THE MARINE’S MARINE: LESSER-KNOWN STORIES, ETC… “Best Remembered Words… Of General “Chesty” Puller USMC According To GyG!”
Best Remembered Words…
According To GyG!
Marines websites abound on the Internet and most of these, in some way, are sure to include quotes, photos, and stories regarding this famous Marine’s Marine. To be sure, he is likely the most often quoted Marine there ever was, and will be. And, that is also the purpose of this webpage here on Gunny G’s today.
GUNNY G: SHOULD MILITARY BE ARMED ABOARD US MILITARY BASES TODAY ? SILLY QUESTION: ANSWER BELOW !!!See US MARINES…COCKED AND LOCKED…
GUNNY G: SHOULD MILITARY BE ARMED ABOARD US MILITARY BASES TODAY ? See US MARINES…COCKED AND LOCKED…
ANSWER: SILLY QUESTION, SEE BELOW…
A Civilian-Military face Off?
On July 26, 2007, another 13 American soldiers were killed in Iraq; while Congress is on their month long vacation, our soldiers will continue dying in this unconstitutional invasion built on a mountain of lies. Kids sent into war unprepared for what it really means. The tragic results are everywhere and this is just one example: Marine: Unit Was Ordered to ‘Crank Up Violence Level’ in Iraq.
The Damn Few
A Few Good Men
“You can’t handle the truth. Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because, deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand at post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.”
The combat patrol of 40-men of Easy Company 2/28, 5th Marine Division, led by 1/Lt Harold G. Schrier USMC. See Gunny G’s sites & forums for the story of Sgt Ray Jacobs, USMC (Ret.), who for 57 years went unrecognized as the radioman in Sgt Lou Lowery‘s series of photos of the actual flagraising on Iwo Jima (not the “replacement” flag photo shot by Joe Rosenthal later that same day to become almost instantly famous).
WHO RAISED THAT FLAG ON IWO JIMA?
(The following is from the book, Iwo Jima…, by Marling/Wetenhall)
The answer may surprise even long-time Marines who think they know their Marine Corps history…)
“…on February 24 when Schrier was notified, “Request you designate one member group of flag raisers report aboard Eldorado (AGC 11) early morning 25 February.Purpose news broadcast.
Schrier sent his second in command of the original patrol–PltSgt Ernest Ivy “Boots” Thomas.
The American Flag Daily ^ | February 19, 2014 | FlagBearer
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:41:44 AM by Master Zinja
On this day in 1945, the five-week-long battle of Iwo Jima began with the invasion of the island by the United States Marine Corps. This would be one of the bloodier battles in the Pacific theater, with more than 6,800 Americans dying and over 19,000 wounded. In their honor, we raise the Corps flag on the anniversary of the first day of battle.
FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina ~ 18 FEB 2014
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 8:59:40 PM by Kathy in Alaska
Marine Corps Times first casualty in headquarters’ war to ‘professionalize’ | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com
Marines leaf through a copy of Marine Corps Times during some downtime at a patrol base in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The newspaper, which throughout the last year has investigated allegations of wrongdoing involving the service’s top general, has been targeted by Marine Corps headquarters as part of a new initiative to ‘professionalize’ areas where the publication is sold.
Marines leaf through a copy of Marine Corps Times during some downtime at a patrol base in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
The newspaper, which throughout the last year has investigated allegations of wrongdoing involving the service’s top general, has been targeted by Marine Corps headquarters as part of a new initiative to ‘professionalize’ areas where the publication is sold. (Brennan Linsley / The Associated Press)
Gunny G: WTF: Re ABLE, BAKER, CHARLIE…The Military Phonetic Alphabet | (Excerpt) ~ Leatherneck – Magazine of the Marines
War II WW II/
AFFIRM ABLE ALPHA
BAKER BAKER BRAVO
CAST CHARLIE CHARLIE
TO THE MARINE CORPS: LET SGT. HUTCHINS GO
WND ^ | 1/31/2014 | Diana West
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 10:23:19 AM by Saoirise
I can’t believe I’m writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial – again.
Twice, Hutchins’ conviction by a military court martial for unpremeditated murder in Iraq has been overturned due to factors precluding a fair trial. That means that twice, following Hutchins’ initial conviction in 2007, he has been released from the brig a free man.
