#USMC Tumblr posts

  • They came from everywhere: California, Alabama, Wyoming, and Texas, to name a few. They were 17, 18, 19. They went to Korea, though they could not find it on a map. They were told they’d be home by Christmas. They were not. Instead, they found themselves at The Chosin Reservoir, The Frozen Chosin — zero degrees on a good day. They were surrounded; they were attacked. Night after night, they were attacked, and again and again, they fought back.  The ones who survived are now 89, 90, 91. Don’t forget The Men who call themselves The Chosin Few.

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  • Trick or F*@&king Treat! “Look I Got A M-67”…

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  • ‘Nuff Said!   I have been Retired for 19 years, and NONE (and I mean NONE) of the Jobs I have held since compare to Leading Marines while in Combat or Deployed…   So if YOU are currently doing so, ENJOY IT!

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  • My absolutely favorite passage from MCO number 47 (dated November 1st 1921) written by “The Marines Marine” General John A. Lejuene… “From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in War in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that OUR country and its citizens might ENJOY peace and security.” To this day, while reading this I ALWAYS have shed tears… 

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  • Colonel Francis I Fenton, kneels by the body of his son, also a member of the 1st. Marine Division, Michael, a 19-yr-old Scout-Sniper, was Killed in action on Okinawa, May 7, 1945. Colonel Fenton later said the other men who died on Okinawa weren’t so fortunate as Mike, who “at least had his father there to pray over his body at the end."      I would have joined him (than go through the pain)…

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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  • As we (The Marines) go through hours, days, weeks and years of loneliness, tedium and (sometimes) general bull-shit, we most times lose focus on this simple truth (until our days in uniform are over then the realization hits)!

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  • I haven’t made a book post in a minute, so here’s your reminder to go read the Smokepit Fairytales series. This many reviews can’t be wrong. Just saying.
    It is, hands down, the best military scifi series that you’ll ever read.
    I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
    At the VERY least, do me a favor and go read the reviews.
    Semper fi mother fucker.
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/CG2iOPcpGXp/?igshid=fm3q753p77x5

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  • It’s Marine Monday!   Today we honor Marine Medal of Honor recipient, Mitchell Paige.  On this date in 1942, Platoon Sergeant Mitchell Paige heroically fought off enemy Japanese forces in the WWII Battle of Guadalcanal. For his actions, Paige would receive the Medal of Honor. A portion of his Citation states, “When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, Platoon Sergeant Paige, commanding a machine-gun section with fearless determination, continued to direct fire of his gunners until all of his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he manned his gun, and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire against the advancing hordes until reinforcements finally arrived. Then, forming a new line, he dauntlessly and aggressively led a bayonet charge, driving the enemy back and preventing a breakthrough in our lines. His great personal valor and unyielding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. ”Paige went on to serve many more years in the Corps, holding every rank and assignment of an infantryman from private to commanding officer. He retired from the Corps at the rank of Colonel in 1959.  Col Paige passed away on Nov 15, 2003. I once had the privilege to meet Col. Paige MANY years ago at Camp Lejeune, another TRULY great Marine!

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  • Alright Gang, That’s it for tonight…   I’m gonna spend some ‘Quality Time’ with My Bride & “The King”!

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  • “It Is NEVER Easy Being A Marine”… Col. John Ripley USMC (Ret) I’d like to think I “hit” at least a couple of these benchmarks each and every day… If for No Other Reason, than to make The Marines I served with proud! (they deserve No Less)

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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

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  • Today in USMC History (1983)…   The 22d Marine Amphibious Unit, Army Rangers, and elements of the 82d Airborne Division invade the island of Grenada to rescue more than 1,000 Americans from factional fighting. 

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  • Tonight’s ‘Toon (courtesy of Gunny Wolf)…

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  • Good Night Warriors!   Semper Fidelis and God Bless…   (This photo is from My Youngest Son while Deployed with 15th MEU aboard The Bonhomme Richard a few years ago)

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  • MARINES! Think about it… Whether Private or General… This pretty much ‘Holds Water’!

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