“The Donald” seems (to me) to be very much like one (or all) of these Continue reading “General Quotes”
Sgt. Hugh Charles Krampe
19 APR 1925 – 5 SEP 2016 Continue reading “TAPS For Sgt Hugh Charles Krampe”
Throughout the history of the Marine Corps there have been many examples of Marines who have excelled on both the battlefield and the playing field. We have listed just a few that have stood out as Marines and represented the United States in the Olympic Games. Continue reading “Marine Corps Olympians”
Good Morning America
The Marine Corps has determined that a Marine in the iconic World War II photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi was misidentified. Continue reading “Iwo Flag Raiser Misidentified”
Jack Web documentary made in 1961–A Force in Readiness– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSRqFwuggKY
This may not be as interesting as most news letters, but I thought that I would share my fascination of the biography of Gen. Krulak and his adventures in our Corps. It was written by Robert Coram, copyright 2010. It is the story of his life and the foresighted developments of the amphibious and helicopter methods of landing troops that Continue reading “The Brute”
Anybody remember E.H. Walker & the Hq. Regimental school he ran at Pendleton between ’64 & ’66? What a riot that man was. We all respected him. I liked him.
Cpl R.E. allen
While stationed with JAG at Quantico, Va. during the mid 80s, I had the pleasure of having Command Duty Officer for H&SBn. This was a 48 hour tour and to keep busy, and awake, I would conduct a routine walk through of the three buildings occupied by the battalion personnel. While making my tours I would ensure proper security, stop and speak with some of the Marines as to any problems or questions they might have. I actually enjoyed this part of my tour as I got to know some of the new Marines and where they worked. During one tour early in the morning I happened to see a few Marines talking in the common area but I did not want to disturb them so I acknowledged their presence and continued my tour. I did take notice of one Marine whom I did not recognize but I thought him distinguished and tall.
Attached are pictures of a Memorial for Cpl. Chuck Lindberg at the American Legion Post in Richfield Minnesota.
Most of us know that Chuck was part of a combat patrol that climbed Mount Surbachi and raised the first of two U.S. flags on the summit during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. He was the last surviving member of both of the Mount Suribachi flag raising events on Feb. 23rd, 1945. It took forever for people to believe he was on the team that raised the first flag. Now the World knows the rest of the story.
Was working in the little town of Saluda, Va yesterday. General Puller’s home is for sale for $395,000… are any groups looking to purchase his home for a museum?