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President Obama will present today at 2:30pmEDT the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CSPAN. I have pasted in, with his permission, an email from a ...
by VClib
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 07:40 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I still stand when it is sung. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.....am I nuts or what? Today Tripoli has a new and better meaning. A day to remember in place of anniversaries ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 08:20 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
It's time for another Military Brats open thread, brought to you by the "Military Community Members of Daily Kos" group. Please join our discussion if you are or were a military brat (defined ...
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I took a couple of weeks off, as Thanksgiving and snow came around (a subject we’ll address in a day or so), but we are all again occupied as lots of things we’ve been talking about ...
by fake consultant
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 05:50 PM PST with 19 Recommends
not individually, but collectively. To Jim Webb, Smedley Butler, Chesty Puller, Edmund Carlson, Sgt. Major Dan Daly, Chuck Robb, or any of these notables ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM PST with 24 Recommends
It had been a terrible week, month, few months really for me in the Marine Corps, but at least it was the weekend. I was part of what I heard one corporal refer to as the broke-dick platoon, on ...
by progdog
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 03:04 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Michigan Republican Attorney General Michael Cox is running in the Michigan GOP primary for Governor. What’s his storyline? “I’m a Marine.” The fact ...
by Hector Solon
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Jul 24, 2010 at 07:17 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
This has become a question that is really very context dependent. today's context makes it an especially narrow question. We are told ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 10:41 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Note: This speech was delivered to a small crowd several years ago now, during the height of increasing violence in Iraq, and continued conflicting politics here at home. The instruction from ...
by Hector Solon
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon May 31, 2010 at 04:13 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was joining the Marines. This is a dream that I had fostered from childhood. I was born and raised in the worlds largest military industrial complex. As a child ...
by pantherq
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu May 06, 2010 at 09:09 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
The Department of Defense confirmed Friday that Pfc. Kyle J. Coutu, 20, of Pawtucket, a U.S. Marine, was killed Thursday during combat operations in Afghanistan. The DOD said he died ...
by aaraujo
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 07:23 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Two days after the battle for Marja in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province began , fighting ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 05:36 AM PST with 11 Recommends
For those of you who are somehow unaware, US/UK/Afghan forces are preparing to take back the town ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Feb 05, 2010 at 03:51 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Sometime this winter, U.S./NATO/Afghan forces will storm the town of Marja in Helmand province. It is the last population center that is under the control of the Taliban. Hundreds if not thousands ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 06:36 AM PST with 15 Recommends
In some respects, Helmand province is the most important province in all of Afghanistan. The Taliban can do what they do because they have money- much of that is gained from the opium trad. ...
by Setrak
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 07:45 PM PST with 24 Recommends
An introductory note. My intent in this diary is to be as free from written opinion as possible since this story not only infers many layers on its face, but contains enough blame to go around ...
by dsnodgrass
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 10:21 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
President Obama has often asserted that we are our brother's keepers. Today as republicans are trying desperately to find some way to overshadow the president's very effective public messages, the ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 07:30 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Don't laugh. Please. That is the title of this Washington Post piece today, written by Karen ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 141 comments on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 03:58 AM PST with 221 Recommends
Thousands of Soldiers are no longer with us but especially with their families, this or any coming Thanksgivings! As of 11-25-2008: U.S.: Iraq Confirmed Deaths Reported Deaths: 4205 ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 05:16 AM PST with 23 Recommends
AP: A Marine reserve battalion that suffered heavy losses in Iraq in 2005 is sending out members for training before expected assignment in Iraq.
by Jason Forrester VFA
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 04:46 PM PDT with 25 Recommends