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  1. USMCGrunt

    Happy Armed Forces Day

    President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to...
  2. USMCGrunt

    Air Force Mustache Regs and the art of pressing the standards

    Saw this yesterday. Big news for the zoomies. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/05/18/air-force-may-allow-another-dash-of-stache/ It's only a matter of time before this is the prevailing standard! ;)
  3. USMCGrunt

    Children of Fallen Patriots Day - May 13

    I wasn’t aware this day existed https://www.fallenpatriots.org/children-of-fallen-patriots-day
  4. USMCGrunt

    Sergeant Major John Lee Canley, MOH recipient, has died

    "Sergeant Major John Lee Canley, United States Marine Corps who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 has died. Canley received the highest military honor for his selfless and noble actions in the Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War. Canley's legacy will live on forever in the Corps. "...
  5. USMCGrunt

    To the Shores of Tripoli

    On this day in 1805, Lt. Presley O'Bannon raised the American flag over Derna, Tripoli. The Battle of Derna was the first land battle following the Revolutionary War. This battle helped establish the Marine Corps legacy as America's expeditionary fighting force.
  6. USMCGrunt

    Texas National Guard member dies while saving drowning migrants

    https://texasborderbusiness.com/body-of-texas-national-guard-member-found-after-being-washed-away-while-saving-drowning-migrants/?amp RIP Specialist Bishop E. Evans "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  7. USMCGrunt

    Our newest Marine

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/matt-dorsey-veteran24_ive-gotten-to-do-some-pretty-awesome-things-activity-6915123074753323009-HZLa?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web
  8. USMCGrunt

    March 25: National Medal of Honor Day

    https://homeofheroes.com/national-medal-of-honor-day/ Fly your flag today and spend some time reading about these heroes.
  9. USMCGrunt

    Tabasco bottles make a comeback in MRE's

    "Tabasco’s inclusion in military rations unofficially dates back to 1966, when Walter McIlhenny, a Marine and grandson of the hot sauce mogul Edmund McIlhenny, tapped into the military market with a C-ration cookbook called ‘No Food Is Too Good for the Man Up Front.’" "In 1990, the military...
  10. USMCGrunt

    "God Save the Queen"

    https://www.businessinsider.com/ukraine-soldiers-yell-god-save-queen-when-firing-uk-weapons-2022-3
  11. USMCGrunt

    Osprey crash in Norway

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2022/03/18/marine-corps-osprey-with-4-on-board-crashes-in-norway/ RIP Brothers. Semper Fi
  12. USMCGrunt

    Alerts to Terror Threats in Europe

    Floating around since 2011 or 2013, this seems just as appropriate today in 2022. Quite clever and for those who have lived or have a good sense of the national sentiment of Europe, these will strike a familiar chord. (Attributed to John Cleese but determined to be false by Snopes). ALERTS TO...
  13. USMCGrunt

    A history of the obstacle course

    https://www.artofmanliness.com/health-fitness/fitness/the-history-of-obstacle-courses/ Interesting read.
  14. USMCGrunt

    SKATE AND DESTROY: WHEN THE MARINES TRIED TO SEND SKATEBOARDS INTO BATTLE

    https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/marine-corps-skateboard?utm_source=GetTheElevatordotcom Urban assault with skateboards? Hmmm...
  15. USMCGrunt

    Global tensions rising

    The world we live in ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-ukraine-invasion/2021/12/03/98a3760e-546b-11ec-8769-2f4ecdf7a2ad_story.html?utm_campaign=pdb&utm_content=Monday_12.06.21&utm_source=Campaigner&utm_medium=email...
  16. USMCGrunt

    442nd Regimental Combat Team

    Just saw a special on this unit. I never knew the history and I hope that it impresses you as much as it did me. https://www.britannica.com/topic/442nd-Regimental-Combat-Team
  17. USMCGrunt

    The most decorated enlisted Sailor in the U.S. Navy

    https://www.navyleague.org/news/highlighting-our-heroes-james-elliott-williams/ James Elliott “Willy” Williams was a real bad axx
  18. USMCGrunt

    Another Arms Race coming?

    Ugh. This is concerning... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59001850
  19. USMCGrunt

    Happy 357th Birthday to the Royal Marines!

    https://mca-marines.org/wp-content/uploads/Royal-Marines.pdf Happy 357th Birthday to the Royal Marines! U.S. and Royal Marines have worked together during multiple campaigns and operations and continue to build their strong relationship to this day. https://bit.ly/3nz6BlX
  20. USMCGrunt

    Darrell Cole: The Marine Bugler Who Earned the Medal of Honor

    https://sofrep-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/sofrep.com/amp/news/darrell-cole-from-marine-bugler-to-medal-of-honor/ A little longer than usual, but fascinating story of a Marine hero. The USS Cole was named in his honor on June 8, 1996.
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