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Tag Archive: Marines


“Mr. President You Need To Get Serious About What’s Going On In The Middle East”

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 14, 2015

” Judge Jeanine from 2-14-2015 On Fox News talks about the events happening in Iraq with ISIS/ISIL closing in on a base where 300 American Marines are at.

  Judge Jeanine calls for President Obama to roll up his sleeves and start getting things done and quit down playing what is happening in the middle east with the terror groups “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Obama And The ‘Latte Salute’ Heard Around The World

 

 

 

” It doesn’t take much for President Barack Obama to run afoul of his detractors these days, so when he stepped off Marine One and tried to salute two U.S. Marines with a COFFEE CUP IN HIS HAND!!!!, well, the fuse was lit.

  After all, the salute is “the most important of all military courtesies”, according to a Marine Corps manual cited on The Daily Caller web site. By the outrage across Instagram and Twitter, you’d think Obama had just given them the one-finger salute instead.”

 

 

Latte Salute WH Insta

 

 

” On the White House Instagram account, shouts of “disgusting!”, “shocking” and “disrespectful” rung out. One commenter wanted to send Obama off to a Hague Tribunal for it. You know, where they put Slobodan Milosevic on trial.

On Twitter, the “latte salute” backlash was in full force.”

 

 

   The amazing thing about the “Latte Salute” video is the fact that it comes from the White House itself . These progressives are so out of touch with the average American that they actually believed that this was a video that portrayed their “leader” in a positive light .

 

 

 Read more at Market Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Ways Muslims Have Contributed to ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

 

 

 

 

” Last Sunday, in his message congratulating Muslims on Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Barack Obama wrote: “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” That’s right: he said “many achievements and contributions.” I could only think of five. Maybe you will be able to think of some more.”

 

 

 

 

 

” 5. Getting us here in the first place`

  This one predates the United States as a nation, but without it, the United States would not exist. Every schoolchild knows, or used to know, that in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America while searching for a new, westward sea route to Asia. But why was he searching for a new route to Asia? Because the fall of Constantinople to the Muslims in 1453 closed the trade routes to the East. This was devastating for European tradesmen, who had until then traveled to Asia for spices and other goods by land. Columbus’s voyage was trying to ease the plight of these merchants by bypassing the Muslims altogether and making it possible for Europeans to reach India by sea.

  So the bellicosity and intransigence of Islam ultimately opened the Americas for Europe – and made the United States possible.”

 

 

    Read the rest of Robert Spencer’s piece at PJ Media and see if you agree with his assessment of Muslim contributions to the American fabric … We find it hard to argue against him .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran Long Celebrated By Marines To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter doesn’t remember much about the day he and a fellow Marine were caught in the blast of a hand grenade in southern Afghanistan while manning a rooftop security post. There was almost no time to react before the explosion tore into him in a searing, angry ball of white light.

  Carpenter recalls that he “got right with God” as he was enveloped by the sensation of warm water pouring all over him. It was his own blood.

“ My last few seconds before I lost consciousness,” he said, “I had accepted the fact that . . . I was not going to survive and make it off that rooftop.”

  Remarkably, Carpenter did survive, despite horrific wounds. Just as remarkable is how he sustained them — by throwing himself on the grenade in an attempt to save his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, from harm.

  On Monday, the White House announced that it would award Carpenter, 24, with the Medal of Honor for his actions, making him the second living Marine to receive the nation’s highest award for valor in combat since the Vietnam War. Fourteen other U.S. service members have received the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.”

 

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Thank You Veterans , God Bless You

 

 

Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010

” This is a video I did to honor and thank all United States military personnel, past and present, for the selfless sacrifices they make to keep our nation free. It was used for our church’s annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 14, 2010.

I’m paying special honor to my grandfather, RICHARD A. PESTKE, who was a photographer in the US Navy during WWII. His picture is at the 2:20 mark of the video.

