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Weekly Gardening Thread…Gunny G: Buddha Belly Bambooo!

July 29, 2014 1 comment

Couple days ago I purchased some bamboo…Buddha Belly “Kimmei”…haven’t seen any of this since my second trip home from Nam in ‘71…not surprised @ the increase in price…had found BBB @ an old nursery i

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n San Diego back then…a couple years L8R it was out of hand in both vista and fallbrook where I had planted it…dunno what ever became of it…great plant, bamboo…amazing!

 

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Gunny G: “Old Corps” Tijuana Jail Story, Etc…. Telling It To The Marines…

July 10, 2014 1 comment
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Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness

July 7, 2014 1 comment

Marine-Artist “Sabo” Attacks Political Correctness

Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Katie KiefferPosted on 7/7/2014, 9:29:36 AM by KaslinFormer Marine and anonymous street artist “Sabo” uses paint and provocative posters to compel Americans to think outside the box of political correctness.Sabo is not a “kid-friendly” artist.

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Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

June 27, 2014 1 comment

Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

CBS News Las Vegas ^ | 6/27/14Posted on 6/27/2014, 11:05:10 AM by Kartographer

Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation.

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Marine jailed in Mexico: Everything they did to me was out of anger, like ‘Screw you, buddy!’

June 13, 2014 2 comments

Marine jailed in Mexico: Everything they did to me was out of anger, like ‘Screw you, buddy!’

FOX NEWS: Greta Van Susteren On the Record ^ | 06/13/2014Posted on 6/13/2014, 12:24:10 PM by SeekAndFindThis is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” June 9, 2014.

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This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.BEGIN AUDIO FEEDSGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI, US MARINE JAILED IN MEXICO VIA PHONE: Please, get me out of here.END AUDIO FEEDKIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, ‘ON THE RECORD‘ GUEST HOST: Well, that’s a plea from a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico.

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Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi now behind bars for more than two months since making a wrong turn at the border. He spoke exclusively with Greta.BEGIN VIDEOTAPEGRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST:

What brought you out to California, at least in part, was treatment for post-traumatic stress. And I’m curious, how is that manifesting it now? How are you dealing with that now because you are not in a V.A. facility? You are in a Mexican prison.TAHMOORESSI: Yeah. Now I’m dealing with it very well, in my opinion. But also I’m in an environment with no other people around me.

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Which Is the Party of Extremists?…(GyG Response…)

June 13, 2014 1 comment

Which Is the Party of Extremists? ????????????

answer: very gd simple as me old di used to say (1952)…answer: all gubmints, all potties, etc.

 

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Dick.G: AMERICAN!

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How to Get Sgt. Tahmoorissi Home

June 10, 2014 11 comments

How to Get Sgt. Tahmoorissi Home

Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Wayne Allyn RootPosted on 6/10/2014, 2:44:15 PM by KaslinI’ve written about the plight of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for weeks now.

It’s a sad story. It’s made even sadder by President Obama’s terrible trade for what appears to be a deserter and traitor,

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while he allows a true hero to languish behind bars in Mexico.Tahmoorsessi is being falsely imprisoned by our “friend” and neighbor Mexico.He’s been mistreated, beaten and some would say tortured.

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GUNNY G: NO, MARINES WERE IN KOREA LONG B.4 1950…Re Marines In Korea 1871…

June 10, 2014 1 comment
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Jailed Marine shares new details of life in Mexican prison during live appearance on the Glenn Beck Radio Program – Glenn Beck

June 2, 2014 1 comment

Glenn has been following the story of jailed Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for a number of weeks now.

Sgt. Tahmooressi has been in a Mexican prison since March 31 when Mexican federal officers arrested him for weapons possession. Tahmorressi and his mother Jill have maintained he took a wrong turn and crossed the southern border by mistake.

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The 25-year-old decorated war veteran and Florida native was in the process of relocating to San Diego for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. He had been in San Diego for 10 days when he ended up at the San Ysidro checkpoint.After being arrested, Tahmooressi was originally held in Tijuana’s La Mesa Penitentiary, where he was placed in general population and his life was threatened.

 

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Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: Marines In OSS ~ (HOW “THE MARINES”ALMOST BECAME THE OSS, FORERUNNER TO THE CIA!)

