Why Are Marines Leaving The Corps? We have the big 10 problems that I see, in no particular order: #1. Funding There can be an argument for both the Corps getting enough or not enough funding. But what the troops see is the Corps having to do more with less. This has always been a… Continue reading Why Are Marines Leaving The Corps?
Why I Stayed a POG In The Marines I was a POG and proud of it, I enlisted as a draftsman because it was something that I liked and in school in Tech Ed, I was always good at it, so I decided to make a living at it. In boot camp, I was a squad leader… Continue reading Why I Stayed a POG In The Marines
What Kind of Veteran Are You? I recently stumbled upon a question on Facebook, about how many veterans feel that they are looked at as less of a Veteran if they didn’t serve in combat. This question is a problem for me as I do feel like I’m not a real veteran or a real… Continue reading What Kind of Veteran Are You?
Friend of The Corps – Toby Keith – Dead at 62 Toby was a big friend of the U.S. Military, with Songs like “American Soldier“, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)“, and “Call a Marine“. He was also an avid USO supporter who performed for more than 250,000 troops, in 17… Continue reading Friend of The Corps – Toby Keith – Died at 62
Generation Kill – Fun Facts The real-life Sergeant Major John Joseph Sixta was sentenced to 30 years in prison to life for abusing his two stepdaughters in California when they were children. He was convicted in Arizona for abusing another child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Several Marines from 1st Recon are… Continue reading Generation Kill – Fun Facts
Generation Kill – Episode 7 Episode 7 – Bomb in the Garden April 10-23, 2003 You see the Marines looking at a computer screen in the humvee, this is a ‘Blue Force Tracker‘ or ‘BFT’ for short, (shows where all the friendly combat units are located). Ironically, I have worked on several projects that either… Continue reading Generation Kill – Episode 7
Generation Kill – Episode 6 Episode 6 – Stay Frosty April 2-9, 2003 Map showing in red the path that the Marines took in episode 6 As this miniseries is based on real events, you should know that there are commanders who get fired, even in the field. You hear that many of the Marines… Continue reading Generation Kill – Episode 6
Generation Kill – Episode 5 Episode 5 – A Burning Dog April 1-2, 2003 There is one thing that is very common in this miniseries, is they keep referring to SSgt Iceman as Sgt, and that never happens, at least in the Marine Corps that I was in. It wasn’t common for Marines to mix… Continue reading Generation Kill – Episode 5
Generation Kill – Episode 4 Episode 4 – Combat Jack March 28-31, 2003 Map showing in red the path that the Marines took in episode 4 We open with the Marines again working on their equipment and talking about how SSgt Colbert is going to get railroaded because one of his Marines shot and killed… Continue reading Generation Kill – Episode 4
Generation Kill – Episode 3 Episode 3 – Screwby March 26-27, 2003 Map showing in red the path that the Marines took in episode 3 The episode opens with the Marines cleaning their equipment after a heavy fight. As Lt Kick is making rounds, he is addressed by SSgt Colbert about needing proper lubrication for… Continue reading Generation Kill – Episode 3