After his conviction was overturned the first time, there were eight months of freedom in 2010. Then, on the day his wife Reyna found out she was pregnant with their second child, Hutchins, a third-generation Marine, returned to prison. Last summer, the military’s highest appeals court overturned his conviction a second time. For the past six months, Hutchins has been living with Reyna and their two children, Kylie, 8, and Aidan, 2, while teaching marksmanship at Camp Pendleton. A new baby is on the way. Now, he – and they – must prepare for a new trial, his third. Why?
BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G: HERE’S ONE I POSTED A WHILE BACK @ A PLACE CALLED ROCHESTER…October 21, 2003
“MY APARTMENT” …by Dick Gaines
October 21, 2003
The large Marine Corps emblem that adorned the bukhead outside had stopped me cold as I rounded a curve and came upon the old building and bar named \”My Apartment.\”
Another sign outside announced \”Marine Corps Birthday Ball Every Year November 10th!\”–or words to that effect.
Inside, the young man at the bar advised me that the bar had long been/and still was owned by an older former Marine–his name escapes me at the moment.
The Marine had suffered a stroke a year or two prior to my visit, and except for Nov. 10th and New Years, seldom ever came into the bar anymore.
The bulkheads were lined back-to-back with numerous old full-size Marine Corps recruiting posters and other memorabilia from days long gone by.
There wasn\’t a bare spot anywhere in the place where something else \’Marine Corps\’ could have been hung–and the bartender remarked, \”you should see all the stuff in the basement!\” I spent considerable time examining the posters and photographs there.
Semper Fail… “Marine spokeswoman Capt. Maureen Krebs noted that while officials felt there was no medical risk involved with making the new standard a requirement, the risk of losing recruits, and hurting efforts to retain women already serving the Marines was “unacceptably high.” Thus it would appear that quotas are more important than competence.”
By Arnold Ahlert Friday, January 10, 2014
Reality and social engineering recently collided, and reality lost. Beginning in 2014, female U.S. Marines were supposed to
meet a minimum standard of three pull-ups for their annual physical fitness test. Unfortunately, when that standard was tested at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina last year, only 45 percent of the women could meet it.
So Many Intolerable Lies – Even the U.S. Marines have been corrupted
Posted on Monday, January 06, 2014 7:38:25 AM by Cincinatus\’ Wife
Two events last week — one an announcement by the Marine Corps, the other speeches at the inauguration
of New York City\’s new mayor — illustrated vividly how President Obama and his media cohort have so narrowed the boundaries of political speech that we no longer believe we can challenge outright lies..
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Gunny G: 11 Attempts To Disband The Marines Or Merge With The Army… | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !
THROUGH THE YEARS…
“Beginning with the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the Marines had survived eleven serious proposals to disband the Corps or merge it with the Army.5″
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“…Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, who was inspecting Green Beach on Iwo Jima that morning in 1945, saw the Stars and Stripes go up atop Mount Suribachi and heard the beleaguered troops below come alive with whistles and cheers and shouts of joy.
Gunny G: Col Bud Day USAF Ret, WWII Marine, POW, BailOut w/o Parachute, Major Reason Medical Benefits Were Restored Mil Retirees During Clinton Era…
…..I liked the old enlisted rank structure prior to 1959–we got along fine back then w/o super-sergeants (pay grades E-8/E-9), and I considered then, and now, the new E-1/E-9 thing to be a humbug–it wasn\’t Marine Corps–it was a DOD thing the Corps had no choice in it.
I don\’t OohRah! See my OohRah Origin/History site for more on that.
The Corps Report Ep. 27 — Typhoon Aid and the Corps Adopts a new Universal Cover
USMC \’Corps Report\’ ^ | 11/15/13 | USMC
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:51:55 PM by Joe Brower
The Corps Report Ep. 27 — Typhoon Aid and the Corps Adopts a new Universal Cover
USMC Corps Report
Happy Birthday Marines and Others!!!!!
THE MARINES! SINCE 1775… OR 1798?
THE TRUE BIRTHDAY OF THE CORPS!
July 11, 1798?
November 10, 1775
“… When the peace treaty with Britain finally was signed in 1783, only the Continental frigate Alliance was still in commission. A small Marine guard commanded by Lieutenant Thomas Elwood stayed with the frigate until Congress decided to sell the vessel in September. With the sale of the Alliance, the Continental Navy and Marines went out of existence.”
From, The United States Marines A History, by BGen Ed Simmons…
“…As for the Marines, only the slenderest thread of continuity can be claimed by virtue of “marines” serving in the Revenue Cutter Service…There were to be Marine “quotas”…not “detachments” for there was no corps from which they could be detached…
…on 11 July 1798, the true birthday of the Corps,
President John Adams approved…establishing and organizing a Marine Corps.”