May 30, 2014 3 comments

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……Due to Donovan’s recommendation that the United States establish a “commando military element,” independent of the Army and Navy, he submitted a Memorandum to the President Roosevelt stating its overall purpose and function.The following day, President Roosevelt, in non-committal language, indicated that Donovan’s proposal for development and deployment of a “commando military element” had merit and would see to it that the idea would be considered.

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President Roosevelt initiated a letter to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Major General Holcomb for consideration of Donovan’s idea. President Roosevelt, how was constantly in communication with Prime Minister Winston Minister Churchill, had talked over the “commando concept,” which Churchill favored the idea.

One of the biggest questions that arose concerning this issue, was where would this notional organization be placed. In Donovan’s Memorandum to the President, he only noted the purpose of the “commando military element” and did not address where it would be placed or its organizational structure. However, a number of circumstances pointed directly towards the Marine Corps.

 

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GUNNY G: HEY! WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS OLD USA AND THOSE TAKE NO SH!T AMERICANS?

May 29, 2014 1 comment

GUNNY G: HEY! WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS OLD USA AND THOSE TAKE NO SH!T AMERICANS?

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Gunny G: It Happened One Sunday By Jim “RATs” Ratliff H-3-5 Marines ~ Korea!

December 7, 2012 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments

Here’s an old one I just happened to find on an old webpage of mine…

 

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Here’s one I received a few years ago from Marine Jim Ratliff, now deceased.

About four or five years ago when I was new to the net, I was soliciting stories for my Marine Vignettes/Tales Of The Corps webpages. I got an e-mail from Jim about that time, and he advised that he was then putting out a newsletter for H-3-5 News which was his old company from the Korean War days. His hands were full already w/the newsletter, but his newsletter contained many stories from H-3-5 Marines; and he invited me to post the stories to my webpages, if I would like to do so.

 

 

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I e-mailed Jim back, “you bet, I want them!

I did post many of the H-3-5 stories, and they are still on Gunny G’s…for anyone who would like to see them. Jim had been successful in rounding up many of the Marines and Navy Corpsmen from his old H-3-5 days.

Jim died a year or so ago, and here is one story of his own that I have had rat-holed on my hard drive and just ran across again today.

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GUNNY G: S/Sgt Matt McKeon 1956…A Walk In The Swamp, Etc.

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment
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GUNNY G: S/Sgt Matt McKeon 1956…A Walk In The Swamp, Etc.

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Fate of jailed Marine lies with unpredictable Mexican legal system

May 24, 2014 1 comment

Fate of jailed Marine lies with unpredictable Mexican legal system

FoxNews.com ^ | May 24, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolb

Posted on 5/24/2014, 8:43:48 PM by moonshinner_09

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Whether U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi spends the next two decades in a Mexican prison or is freed tomorrow for mistakenly crossing the border with loaded guns all rests with an unpredictable legal process that bears little resemblance to the American court system.

 

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GUNNY G: ON MARINES JAILED IN MEXICO… 1950, 2012 and 2014…HOW THINGS CHANGE…

May 22, 2014 1 comment
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GUNNY G: ON MARINES JAILED IN MEXICO… 1950, 2012 and 2014…HOW THINGS CHANGE…

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About this Marine in the TJ Jailll…what everybody misses is two years ago there was a near identical case where they had this Marine chained to a rack in a cell…a visitor got a pic out to someone…
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Obama Can’t Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

May 21, 2014 18 comments

Obama Can’t Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

Investor’s Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 5/21/2014, 12:26:01 PM by raptor22

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Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House.

 

 

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THE MARINE’S MARINE: LESSER-KNOWN STORIES, ETC… “Best Remembered Words… Of General “Chesty” Puller USMC According To GyG!”

April 13, 2014 2 comments

Best Remembered Words…

Of GeneralChestyPuller USMC

According To GyG!

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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.

 

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Rita Hayworth Is Stayin’ Alive – YouTube

April 4, 2013 2 comments

Rita Hayworth Is Stayin’ Alive

 

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Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

April 2, 2013 10 comments

Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

KRMG via WPXI ^ | Posted: 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 | Rick Couri

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:05:39 PM by rightwingintelligentsia

Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard.

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But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water.

Schaffer got a citation from the city of Hypoluxo, Florida that said he needed a building permit to put up the flagpole.

The Marine told a TV station “it’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.”

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Desperate times: Marines told to ‘save every round’

March 11, 2013 24 comments

Desperate times: Marines told to ‘save every round’

CNN.Com ^ | March 11th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 4:03:00 PM by Greystoke

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United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington.

