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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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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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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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JJ DID TIE BUCKLE

There are ways to be a leader in all walks of life. I like these set of traits. They are a guideline, and they do work – just ask any Marine.   Monday, December 19, 2005 The following are the Marine Corps Leadership Traits. I want to be an effective leader, the thing is though, I thought these traits would be able to fully be integrated into my...

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