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  • My Daddy
    June 26, 2020

    My Daddy

    By: Suzanne Stibbens I was thinking this same thing as I escorted my Daddy to the barber shop for his Marine haircut. He’s had a rough year. Agent Orange has taken a toll on him, and I almost lost him...

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  • June 26, 2020

    Sgt E5, '1959 -1968

    By: Ted K. Shimono I understand the meaning of being a mechanic on the F18. When the program first started on the F18 at Northrop I was selected as one of the managers to review areas of the F18. Was...

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  • Stars & Stripes Article 1969
    June 26, 2020

    Stars & Stripes Article 1969

    By: MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 (Article from Stars & Stripes 1969) MARINE RIFLE CO MIXES IT UP WITH REDS By Sgt. Bill Dahl DA NANG, Vietnam (Special) – Headquartered at Red Beach, eight miles north of Da Nang,...

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  • June 26, 2020

    Boot Camp 71-72 MCRD PI

    By: Howard Brown Two days after Christmas 1971 I went to Paris Island to follow my brother and uncle. I was in 1Bn Plt 101. One of the funniest times was a few weeks before Graduation, nothing could bothers us...

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  • June 6, 1944
    June 21, 2020

    June 6, 1944

    June 6, 1944 marks the 76th Anniversary of Allied Forces landing on a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified Normandy coastline. Comprising British, Canadian and American soldiers, the invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history with...

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  • MARINE OF THE WEEK:
    June 21, 2020

    MARINE OF THE WEEK:

    MARINE OF THE WEEK: Sgt. Franklin Simmons 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Farah, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2008 Award: Silver Star In August 2008, then-Cpl. Franklin Simmons was serving in Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines as a Force Recon platoon team leader...

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  • Bad Ass Vietnam Vet
    June 21, 2020

    Bad Ass Vietnam Vet

    By: MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 I found this poster online the other day as I was and thought I would share it. I am sure it is quite apropos for many of your readers. Semper Fi!!! Top Pro...

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