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Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to “save every round, every gallon of gas,” and to “take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck,” a reminder of the cuts’ immediate effect on the U.S. military.

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Whatever the US Government Is Planning, It Is Already Practicing by Bill Sardi… “The US Marines already had a biological response team named “America’s 911 Response Force,” a name for this military unit that was coined a year prior to the events that unfolded on 9-11-2001. This same unit of 350 US Marines practiced handling a crisis on the streets of New York City on September 11, 1998″

March 11, 2013 2 comments

One thing we have learned since 9-11 is that government agencies practice whatever schemes they have in mind before they occur. Take for instance the events that took place prior to the attack on the Twin Towers in New York on 9-11-2001.

The US Marines already had a biological response team named “America’s 911 Response Force,” a name for this military unit that was coined a year prior to the events that unfolded on 9-11-2001. This same unit of 350 US Marines practiced handling a crisis on the streets of New York City on September 11, 1998. The drill even included handling the unexpected collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Believe it or not, this US Marine force even had a patch on their uniforms showing the World Trade Center twin towers!

So skip forward to the present time with me. I read a disturbing report in the Daily Mail, a UK publication. Dated March 8, 2013, the Daily Mail article describes a US Army Special Forces unit that had cancelled plans to conduct an exercise in Utah where infiltrators would be employed to “tame an indigenous population.”

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Marine Vignettes #5-8 ~ Gunny G: Marines In Review ~ The Old Corps… (1997 ReBlog)

March 10, 2013 12 comments

Marines In Review

By Dick Gaines

December 5, 1997

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Memory is a curious thing. As we grow older, our short-term memory fades, and we seem to have trouble remembering where we left our car keys or what we had for breakfast.

Long-term memory, by contrast, seems to be quite the opposite; we can usually remember intricate details of long ago events that surprise others and even ourselves.

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I can still remember, for instance, the days of the week and the time of day that certain radio

programs were on the air (before the days of TV.)

 

 

There was The Lone Ranger at 7:30pm on Mon-Wed-and Friday; and the Red Skelton Show at 9:30 pm on Thursday–I recall that I had to get permission to stay up late for this one. This all took place back in Rhode Island in the mid-’40s.

One of my favorites was called Marines In Review, and it was heard on Sunday afternoons coming from a place called Camp Pendleton, in California.

This program had several distinct features, one of which was “The Old Gunny” who possessed great wisdom and had the straight scoop on whatever questions came up.

In 1952 this Marine Pfc had just reported aboard Camp Pendleton. I’d heard that this same Marines

In Review radio show was recorded in the 12 area theatre just prior to the Wednesday night movie

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Gunny G: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen! | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

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Is It marine OR Marine?

 

Seems to me it was somewhere around the late ’50s or very early ’60s–I was doing duty at Henderson Hall, I recall–when there was a change to the Marine Corps Personnel Manual requiring that the word “marine” be capitalized with the the letter “M.”

 

 

 

Up to that time official correspondence always showed the lower-case letter m. Most writers, even those who were Marines themselves, used marine.

 

I had always thought that this was not binding on folks other than Marines, although I had seen some cases where the big M for Marine(s) was used by civilians.

 

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Obama’s Inaugural Marines were FAKE… (GyG: See Remarks…!!!)

March 3, 2013 13 comments

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On orders from the Obama administration, the bolts from the M1 rifles carried by Marines in the Inaugural parade were removed. Even more shockingly, it appears that the Marines who normally provide security and perform ceremonial functions for the President were replaced with ringers.

Some of the “Marines” that paraded in front of the reviewing stand on Inauguration Day were unshaven, their uniforms out of line and ill-fitting, and their marching skills – in the opinion of this writer and dozens of other real Marines – could easily have been bested by any 3rd phase Marine Corp recruit platoon.

In this episode of “The Truth Is Viral,” I speak with radio talk show host Pete Santilli, himself a Marine; and together, we dissect the video provided by the United States Marine Corp, proving that the men who paraded in front of the President were not Marines from Marine Corp Barracks Washington D.C., the famed 8th & I.

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Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Middle Schooler Told to Remove His US Marines T-Shirt – It Was Too Offensive

 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | jim hoft

 

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:57:49 AM by lowbridge

 

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Today a Genoa-Kingston Middle School student’s parent is claiming that a teacher ordered his son to cover his US Marine themed t-shirt or be suspended. Dan McIntyre says that his son Michael has wore the shirt to school many times in the past and that he is a big fan of the branch of the US military.

