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Happy 242nd Birthday, Marines!

On November 1st, 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the birthday of the … Continue reading

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October 23, 1983. Semper Fi.

In early 1983, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit was deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Beirut, Lebanon to take up post as part of the peacekeeping force originally inserted the previous year into the conflict raging there between Christian … Continue reading

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October 23, 1983. Semper Fi.

In early 1983, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit was deployed from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Beirut, Lebanon to take up post as part of the peacekeeping force originally inserted the previous year into the conflict raging there between Christian … Continue reading

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There’s no sandwich like a tactical sandwich.

On our flight from Tampa to Kansas City on Monday, I took a few moments to peruse the brand-spanking new copy of Spirit, Southwest Airlines‘ in-flight magazine. A one-page article highlighted one of the more recent innovations on the military meal front. … Continue reading

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ReWard: “Singin’ lo-righta-lay-ho…”

Earlier this evening, I Tweeted about the sauna that was my daughter’s Taekwondo dojang: “The A/C at my kid’s Taekwondo studio is broken. The main room smells like parboiled armpit, with a hint of old jockstrap.” This generated a handful … Continue reading

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The best Marine Corps recruiting poster. Ever.

After posting the picture my sister sent me the other day, I started thinking about Parris Island, and boot camp, with one thought leading to another as I bounced around the web looking for pictures and whatnot. Then, I stumbled … Continue reading

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Been there, done that.

My sister sent me this pic yesterday. She and her family were traveling up the highway on their way to a vacation destination. She asked me if it brought back any memories…. It surely did. Of course, the first time … Continue reading

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Remembrances of Thanksgivings past.

Everybody get enough to eat today? A few posts on Facebook and Twitter are reminding folks to keep in their thoughts the men and women in uniform who can’t be with their families today, as they’re either serving abroad–perhaps in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chesty Puller…wherever you are.

Semper Fi, Chesty! Lieutenant General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971 “Pain is weakness leaving the body!”

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Get on ’em!

Ah, memories. (Sent from a friend via e-Mail.)

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