Category Archives: History

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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68 Years Ago

Worth the time to remember. No Armor, no gun ships overhead, no fast movers on call, no body armor.  Bloody, determined, and successful.

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History Lessons

Any interesting point to be found in the history of the French – English relationship over here. An interesting lesson in history vs. current affairs.

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Marines are Everywhere

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

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History 100

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.

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Floating Around

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.

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Happy St. Crispin’s Day

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

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Beirut 1983

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

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Smedley Butler

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

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3 OCT 93

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

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