … Continue reading
A national holiday. At least it should get as much attention as Elvis’ birthday. On May 26, 1907 Marion Robert Morrison came into the world in Winterset, Iowa. When he left on June 11, 1979 he was John Wayne, an … Continue reading