PLEASE, NO PROFANITY IN COMMENTS! I want this video to be something families and children can view without offense. If you use profanity your comments will be removed. If it continues I may shut off the ability to leave comments. I don’t want to do that, so PLEASE don’t use profanity. It’s not necessary. Thank you!

One last thing. I’m sorry for the random “flickering” on the video. You can thank Microsoft for making such a poor software program called “Windows Movie Maker.” I won’t be using it again for any more major projects. Now I know why most graphics experts like using Macs.

All images were taken from Google images and the sound effects from YouTube or sounddogs.com. A special “thank you” to Mr. Dustin Evans for the use of his song “If I Die Before You Wake.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWII Footage

 

 

 

” Rare Pacific war combat clips. Took quite a few days to gather and compile. Done my best to order it in a rough chronological order. 

interesting clips … 

1.25 – Direct mortar strike or landmine detonation on foot patrol.
2.36 – Dead soldier with massive forehead wound.
2.46 – Distraught Marine.
4.36 – Caught in barbed wire and machine gunned.
7.06 – Intense tracer action during a beach landing.
7.17 – Direct hit on landing craft.
8.04 – Flame thrower with what appears to be legs kicking up in the air?
8.15 – Bombing Peleliu’s infamous volcanic hills.
8.37 – Two Japanese soldiers narrowly escape strafing run.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is what the Marine should be holding ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coast Guard Suspends Tuition Assistance

 

 

” The Coast Guard has joined the Army and the Marine Corps in suspending new enrollments for the popular tuition assistance programs to meet the cost-cutting demands of the sequestration process, Coast Guard officials said Monday.

The order to suspend new enrollments was circulated internally over the weekend in the Coast Guard and has yet to be announced formally, but the Coast Guard has now ceased accepting applications for tuition assistance, said Lt. Paul Rhynard, a Coast Guard spokesman.

The Coast Guard, part of the Homeland Security Department, has 42,000 active duty personnel and 8,200 reservists, but Coast Guard officials could not immediately provide information on how many personnel currently take advantage of the continuing education assistance or the annual costs.

Read more about the services’ cancellation of tuition assistance programs.

 

 

 

   This administration has declared war on the military . Between cutting tuition assistance , fighting to prevent service people overseas from casting their ballots and firing top brass left and right can there be any doubt that these thugs from Chicago don’t give a rat’s ass about America , Americans or anything else besides their own well-being

 

 

Steady…now, Choose your Weapon (32 HQ Photos)

 

 

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One more sample to pique your interest 

 

 

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Ted Nugent : 

 

 ” I have achieved the ultimate gun nut American dream by being trained by the greatest snipers the world has ever known,  being one of the lucky few to get so much trigger time with the heroes of the US Military and law enforcement. I have spent my life studying guns, admiring guns, shooting guns, fondling guns, cleaning guns, buying guns, wearing out guns, going to gun shows, writing about guns, promoting gun ownership, giving guns as gifts, and teaching others about guns.  I’m the gun guy, a loud guitar Dirty Harry with a ponytail. “

 

 

 

” What I’m rarely asked is what I believe to be the most important gun. Without question, the Red Ryder BB gun is the most important gun in the history of American weaponry.  I suspect more American shooters have begun their shooting lifestyle with a Red Ryder than any other gun.  Tens of millions of Red Ryders have probably been sold, making it the most popular gun in American history. “

 

… For DHS, Marines, Special Forces, Police and More This Halloween (VIDEO)

” This Halloween, today and tomorrow, nearly 1,000 U.S. Marines and Navy special forces will be joining other soldiers, police officers and firefighters off the coast of San Francisco to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. That’s the official name of this year’s Halo Corp-hosted counterterrorism summit, and reflects the gory nature of the training exercise.

“This is a very real exercise; this is not some type of big costume party,” said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, to the Associate Press. Halo will be holding the Oct. 31 training demonstration at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island near San Diego. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with.”

