Category Archives: History

Beirut – 31 Years

31 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb.  A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).  In accordance with … Continue reading

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When Old Is Again New

It has been 34 years since the fall of the US Embassy in Tehran.  While that is an event that many of us have placed in the dustbins of history, we received a reminder of the event as “tens of … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of Beirut Bombing

30 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb.  A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).  In accordance with … Continue reading

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Color Civil War Photos

Technology is a wonderful thing, and people find the most creative ways to apply their tools.  This article from the Business Insider, and the resulting re-touched photos is pretty amazing. Update:  More photos.  These are from China prior to the … Continue reading

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D-Day

June 6, 1944. 180,000 Allied troops. 50 miles of beaches, with tall cliffs, and heavily fortified positions. 5,000 ships 13,000 aircraft Focused on the goal of gaining a toehold in Northern Europe, liberating the continent, and defeating Nazi Germany. General … Continue reading

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Patriots

A reminder piece out of Fred Thompson’s new organization. Like this:Like Loading…

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Dec. 7 1941

71 years ago today, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched waves of small propeller driven aircraft from ships in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  These aircraft swept down across the hills of Oahu and executed one of the most devastating surprise attacks in modern … Continue reading

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Europe In The News and The Scary Crystal Ball

Well, it appears as if there are some new developments going in on the Continent, that unfortunately appear to be old actions being resurrected for the 21st Century. Let’s take a look at the highlights of recent events: Greece continues to have widespread protests … Continue reading

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Six Minutes of Wisdom

An interesting snippet from Bill Whittle today, that brings us Rudyard Kipling’s wisdom and observations from 100 years ago. Take six minutes to watch. Like this:Like Loading…

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237 Orbits of the Sun

On this day 237 years ago our Corps became a reality.  The first Marines were recruited, and signed their papers on this day in 1775.  In a small tavern in Philadelphia the United States Marine Corps was born. Today we celebrate that … Continue reading

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