Customs and Traditions
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
“The U.S. Marine Corps begins preparations for its “birthday party” every summer. Activities become more feverish as the fall hues arrive. By early November, every Marine is either rehearsing his role in the “party” or pressing, polishing, and spit-shining in order to appear at his or her best for the Birthday Ball. This has not always been the case, however. In fact, Marines have not always celebrated their founding on November the 10th.
Formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps began on 10 November 1921. That particular date was chosen because on that day the Second Continental Congress resolved in 1775 to raise two battalions of Continental Marines.
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It’s as if the Pentagon wants the Marines to dress for surrender. The controversy isn’t over a weapon or a fighting tactic. It is over the design of the hat. Apparently they want to have a unisex hat for the Marines. Why would they need to redesign the hat if both men and women wear the same design? The new design looks like they are either French police officers or in the French Foreign Legion.
I have been submitting ideas to the military since 1970 when I submitted a satellite defense system to Nixon which used charged particle beam weapons. I resubmitted the idea in 1981 to President Reagan as a part of my Presidential platform for 1992. On my cable TV program during the late 1980′s I did a series on the military in the future. In the part about the Marines I drew a weapon I call a multi-mode because it could use an electromagnetic discharge system to throw magnetized projectiles toward targets at over 10 miles per second.
Stand Down Marines & Supporters-No Change to Male Cover-Vanity
Marine Corps Facebook Page ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marines
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 10:03:41 AM by huldah1776
Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats
The New York Post ^ | 24 Oct 2013 | Jeane MacIntoshPosted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:48:47 AM by mandaladon
A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street.Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps,
We are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.
“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post.
“The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”The thin new hats have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.
They have been dubbed the “Dan Daly” hat, after a sergeant from Long Island who won the Medal of Honor in World War I.But some Marines love the old hat, which has been in use since 1922 and think the new hat is a glorified “porter’s cap.”
New File: Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama
Nachumlist ^ | 10/23/2013 | Nachum
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:58:54 PM by Nachum
Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama
CURRENT COUNT: 42 Generals/Admirals & High-Ranking Military Officials Removed By Obama
USMC moves to ‘crush’ defense lawyer in Micturating Marines case
weaponsman.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | Weaponsman
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 7:09:41 AM by marktwain
Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.
Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.
…..Reserve and Regular Corps are military terms used to describe a “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded,” says Obama in his famous Civilian Army Speech.
An article from the Marine Corps Times this week states: “The Marine Corps faces a difficult period of transition that will include shedding thousands of personnel per year, sharpening its role as a crisis-response force. . .”
Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 6:45:37 PM by ilovesarah2012
The commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday took the extraordinary step of firing two generals for not adequately protecting a giant base in southern Afghanistan that Taliban fighters stormed last year, resulting in the deaths of two Marines and the destruction of a half a dozen U.S. fighter jets.
Marine Corps whistleblower relieved following allegations of email harassment | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com
The Marine Corps has removed from his job a staff judge advocate who publicly accused Commandant Gen. Jim Amos of unlawful command influence in the high-profile cases against eight Marines prosecuted in connection with a war-zone video of scout snipers urinating on enemy corpses.
Maj. James Weirick was also placed under a Marine Corps Protective Order and asked to turn in his personal weapons and submit to a voluntary psychiatric evaluation.
Reached via telephone Thursday afternoon, Weirick referred all comment to his lawyer.
“All of the military services have been challenged to find the right balance between preserving what is unique and valuable in their traditions, while at the same time making the changes necessary to win the wars we are in and prepare for the likely future threats in the years and decades to come,” he said.
“Looking ahead, I do think it is proper to ask whether large-scale amphibious landings along the lines of Inchon [the Marine’s invasion of the Korea peninsula in 1950] are feasible.”The review, which was completed in 2011, recommended the Marines shrink the size of their force dramatically and make other cuts that would lessen their strength.
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Marines Had Weapons, But No Ammo During Navy Yard Shooting (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | September 18, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:32:52 PM by Hojczyk
“If everybody had arms then there wouldn’t be these problems…my son was at … Navy Yard yesterday (9/16/13) and they had weapons with them, but they didn’t have ammunition. And they said, ‘We were trained and if we had had the ammunition we could have cleared that building. Only three people had been shot at that time and they could have stopped the rest of it.’”
Bob Lonsberry: I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT… “… He told all about hiding in his office. In one interview he said he was going to recommend that the sailor who barricaded the door be given a medal…Somehow, I don’t think that’s what John Paul Jones meant when he said, “I have not yet begun to fight.””