Halo is following in the footsteps of the CDC and many local agencies involved in preparation and awareness. The undead are a perfect existential threat because there are no rules when it comes to an outbreak. Because it’s all made up.  ”

Read The Rest at Guns.com

Who To Believe ?

“Pentagon Denies Reports That Marines At U.S. Embassy In Egypt Had No Ammunition”

Paul Mirengoff Asks …

“SO, WHAT WAS THE BODY COUNT FOR THE OTHER SIDE?”

  “Given these facts, our embassies in Egypt and Libya should have been prepared for the attacks of September 11, and prepared for a fire-fight of the kind that Pryce-Jones says (surely correctly) would have occurred in the event of an attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

So what happened? From all I can tell there was little (if any) preparation, and no real fire fight — just warning shots into the air by those protecting the embassy.

Why? What orders had those guarding the embassies been given by our government?”

Silver Star Recipients

398  Total Awards

These are only the recipients we have thus fire identified and confirmed. USMC totals are believed 100% complete. We believe Navy and USAF totals to be about 90% complete, but estimate that the Army may have as many as 100 recipients not yet identified in our database.

  Army Navy* Marines Air Force TOTAL
Iraq 178 10 73 10 270
Afghanistan 88 1 4 18 111

Total

265 28* 77 28 398
*Published news reports indicate that as of March 2008, TWENTY-THREE U.S. Navy SEALs have been awarded the Silver Star in GWOT. We have thus far identified only FOUR of them. 

Remember

MEMORIAL DAY

The military don’t start wars.  Politicians start wars.  ~William Westmoreland

Remember

Nathan Hale, Spy and State Hero

Nathan Hale, a martyr soldier of the American Revolution, was born in Coventry, Conn., June 6, 1755. When but little more than twenty-one years old he was hanged, by order of General William Howe, as a spy, in the city of New York, on September 22, 1776.”

Napoleon :

“Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.”

Remember

“Historians know little about Crispus Attucks, and they have constructed accounts of his life more from speculation than facts. Most documents described his ancestry as African and American Indian. His father, Prince Yonger, is thought to have been a slave brought to America from Africa and that his mother, Nancy Attucks, was a Natick Indian. The family, which may have included an older sister named Phebe, lived in Framingham, Massachusetts.”

Otto Von Bismarck :

“Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.”

Remember

“Not all of the women soldiers of the Civil War were discharged so quickly. Some women served for years, like Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye, and others served the entire war, like Albert D. J. Cashier. These two women are the best known and most fully documented of all the women combatants.”

General Ulysses S Grant :

 “Wherever the enemy goes, let our troops go also.”

Remember

The Battle of Chickamauga    35,000 Casualties 

September 18-20, 1863

“After the Tullahoma Campaign, Rosecrans renewed his offensive, aiming to force the Confederates out of Chattanooga. The three army corps comprising Rosecrans’ s army split and set out for Chattanooga by separate routes. In early September, Rosecrans consolidated his forces scattered in Tennessee and Georgia and forced Bragg’s army out of Chattanooga, heading south.”

Albert Pike :

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal”

Remember

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Giuseppe Garibaldi :

“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.”

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The Spanish-American War

John “Black Jack” Pershing :

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!”

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The Argonne World War I

General George S Patton :

 “Always do everything you ask of those you command.”

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D Day , Omaha Beach

General Robert E Lee

  “What a cruel thing is war:  to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.”

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The Forgotten War , Korea

Plato :

  “Only the dead have seen the end of war. “

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Viet Nam

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick :

 “We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.”  

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Operation : Urgent Fury

Jonathan Swift :

  “War! that mad game the world so loves to play. ” 

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Operation Just Cause : Panama

 General William Westmoreland :

             ” War is fear cloaked in courage.”

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Beirut October 23 , 1983

Dwight D. Eisenhower :

   “We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.”

