President Trump has signed into law a bill that paves the way for Marine Gunny John Canley to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War. Then-Gunny John Canley originally was awarded the Navy Cross while serving as a company commander for the 1st … Read more
Military.com | Jan 12, 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck The top officer of the Marine Corps wanted to expand the service’s cyber community, and he’s looking at ways to make the job more appealing to qualified Marines. Speaking at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium Thursday, Gen. Robert Neller said he is entertaining several … Read more
Enjoy the latest video from HQMC It’s what we do. It’s who we are. It’s what makes us Marines. Link to this post!
A friendly drum line competition between the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band. Link to this post!
Cpl. Kyle Carpenter relives his journey to the Medal of Honor through letters to his mother. From recruit training to a phone call from the president, Carpenter talks about his recovery after being wounded in Afghanistan and the strength he’s drawn from his family. Link to this post!
Battles at Sea and on Lakes The Marines’ participation in the War of 1812 was both on land and aboard vessels sailing the high seas and lakes. In four major sea battles, Marines helped win three, and earned a reputation for deadly marksmanship. In September 1813, Marines and woodsmen fought with Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s … Read more
Last summer, a friend gave me a copy of “My Men Are My Heroes”, the book which tells the story of Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal, the senior NCO in 3/1’s Weapons Company in Iraq during the November 2004 Battle for Fallujah. As I had several other books I was either reading or planned to … Read more
A great reflection from Fred Reed… Link to this post!
One of The Few… Semper Fi! Link to this post!
On 2/13/14 Sgt Hutchins’ arraignment for unpremeditated murder charges of an “Unknown Iraqi Male” in Hamnadiya, Iraq in April 2006 took place at Camp Pendleton. This is the third time around. Although his case has already been overturned twice (the second time by the highest court in the military justice system, The Court of Appeals … Read more