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What am I made of, after all? Every day is Memorial Day


Many times one has to look at themselves and wonder, “Am I really doing everything I can?” When you fall short do you accept it or recognize that you are so very close to actually succeeding?  Do you quit when it’s tough or do you push through the adversity?  It’s not easy. Life, your current situation that you were dealt but no one said life was easy or fair. Many people routinely get knock down, what matters most is what you do next. That’s what matters the most. The below article shows how one of many wounded warriors has gotten knocked down and still gets up, even without legs.


Time for a CGar!

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Every Day is Memorial Day - Post One


The below is the first post of a new section on One Marine’s View called “Every Day is Memorial Day”.  It is too easy for so many to simply nod perhaps for a slight second and go on their way during days like the actual Memorial Day  but here on my blog I think we can do better.  Thus, this category is now officially added to OMV!

Sit down, get a cup of coffee, smoke em if ya got em and  read the below post. Then read it again because every day is Memorial Day for those families that have lost warriors.


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Memorial Day - We must never forget

It’s too easy to go through our daily routine and take for granted how good we have things in America.  Unfortunately many young Americans don’t realize the reasons we have the life and opportunities they do and routinely take it for granted or worse, believe they automatically rate these great opportunities without considering a price that came with it.

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Rolling Thunder XXV, 25th Anniversary "Ride for Freedom" May 27, 2012

(Watch between 1:51 & 1:57 that is us going by)

Every year Rolling Thunder pounds the streets of Washington DC. I have had the opportunity to ride among warriors with my buds at AnySoldier.com. This year, although I am not in the US, they still ride and they will be representing strong.

Hundreds  if not hundreds of thousands of bikers fall into the city, some looking like something out of a biker bar, well because they are. Some sporting the Eagle Globe & Anchor on their back (The Leathernecks) but all of them have the pride of America in their veins.

If you are in the VA, DC, MD area and haven’t ever checked out Rolling Thunder, it’s something to see and feel.  If you check it out, keep an eye out for Marty and friends from AnySoldier. They will be one of the many with the Stars & Bars flying behind his bike.  

Your heroes, making a difference.

 Your heroes, making a difference like the warriors in the video. Every day, warriors go out into harm’s way. Many times the average patrol that may seem mundane and routine turns into a shit sandwich in a blink of an eye.


Your young heroes at war (remember we are at war?) do this type of operations every day and make split second decisions that could matter if some of their team members come home or not.


Where do we get such great warriors?


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2012 Milbloggies-Thank You!!!

2012 Milblog Marine winner

 You may have participated and voted for One Marine’s View during the  2012 Milbloggies this year.

 Its my pleasure to announce that One Marine’s View won the Marine Corps Blog award. This was only because of you the readers of One Marine’s View. This blog was started during the first (of five) of my combat deployments and from the beginning the objective was to bring information about your warriors to you back in America. I appreciate those of you that supported me with a vote and please know this award goes to those fighting, their families  and those that have given all for their country.

Here are the finalists from the 2012 Milbloggies:


Best U.S. Army Blog – The Rhino Den
Best U.S. Military Spouse Blog – **Wife [Widow] of a Wounded Marine**
Best U.S. Military Parent Blog – Semper Fi Parents
Best U.S. Military Supporter Blog – Character Does Matter
Best U.S. Marine Corps Blog – One Marine’s View
Best U.S. Navy Blog – USNI Blog
Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog – ryan erickson
Best U.S. Air Force Blog – Aim High Erin
Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog – You Served
Best U.S. Reporter Blog – The Unknown Soldiers


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Summer of Love: Semper Fi


Tim Weller proudly served in the Marine Corps for four years and needs your help, please. Tim has  written a novel, Summer of Love: Semper Fi, based around his Marine experiences. In his  book, a young Marine’s journey challenges him to stay alive as he learns the true meaning of Semper Fi in this universal story of war, love and death. The Marine Corps, Vietnam, and a turbulent, exciting era provide exotic settings as America savors free love while erupting with anti-war protests.

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Because we believe in stepping on others to get to the top



Monday has come and gone. Yes, it’s over, but how did you do? It’s amazing how down we may get, and then get a small kick in the butt to perk up only to achieve half of what we are able to do. Think you kicked ass on Monday? Did you use the same determination, motivation, desire and team work like that in the picture above?

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