Tag Archives: USMC

Declassified Memo

The Department of the Navy was assigning females to quarters in a separate, private, OFF LIMITS area on all aircraft carriers. Addressing all ship personnel at Pearl Harbor, the Commanding Officer advised, “The female sleeping quarters will be out-of-bounds for … Continue reading

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Plan B

  It’s a little more humid than normal here on the Island today and I’m glad I packed a few books to read on the beach. Reading on the couch is a frustrating, Plan “B, ” but at least we … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Tell My Mother…

…this is a little risque and she might not approve. The story illustrates the resourcefulness of an officer of our USMC. Semper Fi A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself as a guest at a gala event hosted by … Continue reading

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Works Every Time

A former gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps took a new job as a high school teacher. Just before the school year started, he injured his back. He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of … Continue reading

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Six Seconds

Came across this today and thought it was worth sharing: I included a few links early on that validate that this is not an “urban legend”. Read on……… One can hardly conceive of the enormous grief held quietly within General … Continue reading

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My 1,400th Post…

…and still having fun doing it. I will acknowledge this milestone of sorts by re-blogging a post from one of my favorite, daily reads, Mme. Scherzo. “We have tyranny because we willingly accept tyranny” Read the news story attached and … Continue reading

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Semper Fidelis

Celebrating 237 years of protecting America. Happy Birthday to the men and women of the United States Marine Corps. “This unique holiday for warriors is a day of camaraderie, a day to honor Corps and Country. Throughout the world on … Continue reading

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Keep Walking Folks….

….nothing to see here. Most of us are pretty busy people so we may have missed this on the news last week. Oh, wait, it was not on the news. I wonder why not? It must not have been important, … Continue reading

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Even the Marines?

I began thinking about writing this column a week or so ago after seeing a commercial that caught my eye as being strange and out of place…creepy, even. I saw it again and it bothered me and nagged at me….there … Continue reading

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Until They Are Home

I just heard about this documentary that should air tomorrow. Check this out and I’ll try to find local stations that will carry it. Until They Are Home And the show’s website Until They Are Home

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Five Years Ago

Today, we acknowledge the fifth anniversary of the death of Cpl. Matthew Dillon, USMC. As has been the tradition, Matt’s parents and several friends will meet at his grave and share some stories of Matt’s life. I consider it a … Continue reading

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A USMC Tribute

A few days ago, I paid tribute to the USMC with this post One of my long time readers (Thank you Sandra) sent this to me as a follow up. It’s a great video from Fox News Click here for … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2011

Well, yesterday was the parade and tomorrow, Memorial Day is what is typically referred to as the beginning of summer. This holiday, intended to acknowledge the millions of soldiers that died for our freedom seems to have morphed into a … Continue reading

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I’ll Wait!

A conversation recently overheard on the VHF airwaves……. Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’ Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.’ Air Defense Site: ‘You are in Iranian … Continue reading

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Graduation Day, Parris Island

Yesterday morning, under a bright sun and against brisk winds, I had the honor of observing the Marine Graduation Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. I had come to congratulate a young man whom I had only … Continue reading

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