I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT
boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/13 | Bob Lonsberry
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:57:15 AM by shortstop
In the military, after an engagement with the enemy, it used to be customary to compile an “after-action report.”
It was an assessment of how things went. What the enemy did, what we did, what were the outcomes, and what could we have done better.
In order to more fully understand, and discuss, either The D.I. or Full Metal Jacket FMJ, I think, that information regarding that well known event in 1956 that preceded the making of the movie, The D.I. is in order.
Thus, I have provided information regarding The Ribbon Creek Incident above to include my message board posts from Marines of Platoon #71, and others with information relating to that event.Marines have always argued among themselves as to how much tougher and better, etc. things were in “The Old Corps”!
Nobody has recorded when this first began–best bet is 1775. When will it end? I would say, not as long as there is yet one Marine still standing!And such it was and has been since one night in 1956 when something now referred to as The Ribbon Creek Incident occurred. Because of that, new arguments as to whether “boot camp” is as tough as it once was, or tougher, have gone on and on without ceasing.
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/27/13 | Paul Purpura
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7:29:13 AM by BBell
The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn’t had the same effect.
The U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed Tuesday that Marines and sailors assigned to the Marine Corps Special Operations Command have been undergoing urban warfare training in the area since Aug. 19. The exercises, which were not publicly announced beforehand, are scheduled to end Friday.
Gunny G: Re “Devil Dog/Teufelshunde/Teufelhunden, etc.” | DICK.GAINES: AMERICAN! ~ Gunny.G: Online Since ’97…
No one can question the bravery and valor of the U.S. Marines. But is the legend about their “Devil Dogs” nickname based on fact? Every Leatherneck is indocrinated with the tale of how Marines came to be called “Devil Dogs.”
There’s even an old recruiting poster (see photo) that was created by artist Charles B. Falls around 1918. Emblazoned with the words “Teufel Hunden, German Nickname for U.S. Marines – Devil Dog Recruiting Station,” the poster is one of the earliest known references to the legend, said to have come about as the result of fierce fighting in 1918 by the Marines in France’s Belleau Wood (Bois Belleau in French, “woods of beautful water”).
‘Is Everybody Blind?’: City Council Meeting Erupts in Applause After Retired Marine Issues Dire Warning About U.S. ‘Building a Domestic Army’ [Updated] ….. ““We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” That statement from then-Sen. Obama may have been on the mind of one participant at the recent Concord City Council meeting.”| Video | TheBlaze.com
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with significant additional information. See below.
A former member of the United States Marine Corps on Monday night voiced his serious concerns about the U.S. “building a domestic Army” during a local city council meeting in Concord, N.H. In his impassioned testimony, the retired Marine said he believes that the recent push for local police forces to bulk up on military-grade equipment is disturbing and represents a very real threat to Americans.
Un-Documented wants to be a Marine.
http://www.fwd.us ^ | 8/15 | t1
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:53:52 AM by t1b8zs
Have you seen this ad? Un-documented/illegal wants to be a Marine.Been here since 5 why doesn’t he become a citizen and join the Marines?
“We’re building a domestic army” -Marine Corps Colonel speaks out
YouTube ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | FSPKO
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:10:10 AM by Stalwart
Col WEST: ‘In Times of Military Cutbacks, We Should NOT Be Using Osprey Aircraft to Carry a Pooch’-
Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 3:43:21 PM by Reaganite Republican
Commercial flight with a pet carrier 99.7% cheaper…
Although über-patriot Allen West first made clear to Mark Levin (on his radio show Monday 8/11) that he’s loathe to engage in ‘small ball’ with some of the more petty White House scandals, he nonetheless was asked ‘how do you justify’ the latest Obama middle-finger-to-America -namely, the shipping of ‘Bo’ the dog to Martha’s Vineyard via two exotic, VERY expensive-to-operate Marine VTOL aircraft…
ap ^ | 8/7/13 | staff
Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:54:17 PM by Nachum
From the last time that Supreme Generalissimo Obongo talked to Marines…
Marine Runs With Small Boy at 5K Race After the Boy Asks “Sir, Will You Please Run With Me?”
http://lite987.com/soldier-boy-5k/ ^ | July 30, 2013 | Eric Meier
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:32:14 AM by Daffynition
Concerned Enough To Act
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:35:16 AM by john de herrera
What’s more powerful, the right to complain about government, or the right to reform it? Clearly, one right is more powerful, and indeed it’s that one which makes an American citizen who and what they are – a member of a society with the power to alter or abolish what it dislikes about government.
