On behalf of myself and my fellow veterans, I want to say how appreciative we are that our service is recognized favorably. There have been times in our nation’s history when this was not the case as a general rule. It is a good environment to be a veteran nowadays. On Memorial Day weekend, everyone […]
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The last few years has seen a gathering happen. Not the Highlander kinda gathering but…well, maybe kinda…lol Thanks to facebook, I have come back into contact with Marines that I served with years ago. We had our first ‘reunion’ in the Fall of 2013. I think six of us got together with a few wives […]
The scene is set. Mid April, 1775. The British had been routed at Lexington and Concord by colonial militia. The British regulars, initially, had the upper hand against the colonists but as the engagement went on, colonists descended on the area and the British turned and made their way back towards Boston under heavy harassment.
Cutting a cake with a sword…’cause that’s how we roll… HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES! November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.”
…brave men stepped off the ramps onto a beach in northern France. Last year, I had the opportunity to visit the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. They have a Higgins boat on display in the entry hall. I watched as an older gentleman walked down the ramp and took one big step off of the end.
Back in 1941, a group of Navajo kids at a boarding school were visited by a Marine Corps recruiter. As a Navajo, they grew up with their world, as they knew it, being a rough square defined by four mountains in the western United States. But they did understand that, about 3000 miles away, another […]