The Plot Thickens.

    It’s no secret that there are no clear GOP front runners appearing on the scene, and the remaining potential heavies are waiting on the side. It’s also no secret that the DeMarxist press would love to give America the impression that the Republican Party is hopelessly fragmented. Sprinkle that with a liberal (cough) dose (this is sounding worse by the second) of Obama the Unbeatable. | Read More »

    A Counterpoint To The Leftist Attacks On Ilario Pantano

    Pantano’s courageous military service has been maliciously mischaracterized during this election. The Left’s efforts to smear Pantano based upon erroneous and twisted information is downright unAmerican. They show more tolerance to our enemies than they have ever shown toward our own troops. There is an obvious political motivation for attacking Pantano’s military record, because all the evidence screams the truth and yet they still choose to ignore it.

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    A Marine Dad’s Pride – and Reflections on Service

    /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”;} I attended my son David’s graduation from Marine boot camp at MCRD Parris Island on Friday.  My Marine served as Squad Leader, achieved expert level in marksmanship, and marched in the front rank of his platoon, despite enduring a serious sprain | Read More »

    There is a Difference

    There is a certain kind of man who talks up his involvement in the military.  Certain little men, sometimes called fabulists or Kerryesque winter soldiers, sometimes posers or poseurs, seek to puff themselves up by inventing or embellishing their military exploits.  Sometimes these men are boot camp rejects, while others serve as supply clerks who later become, in their retelling, men of steel. Attorney General | Read More »

    R. Lee Ermey to Lobby Congress – Support the Marines

    Something of importance to me and many other friends and family of the Marine Corps will be taking place tomorrow. Even though it will be largely overshadowed by the President’s grandstanding, Gunny R. Lee Ermey is trying to push legislation that will recognize the many Marines that die while serving our country. Currently if a Marine falls in battle, the family will receive a letter from the | Read More »

    A Salute To The Veterans – Open Thread

    Today is Veterans Day. It was all of the battles they’ve fought, and all of the sacrifices they had to make, that allows America to be the land for freedom for all people, the example that other nations can follow if they want their people to be as free; the land of the free. And for the veterans, we acknowledge that this is their home, | Read More »

    Insurgents Pick On The Wrong Convoy

    “It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.” The short version of this story is simple. One shot. One kill. The long version is so very worth reading. It’s the story of what happened when a group of Marines were returning from a long patrol and were attacked with | Read More »

    CELEBRATING WITH A REALITY-BASED COMMUNITY

    My wife and I spent a few hours with a reality-based community on November 1. Those few hours have made the last few days after the election much more bearable. While the Marine Corps’ official birthday is on November 10, the Marines with GS Ammunition Platoon, 4th Supply Battalion, held their birthday ball in Topeka a few days early.

    MY AMERICAN HERO

    MY AMERICAN HERO ~ One of the reasons why I’m the patriot I am, as well as something that made an impact on my life resulting as one of the reasons why I joined the US Marine Corps, is when I was a child in 1970, at the age of 10 during the Vietnam “conflict”, I proudly wore a POW bracelet … one that I | Read More »