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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang
William Ward Burrows (16 Jan 1758 – 6 March 1805) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War with the South Carolina state militia. After the war, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to practice law. On the day following an act of Congress to establish a permanent United States Marine Corps (11 July 1798), President John Adams appointed Burrows Major Commandant. During his tenure as Commandant, the manpower strength of ...Continue Reading →
Department of Defense.gov by Katie Lange
Page was born in 1904 in the U.S.-governed Philippines, but he grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. His dream of attending West Point was thwarted by poor eyesight, so he went to Princeton instead, where ...
The 2018 Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball held at the Washington Hilton in the District of Columbia on November 10. This year’s Ball will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Belleau Wood.
If you’re not too handy with writing we have some good writers here, so just pick up the phone and call me 804-318-1750 or email me at VassarB@gmail.com and let me start you out.
All I need is your name, service branch, and era of service. It can be your story, or your uncle’s story, your dad’s, your mother’s, or granddad’s, or your best buddy.
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Meet Sergeant Major John L. Canley, a retired marine, America. Canley is the 300th recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Remarks by President Trump at the Presentation of the Medal of Honor to Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. And thank ...
(Reprinted in its entirety, by Marine Corps Times editor, Andrea Scott @_andreascott)
Remedios Cruz joined the Marine Corps in 2013 as a supply clerk. One year later, she completed infantry training, and in 2017, made history when she became one of three females to join 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Now, Cruz is awaiting separation from the Marine Corps after pleading guilty to ...
We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme of warfare anyway, and which accounts for about half of the “skin in the game” citizenry today, are now in our 60s and 70s, and will soon pass away.
Most college-aged ...Continue Reading →
Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony.
The Crew of a US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter:
CPT Samuel A Shultz, 28, of Huntington Valley, PA, and
1st Lt Samuel D Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, NC, and
Gunnery Sgt Daniel R Holley, 33. of Dayton, OH, and
Lance Cpl Taylor J Conrad, Baton Rouge, LA
They were of Marine Heavy Helicopter Sqd 465, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Miramar AS, San Diego
Rest in peace, Marines
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