Marine Corps

Oliver North speech at NRA 2009

I once saw a video on youtube that Oliver North gave to the National Rifle Association in 2009. Whatever you think of Lieutenant Colonel North is irrelevant. His words right true. I have decided to transcribe the text from his speech as best I could. His video is also embedded below. Enjoy! And let me know what you think! The average age of the young American serving in uniform today is twenty...

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Marine Corps

M11340 RUC 5/11 HQ Supply If you know what the above means, add me on facebook. hahaha I used to be the ‘DASF Master’ out there. Would love to keep in touch with people still in that unit! I’m out of the Corps by the way.. living in Miami..

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Closure

I just wanted some closure as far as what happened. The Commanding Officer for 5th Battalion 11th Marines during ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom I’ was Lieutenant Colonel Gerald L. Smith, who now is a Colonel as I understand it. Sometime’s you’ll see his name as Jerry, or Gerry, or G. L. Smith (this is reall just for search purposes). Anyways, the reason why I’m writing...

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War Journal

Originally I wrote this for a friend, who now I know wouldn’t have deserved it, and wouldn’t understand it. I don’t think the reader will understand what war really is like. Its good and intense, and also bad and dull at times. Since I’m cleaning out my files, and I want to keep the memory of my journal alive through this blog, I’m posting it here for you to enjoy....

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Killed In Action

I’m cleaning more of my files, and came across this poem. It’s about a Marine killed in action in Vietnam. Empathize. Found in the pocket of a fallen Marine “KILLED IN ACTION” 7 June 1969 Ouang Tri Province Republic of South Vietnam Take a man and put him alone, put him twelve thousand miles from home …. Empty his heart of all but blood, make him live in sweat and...

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Marine Corps Awards

Marine Corps Awards

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Navy Achievement Medal (my most prestigious award) Combat Action Ribbon (OIF I) Presidential Unit Citation (OIF I – 1st MarDiv) Navy Unit Commendation (OIF II – RCT-1) Good Conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal Iraq Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Sea-Service Deployment Ribbon...

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