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The Gulf War : Operation Desert Storm

 Herbert V. Prochnow :

  “A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.  They have the best implements of war.”

Remember

Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart
Citation Reads: Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army. Place and date: 3 October 1993, Mogadishu, Somalia. Entered service at: —– Born: Newville, Pennsylvania. Citation: Sergeant First Class Shughart, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993, while serving as a Sniper Team Member, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Sergeant First Class Shughart provided precision sniper fires from the lead helicopter during an assault on a building and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fires. While providing critical suppressive fires at the second crash site, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader learned that ground forces were not immediately available to secure the site. Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader unhesitatingly volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site. After their third request to be inserted, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader received permission to perform this volunteer mission. When debris and enemy ground fires at the site caused them to abort the first attempt, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader were inserted one hundred meters south of the crash site. Equipped with only his sniper rifle and a pistol, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members. Sergeant First Class Shughart pulled the pilot and the other crew members from the aircraft, establishing a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position. Sergeant First Class Shughart used his long range rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers while traveling the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. Sergeant First Class Shughart continued his protective fire until he depleted his ammunition and was fatally wounded. His actions saved the pilot’s life. Sergeant First Class Shughart’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit and the United States Army.
Master Sergeant Gary I. Gordon
Citation Reads: Rank and organization: Master Sergeant, U.S. Army. Place and date: 3 October 1993, Mogadishu, Somalia. Entered service at: —– Born: Lincoln, Maine. Citation: Master Sergeant Gordon, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993, while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia. Master Sergeant Gordon’s sniper team provided precision fires from the lead helicopter during an assault and at two helicopter crash sites, while subjected to intense automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenade fires. When Master Sergeant Gordon learned that ground forces were not immediately available to secure the second crash site, he and another sniper unhesitatingly volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site. After his third request to be inserted, Master Sergeant Gordon received permission to perform his volunteer mission. When debris and enemy ground fires at the site caused them to abort the first attempt, Master Sergeant Gordon was inserted one hundred meters south of the crash site. Equipped with only his sniper rifle and a pistol, Master Sergeant Gordon and his fellow sniper, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their way through a dense maze of shanties and shacks to reach the critically injured crew members. Master Sergeant Gordon immediately pulled the pilot and the other crew members from the aircraft, establishing a perimeter which placed him and his fellow sniper in the most vulnerable position. Master Sergeant Gordon used his long range rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers until he depleted his ammunition. Master Sergeant Gordon then went back to the wreckage, recovering some of the crew’s weapons and ammunition. Despite the fact that he was critically low on ammunition, he provided some of it to the dazed pilot and then radioed for help. Master Sergeant Gordon continued to travel the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. After his team member was fatally wounded and his own rifle ammunition exhausted, Master Sergeant Gordon returned to the wreckage, recovering a rifle with the last five rounds of ammunition and gave it to the pilot with the words, “good luck.” Then, armed only with his pistol, Master Sergeant Gordon continued to fight until he was fatally wounded. His actions saved the pilot’s life. Master Sergeant Gordon’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and reflect great credit upon, his unit and the United States Army.

Mogadishu , Somalia October 1993

Thomas Jefferson :

  “I recoil with horror at the ferociousness of man.  Will nations never devise a more rational umpire of differences than force?  Are there no means of coercing injustice more gratifying to our nature than a waste of the blood of thousands and of the labor of millions of our fellow creatures?”

Remember

Bosnian Genocide

Dick Motta :

  “War is the only game in which it doesn’t pay to have the home-court advantage.” 

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Afganistan

José Narosky :

  “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

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Invasion of Iraq

Henry Fosdick :

  “The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.”  

Remember

All of the terrorist attacks over the past 30 odd years

Remember All Who Were Lost 

  They Were Lost For Us 

    PS: For those of you who have an interest in a conflict I left out please check out this timeline of US Wars created by the Smithsonian Institute . God Bless and please REMEMBER .

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