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Gunny G: History Of USMC Enlisted Ranks….

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Gunny G’s
Old Salt Marines Tavern
~Sites & Forums~

History Of The
USMC Enlisted Rank Insignia

By R.W. “Dick” Gaines
GySgt USMC (Ret.) 1952-72

All Rights Reserved

The purpose of the new site is to consolidate my previous webpages, together with newly available information/photos regarding this topic, onto one central site.
The following is a listing of webpages/links on Marine Corps Enlisted Rank History from Gunny G’s Websites which have been in exisitence for the last several years. Though these pages are far from perfect in appearance, there is much information here (both general and detailed) previously not available on the Internet. Although some rank photos have been shown on my sites, my pages are incomplete due to my inability to find complete photo/image depiction of all the actual rank/insignia worn by enlisted Marines in days gone by. The pictures are indeed available in many books, etc., but due to copyright considerations, are unavailable for use on my website.
Most of these webpages I created while still finding my way around the new, to me, cyber-world with a WebTV. I’ve progressed somewhat since that time, but still not an expert.

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US Gubmint Is Corrupt From Top To Bottom….

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Basic Premises

by Charley Reese
by Charley Reese


What follows are a few of the basic premises on which I base my thinking. You might or might not agree with them, but may I suggest that you make a list of your own basic premises. It will help you clarify your thinking.

  1. Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do that task in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
  2. The American government is corrupt from top to bottom.
  3. If you rely on the mass media to inform you about your community, state and nation, you will, with rare exceptions, be woefully ignorant of what is really going on.
  4. The universal franchise is a bad idea. The notion that the destiny of the nation should be put in the hands of ignoramuses, parasites, boobs, party hacks and idiots is absurd on its face.
  5. Public education in America is a failure and is so flawed it cannot be reformed.
  6. Not much has changed in the past 5,000 years of human history.

All of that might sound cynical, but it really isn’t. True conservatives have argued for years that government, even a benign one, is like a clumsy, retarded giant, and therefore you have to be careful to limit what tasks you assign it.

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The Essence of Liberty JFK and LBJ Who was the real John F. Kennedy?

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A Condensed Version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods. Available from the

Ludwig von Mises Instute

Compiled by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

Chapter 16: JFK and LBJ

Who was the real John F. Kennedy?

For many years after his death, few could say an unkind word about JFK. But, he got relatively little accomplished (which was actually an unintentional virtue). Besides that, a great deal of his behavior was difficult to admire.

JFK, author?

JFK’s two major books were ghostwritten. Why England Slept (1940) was a version of his senior thesis at Harvard. His father’s personal speechwriter was asked to attend to the manuscript and recalled that it was a very sloppy job. JFK’s father, Joseph, purchased between 30,000 and 40,000 copies and placed them in storage.

Joe Kennedy, who had become wealthy from selling bootleg liquor, was ambassador to Great Britain . He sent copies to Winston Churchill and British intellectual Harold Laski who expressed doubts that “any publisher would have looked at that book…if he had not been your son.”

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US Troops To Israel!!!!!!!!!!

August 18, 2008 1 comment
Defense News
August 18, 2008
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U.S. To Deploy Radar, Troops In Israel

Move Called Safeguard Against Iran Missile Threat

By Barbara Opall-Rome

TEL AVIV — As part of extensive, bilateral preparations against the growing threat from Iran, the Pentagon wants to deploy one of its powerful X-Band radars in Israel, along with personnel from U.S. European Command to operate the long-range early warning system.

U.S. and Israeli sources said the ground-based radar and supporting troops could arrive here early next year, perhaps even sooner if they are to participate in a late autumn milestone test of the Arrow weapon system, as some here have proposed.

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August 18, 2008 Leave a comment

By Frosty Wooldridge
August 18, 2008

Over 20 million Americans listened to my George Noory interview on August 11, 2008 at Over 1,500 emails arrived into my computer from that exchange. Many showed anger, others sounded frustrated, some expressed pain, many showed exasperation and a few showed great introspection!

“Continued open border policies along with violation of the rule of law will destroy all of America and all republics around the world. How do we object to this takeover? To whom do we cry out? Why isn’t each state’s sheriff or Attorney General calling forth the militia of the several states to close our borders, deport all illegals, stop the drug trade and coyotes bringing in more vermin? To whom do we go to protect us? My guess is keep your best friend ready, oiled and loaded. Thanks.”

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August 18, 2008 1 comment

By Cliff Kincaid

August 18, 2008

In a surprising admission that could become a major scandal in the presidential race, Barack Obama’s 40-page so-called “rebuttal” to Jerome Corsi’s book, The Obama Nation, acknowledges for the first time that the senator once had a personal relationship with identified Communist Party USA (CPUSA) member Frank Marshall Davis, a key high-level operative in a Soviet-sponsored network in Hawaii.

But the 40-page report, advertised and sold to the media as a refutation of Corsi’s “lies,” doesn’t identify Davis as a hard-core communist and it dishonestly edits an article about Davis to eliminate references to his admitted involvement in CPUSA activities and make the black revolutionary writer and “poet” look like a civil rights activist.

In fact, Davis was a secret CPUSA member who continued his involvement in the CPUSA or its front activities into the 1970s, when he became Barack Obama’s mentor in Hawaii. Corsi’s book devotes part of chapter three, “Black Rage, Drugs, and a Communist Mentor,” to Davis.

This official Obama campaign cover-up, which attempts to further mislead voters about Obama’s mysterious and controversial background, occurs as serious questions are being raised about Obama’s initial soft line toward the Russian invasion of Georgia. In his first statement on the crisis, Obama failed to directly condemn the Russian invasion. Obama “did not directly blame Russia” for the crisis, the New York Times acknowledged.

Did Obama’s position reflect inexperience in foreign affairs, the influence of advisers, or an ideological tendency to take Russia’s side in global affairs against the U.S. and its allies?

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August 18, 2008 Leave a comment

by Marc H. Rudov
August 18, 2008

Both Ends of the Spectrum

Hillary Clinton blamed the demise of her 2008 primary campaign on sexism and misogyny, while simultaneously bragging about receiving 18M popular votes — a US record. This is transparent hypocrisy on its face: Hillary’s it’s-all-about-women campaign was the epitome of sexism. Hillary was the sexist.

So, why did Hillary play the victim? Easy answer: she wanted pity, which she somehow confuses with compassion and respect. The real answer is that female victimhood sells in this gynocracy, and sells big-time — despite women comprising 54% of the electorate, 60% of college graduates, 70% of divorce filers, and 90% of child custodians. In addition, women control 60% of American wealth and make 80% of consumer purchases. This is victimhood? I’d like some of that, with fries.

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