 

Dan McIntyre says that, “A teacher noticed the guns on the shirt.” He went on to say that the teacher said there was a school policy against the image of a gun.

 

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“Disarmed Marines” at Inauguration Debunked… | Veterans Today

February 25, 2013 2 comments

by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor–The story is simple, a terrified President Obama had the crack Marine unit from the “8th and I Barracks” disarmed because he feared they would assassinate him while he stood on the dais reviewing the inauguration parade.

The truth is simple, even the police had inert weapons, just as they had in every inauguration in the past, police, all military, everyone but the secret service.We checked, we called, it took five minutes. The press statement from the Secret Service is copied below.

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Iwo Jima, The Story of Two Flag Raising’s (VIDEO)

February 23, 2013 13 comments

Iwo Jima, The Story of Two Flag Raising’s (VIDEO)

 

Guns.com ^ | Feb 23, 2013 | Chris Callahan

 

Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:21:46 PM by EXCH54FE

 

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In a September 17, 1947 letter, U.S. Marine Corp. Sgt. Lou Lowery wrote, “You fellows did all the dirty work and the ones who were on Rosenthal’s picture got all the credit.” The letter’s recipient, Pfc. Raymond Jacobs, was among the Marines who raised the first flag atop Iwo Jimo, which Lou Lowery photographed. However, it was a second flag raising that occurred moments later, caught on film by Joe Rosenthal, that would capture the world’s imagination. His Pulitzer Prize winning photograph would become one of the most iconic symbols of the American determination in World War II and immortalize its subjects in memories of Americans for generations to come.

 

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Gunny G’s Old Salt Marines Tavern Weblog: One Marine’s Thoughts On D-Day 1944, Normandy…

February 17, 2013 1 comment

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……In perusing the book, Soldiers Of The Sea-The United States Marine Corps, 1775-1962, by Robert Debs Heinl, Jr., Colonel, USMC (The National Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991, page 513), I find an interesting remark by the author regarding the above.

 

“Under atomic attack, the World war II amphibious assault was finished. Normandy (more a ferrying operation than a true oceanic amphibious assault in any case) and Okinawa would never be repeated.”

 

 

 

Of course, there was another, at Inchon in 1950.

 

Although his mention of Normandy, above, is not much more than an aside comment, it does, I think, tend to define this topic within a more correct light than is usually perceived.

 

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I like Colonel Heinl’s insights into historical Marine Corps topics as he is always most thorough, and goes into topics usually left untouched by other writers. Then, too, his book sports a photo by S/Sgt Lou Lowery of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising; not the Joe Rosenthal version, mind you–the first flag raising that preceeded the “replacemnet flag” raising some time later, which was captured on motion-picture film by Sgt Genaust, and photographed by Rosenthal.

 

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Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade…

February 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Marines Were Disarmed for President Obama’s Second Inaugural Parade

 

TownHall.com ^ | 2/11/2013 | Katie Pavlich

 

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He’s gutted their healthcare, plans to cut their pay and apparently, doesn’t trust them either. David Codrea over at Gun Rights Examiner points out that Marines marching in President Obama’s second inaugural parade recently were caring rifles without bolts, meaning they were removed.

 

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Gunny G: So, ARE ALL THE GENERALS NOW JUST POLITICIANS IN UNIFORM? WHAT ARE REAL AMERICANS TO EXPECT?

February 15, 2013 2 comments

Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???

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It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
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“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.”

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Gunny G: Today’s Toons 2/12/13

February 12, 2013 1 comment

Today’s Toons 2/12/13
The Right Reasons ^ | 2/12/13 | pookie18

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The Last Truth-Telling General ~ War Is a Racket by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 11, 2013 89 comments

This is a speech delivered in 1933.War is a racket. It always has beenIt is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.

 

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a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns.

 

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Gunny G: So, Ya Really Think The Generals Will Save Us, Huh?

February 11, 2013 4 comments
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It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically pc weeded from the ranks…Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…For example…

Well, “The Folks” Are Not saying much about the generals these days. but why not?

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Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

February 10, 2013 7 comments

Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:47:14 PM by george76

A new administration policy?

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Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year.

Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps

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Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: The Relief Of Wake Island 1941 1/Lt R.D. Heinl…

February 10, 2013 2 comments

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…..During the night of 22-23 December 21-22December, it was at Pearl, where the closenessof the race against time was forcefullyapprehended, Admiral Pye, acting as CinCPacpending arrival of Admiral Nimitz fromWashington, was in conference with Capt. CharlesH. McMorris, USN, and Rear Admiral Milo F.Draemel, USN, both of the CinCPac staff.

 

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Thequestion was whether or not to risk losing whatwas left of the Pacific fleet in what might wellbe a vain attempt to relieve Wake. During thenight, as a compromise measure, it was decided tosend in the Tangier, a fast new ship, to Wake byherself, fly off the Marine fighters from theSaratoga at maximum range, and retire.

 

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General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 9, 2013 138 comments

General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied

 

war leaders claims new book

 

‘We’ve got a terrible situation with this great patriot, he’s out of control

 

and we must save him from himself’. The OSS head General did not trust

 

Patton

 

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The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office

 

of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American

 

spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied

 

collusion with the Russians that cost American lives.

 

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The death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in a car crash in Manheim, he was thought to be recovering and was on the verge of flying home. Read more…

Gunny G: “The Folks” Are NOT Saying Much of Anything About The GENERALS Not Saying Much of Anything… WHY NOT !!!!!

February 9, 2013 8 comments

Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???

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It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
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Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…
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“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.”

 
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“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.“
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““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.”“
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http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/loyaltydown.html
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Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…??? « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 8, 2013 76 comments

It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…

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Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…

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For example…

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“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.”

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“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.“

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Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???

February 8, 2013 26 comments

Gunny G: Once UPON A Time There Were Generals…And Now…???

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It is often lamented that the Chesty Pullers, George Pattons, Curtis LeMays, Evans Carlsons, etc. are now long since systematically (pc) weeded from the ranks…
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Well, there were GENERALS…and there are now…well, generals…
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For example…
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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.”

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A Morally-Confused Marine…

February 5, 2013 Leave a comment

A Morally-Confused Marine

 

Townhall ^ | February 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager

 

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:09:58 PM by EveningStar

 

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Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, “I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?”

 

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Gunny G: RIBBON CREEK: THE AFTERMATH… “BOOT CAMP” 1956 AND AFTER… « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 5, 2013 40 comments

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!

 

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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. Many have always thought that this event of 1956 was a turning point in the way recruit training was to thereafter go for the Marine Corps, and much discussion has ensued as to what was right and wrong as a result of this.

 

This webpage will not end such arguments, nor should it. But perhaps it can serve to bring out a few interesting points unknown to a now younger breed of Marines.

 

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17% of male Marines say they’ll leave if women move into combat positions

February 1, 2013 6 comments

A Marine Corps survey shows 17 percent of male Marine respondents say they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.

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The survey says that number jumps to 22 percent if women are assigned involuntarily to those jobs.

Results of the survey of 53,000 Marines were released to The Associated Press on Friday.

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via 17% of male Marines say they’ll leave if women move into combat positions.

 

 

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Gunny G; Marines History: Charles Lindberg and The Marines In WW II…October 12, 2003

January 29, 2013 2 comments

Over the next year Washington loosened a bit. Lindbergh’s undeniable expertise with aircraft and pilots thawed the bans against him. Indeed, his diary shows an enormously busy schedule of test flights that solved pressing problems of new aircraft. In that process the Lone Eagle flew, and came to know well, almost every combat craft in the U.S. inventory. But Lindbergh hungered for combat and as early as January 1944 had made inquiries as to that possibility. The Marines responded first. Cautiously, a tour of Corsair bases in the Pacific was arranged.

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In April a friendly U-S- Navy sanctioned and covered Lindbergh’s trip. He would go to their theater, the Pacific, as a civilian technical assistant. Neither the White House nor even Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox knew of this trip. After kitting up with Navy uniforms from Brook; Brothers (sans any insignia) and taking the usual rounds of shots, Lindbergh left San Diego for the War Zone.

By March he had already regularly contacted the United Aircraft Corporation, producer of the F4U Corsair, and had agreed to act as its liaison in the field. Once situated at Guadalcanal, South Pacific Area, he corrected problems of the “bent-winged bird” established better communications between United Aircraft and the Marines.

There, local Marine officers consented to take Lindbergh on a patrol to Rabaul, the first of fourteen combat missions he would fly with the Corps. With the exception of air-to-air combat, Lindbergh flew patrol, escort, strafing, and dive-bombing assignments- As would later occur with the Army Air Forces, officers winked at his extraordinary activities by according him “observer status.” Lindbergh concluded his business on the Canal. By 15 June he landed at Finschafen bound for the 475th Fighter Group.