You’ll find very few Americans today who want to abolish the government we have, the one with three branches – legislative, executive, and judicial. What the vast majority want is to keep what we have, but address concerns regarding how it currently operates.
Amid a nationwide public outcry regarding the whole matter of the drownings in particular and Marine Corps training practices in general, LtGen Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller was recalled to active duty to testify at the trial regarding Marine training and tradition.
Mrs. Puller protested to her husband citing previous trouble and controversy in Puller’s career. Puller told her, “…The important thing is the Marine Corps. If we let ‘em, they’ll tear it to pieces. Headquarters won’t speak up. It’s my duty to do it.”
At the trial, Puller was asked questions pertaining to his own military service, the mission of the Marine Corps, the most important element of Marine training, etc. In part, Puller replied that:, “…The definition of military training is success in battle.
In my opinion, it is the only objective of military training…”He quoted Napoleon. “He stated that the most important thing in military training is discipline. Without discipline an army becomes a mob.”Puller was asked what he had learned here PISC as a recruit. He replied, “Well, the main thing–that I have rememberd all my life–is the definition of espirit de corps.
Now my definition–that I was taught, that I’ve always believed in–is that espirit de corps means love for one’s military legion. In my case the United States Marine Corps. I also learned that this loyalty to one’s Corps travels both ways, up and down.”Q: Now, general, I want you to assume that what is the evidence in this case is a fact. That on a Sunday evening a drill instructor took a platoon that was undisciplined and lacked spirit and on whom he’ tried other methods of discipline.
And that for purposes of teaching discipline and instilling morale he took that platoon into a marsh or creek–all the way in front of his troops–would you consider that oppression?A: In my opinion it is not.””Q: So, in your opinion, was this act of this drill instructor in leading his troops, under those conditions and for that purpose, good or bad military practice?
A: Good……I would train my troops as I thought–as I knew they should be trained–regardless of a directive.””Q: …I lead these recruits into water over their heads and I lose six of those men by drowning. Would you say that some action should be taken against me?A: I would say that this night march was and is a deplorable accident.”
“Q: Would you take any action against me if I were the one who did that, if you were my Commanding Officer, sir?…………………..
By David Johns
July 22, 2013
I want to talk about something that’s been bothering me lately. The reader may think that I am trouncing on hallowed ground …. but first hear me out, and then beat me up.
I think the U.S. Government is behind a recent subterfuge that really irritates me. It has been eagerly picked up by an unthinking public and widely spread. It is the “Thank you for your service to our country” platitude. As a 25 year veteran, thrice combat tested, now retired, former USMC killing machine, I take exception to this patriotically veiled insincerity and urge thinking people not to use it. I shall try to explain why.
First, the statement implies ‘servitude’ and ‘sacrifice’ as does the name ‘service man’ itself. It reeks of self-abnegation, altruism, and renunciation of ones own interests in favor of those of society, nationalism and the greater good …. (mmmmmm, now it’s starting to make sense).
It connotes selfLESS sacrifice of one’s own life and values for the sake of others. I have found none of this to be true in my case, or in any of my military accomplices. . I’ll try to illustrate.
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:24:27 AM by kimtom
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:24:27 AM by kimtom
A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan in 2011 says he would do it again.
“These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers,” said Sgt. Chamblin, who was on a mission to stop Taliban insurgents from making roadside bombs.
Marine Veteran Al Dutton: Back To Court July 16th! ~ Kansas veteran faces trial in explosives case, judge sets hearing in evidence dispute… – Daily Journal
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Tuesday set a hearing for July 16 in the case against Alfred Dutton. The Army and Marine veteran from Eureka faces trial later that day for unlawful possession of unregistered destructive devices.
His attorney is seeking to bar evidence about computer documents and photos of fireworks, chemicals and firearms……
Prosecutors claimed that Alfred Dutton, 67, of Eureka, added chemicals to gunpowder to increase the explosive power of grenades he was making. Dutton is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. His attorney said his client was working on …
Doomsday prepper found guilty of unlawful possession of explosive materials
A Greenwood County man who had previously pleaded guilty to explosives charges was found guilty by a federal jury on one count of unlawful possession of explosive materials on Thursday. Alfred C. Dutton, 67, of Eureka, Kan. faces up to 10 years in …
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 11:09:35 PM by artichokegrower
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.
The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 7:06:06 PM by The Looking Spoon
Could you imagine if this were the scene? (yes we can!)