Category Archives: Marines

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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Monday’s Motovator

Go visit the Gunny at Sempertoons for more.

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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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29 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 Airport, where the … Continue reading

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Someone You Should Know

Rarely do I delve into the “meme” of “Someone You Should Know”.  However, recent events have drawn me to three individuals that need to be singled out for doing their jobs, and paying the ultimate price for doing them well. … Continue reading

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Marine Monday – MACE

A look inside the Martial Arts Center of Excellence in Quantico.  I may have posted this previously but, I like it.   Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

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National Museum of The Marine Corps

As noted I spent the last 3 days in the DC area.  Yes there was storm damage.  Yes we had to scramble on arrangements for our meetings, lodging, etc.  Not a big deal. I travel a lot.  One thing that … Continue reading

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Marine Monday – Leadership, Dependibility

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Marine Monday – Leadership, Integrity

I think it’s past time to get back to a Marine Monday.

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Marine Monday

A nice story out of the recent “Salute Our Troops” event in Las Vegas.  Take a few minutes out of your day to learn about Drak and his handler. Marine Sgt. Kenneth Fischer never heard the blast. One second he … Continue reading

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