Both VP candidates – Pence and Kaine – have a son who is a Marine. First Lieutenant Nathaniel Kaine, an infantry officer with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, and 2nd Lieutenant Michael Pence, who is currently in flight school at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
Marine Fire Base In Iraq
Marines taking the fight to ISIS in Iraq.
Marines Song On Guadalcanal
From the book “The Conquering Tide”… might use it if you changed some of the wording. Ha!
Monday’s tend to be the most disliked day of the week among most adults. It signifies that the weekend has ended and work week is about to begin. That is why Sgt Grit has decided to give you a MOTO-vational reason to look forward to Monday’s with our FREE GIVEAWAY “Marine Monday’s”. We will giveaway T-shirts, Coins, KA-BARs, Knives, Hats & Caps, Auto Accessories, and MORE!
Decals Got Me Out Of A Ticket
The only decal not USMC is the one above Viet Vet. It is a NRA sticker. Get lots of nice comments, and got out of a ticket.
Struck A Cord Deep Down
The attached was sent to me on Facebook. I re-did it so it would look nice and I have it hanging in a frame. Don’t know who sent it, I’m sure something can be done with it. When I read it, it kinda struck a cord deep down.
Beirut Circa 1982-1983
Attached are three more photos circa 1982-83. The top photo is one of (left to right) Narvel Don Hesson, me, and Tim Wheeler getting ready to link up to one of the “Rock” squads for an evening patrol. “Rocks or Rock-heads” is the slang term that we slapped on the 0311s and was used by the 0331s, 0341s and 0351s.
Every time I, or we, go on vacation, I, or we, bring back wine corks for our daughter. She builds things with them… trivets, log cabins, boxes, etc…
This is her latest. 470 corks.
TAPS For Sgt George Peto Jr
Last evening Dad passed away peacefully at home after attending 4th of july fireworks and a party with his friends. A funeral is being planned for early next week.
See his biography at:
Sgt George Peto Jr., 3/1/1, Pacific Theater, WWII
Vintage 1970’s USMC Commercial
A vintage commercial encouraging young men to join the Marine Corps Reserves in the 1970’s is making the rounds, and it’s awesome.
I’ve been out for a little over a year, and every few months, I get a call from a prior-service recruiter trying to lure me into the Marine Corps reserves. Their offers of getting paid for only working one weekend a month just weren’t enough to woo me back into a military regulation haircut.