Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

While enjoyable to read stories of family members carrying on the
tradition and old friends reuniting, it’s even more fantastic when
you get to experience this:

1985 in Korea, 2nd Lt. Taggart on the left, Cpl. Thornton, M.A. on
the right.

Fast forward 27 years…

Cpl. Thornton, S.R. on the left, Col. Taggart on the right in

Afghanistan in 2012.

Semper Fi, Brothers!

USMC Cpl. ’82-’86
Michael A. Thornton

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2 comments


  • BENJAMIN GABIJAN

    1985 KOREA WHEN DID MARINES START GROWING HAIR UNDER THEIR
    NOSE ?SURE DOES’NT.. L.OOK LIKE US COLD PEOPLE AT CHOSIN NOV. DEC. 1950
    WE WERE THE RAGGED ASS MARINES OF THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION.
    SEMPER FI SGT. B. GABIJAN


  • MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984

    Michael – Great story, too bad Grit didn’t post the other picture. It is an amazing set of circumstances that would allow a father and son to serve under the same officer, separated by 27 years and thousands of miles. Semper Fi!!!


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