- The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space
As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles.
Category Archives: History
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
Worth the time to remember. No Armor, no gun ships overhead, no fast movers on call, no body armor. Bloody, determined, and successful.
Any interesting point to be found in the history of the French – English relationship over here. An interesting lesson in history vs. current affairs.
When I first started getting interested in history I gravitated toward the stories of World War II. Watching Victory at Sea, The World at War, and so on. As I grew into my teens and started to really have to … Continue reading
This has been floating around the web for a couple of weeks now. I finally set down and went through this. It is a good refresher, and draws some interesting comparisons.
The following video is getting a fair amount of air time around the interwebs. It is worth the 16 or 17 minutes that it will take you to watch it.
An excuse for a little bit of Shakespeare. The old blog could use a little classical culture. And for those that are keeping track, today is also the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the Battle of Balaklava … Continue reading
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
In the history of the Marine Corps there are a few legendary figures that all young Marines learn about from their earliest days at Boot Camp, or OCS. Figures such as Chesty Puller, Dan Daily, and Smedley Butler. The following … Continue reading