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Marines studying mindfulness-based training… (“The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness”)

January 20, 2013 Leave a comment

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

 

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Marine Corps officials say they will build a curriculum that would integrate mindfulness-based techniques into their training if they see positive results from a pilot project. Mindfulness is a Buddhist-inspired concept that emphasizes active attention on the moment to keep the mind in the present.

 

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Interview of Lee Harvey Oswald… (“I entered the United States Marine Corps in 1956. I spent three years in the United States Marine Corps, working my way up through the ranks to the position of buck sergeant and I served honorably, having been discharged. “) by William K. Stuckey

January 20, 2013 20 comments

STUCKEY: Mr. Oswald, I am curious about your personal background. If you could tell something about where you came from, your education and your career to date, it would be interesting.

OSWALD: I would be very happy to. I was born in New Orleans in 1939. For a short length of time during my childhood, I lived in Texas and New York. During my junior high school days, I attended Beauregard Junior High School. I attended that school for two years.

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Then I went to Warren Easton High School and I attended that school for over a year. Then my family and I moved to Texas where we have many relatives and I continued my schooling there.

I entered the United States Marine Corps in 1956. I spent three years in the United States Marine Corps, working my way up through the ranks to the position of buck sergeant and I served honorably, having been discharged.

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Gunny G: Let’s be damn sure that no man’s ghost will ever say “If your training program had only done its job.” « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

January 11, 2013 132 comments

Let’s be damn sure that no man’s ghost will ever say “If your training program had only done its job.”

 

I have been advised by an e-mail correspondent (namely, Dr. R. E. Sullivan, PhD and Col USMC (Ret.) who is a historian and many other things) that the above well-known inscription is no longer seen on the masthead of The Parris Island Boot (base newspaper), and has been replaced by We Make Marines.

 

“Sully” states that:

 

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“Also, digging through some of my older (what I laughingly call) Archives I resurrected a copy of the Parris Island Boot from late 1944. The masthead proclaims: “Let’s Be Damned Sure That No Boy’s Ghost Will Ever Say, ‘If Your Training Program Had Only Done Its Job….’”

 

Just for the heck of it I looked up the present masthead on the Parris Island Boot which is: ”We Make Marines.”

 

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Gunny & Glock – Wrong Diner

January 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Gunny & Glock – Wrong Diner

 

http://zanylol.com/diner.html ^

 

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Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:24:03 PM by navysealdad

 

This is a great commercial for Glock. He picked the wrong diner to rob.(VIDEO)

 

(Excerpt) Read more at zanylol.com …

 

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‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral

January 1, 2013 1 comment

‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral

 

BizPacReview.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Michele Kirk

 

Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 2:46:53 PM by T.O.K.

 

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The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and headlined “No ma’am.,” was posted in the CNN iReport on Dec. 27 with the included note from the producer and photo.

It has struck a nerve with many and is being circulated around social media venues like Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

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(Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying About This! See Reader Responses…) ~ Marine Vet Burns Mosque to Avenge Soldiers

December 27, 2012 2 comments

“When asked by a federal judge whether he thought all Muslims are terrorists, he answered: “I’d say most of them are.”

 

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A deal between prosecutors and Linn, 52, calls for him to be sentenced to 20 years next April. He pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging and destroying religious property and two gun-related charges.

 

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(Reader Response: Gunny G) ~ Are There Any Heroes Left in the Republican Party ?

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

“Are There Any Heroes Left in the Republican Party ?”

 

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READER RESPONSE: Gunny G…

 

(See Also: Article, Reader Responses, Etc.)

 

Way back, b4 WWII, a visiting official asked (regarding Chesty Puller) how many more the Marine Corps had like him?

 

The reply was quick and short…One! Just the one!

 

Likewise, the R party had only one…Dr Ron Paul, just The One!

 

Semper Watching!

 

Gunny G

 

1952—’72

 

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via Are There Any Heroes Left in the Republican Party ?.

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Gunny G: Is There An Extensive Listing of Those Politicians/Etc. That Misfortune Has Befallen After Running Afoul of… “The Establishment”?

December 22, 2012 20 comments
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Gunny G: Is There a Listing of Those Politicians/Etc. Who Ran Into Misfortune After Running Afoul of The Establishment?

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