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William Whipple, Constitution Day, and “All Men are Created Equal”

This post is a bit delayed (Constitution Day was September 17), but following is an essay written for Constitution Day on the theme, “My Favorite Founding Father.” It won a USMC unit award. There are many candidates one can choose … Continue reading

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Criminal ring includes 14 “Marines”

From CNN: “Seven active Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a sweeping Southern California raid aimed at shutting down a network that allegedly dealt in stolen cars, drugs, weapons and other military … Continue reading

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Sergeant Chesty

No matter that this recruit is named for the Marines’ greatest hero, USMC Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller–Sergeant Chesty XIII has no problem showing him who is boss. “Sergeant Chesty” is the official Marine Corps mascot. Gen. Chesty Puller earned … Continue reading

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Women in Combat! It’s 1779 all over again.

From the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, Inc: “Did you know… “that for service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of … Continue reading

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Judge Removed in Ft. Hood Shooting Case

Major Hasan, an American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others at the Fort Hood base in Killeen, Tex., in November 2009. This year, he told his lawyers that he began growing a … Continue reading

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A Marine’s Duty

If this doesn’t move you, you should ask yourself what is wrong with you.

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Maiden Voyage of the USS Jason Dunham

The USS Jason Dunham is named for the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) since the Vietnam war. “Corporal Jason L. Dunham was born on 10 November 1981 in Scio, New York. The date may seem insignificant to those who don’t know its history. The ones who do know its significance celebrate this day – faithfully – each year. November 10th is the United States Marine Corps birthday… a birthday that Jason Dunham shares. ” From the Jason Dunham Memorial Page,

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