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Battle Rattle - these are the types of Marines the USMC is kicking out without benefits.

 

People deal with loss in different ways. Some clam up, some weep then move on and other, make movies about it. I know in making this film it helps his brother and those that knew him. I wish every highs cool kid would be able to see this film and Im sadden that he has to even fight to ask for money to make the film. What happened to America’s patriotism?

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Marine Corps eating its own to save itself. Betrayal.

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Sequestration has become a dirty word. Almost as bad as betrayal, back stabbing, or simply a dirty trick.

Marines that have been fighting America’s wars are quickly finding out just what their Marine Corps thinks of them. I remember in boot camp, T1 (training day one) we learned you always take care of your Marines. As a Lieutenant, I took that lesson and continued to put troop welfare ahead of my own personal interests. However, the betrayal sets in and the Marine Corps is taking the fight to its own Marines.

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Teacher,Marine,victim earns respect from students and many more

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There are many times when you may wonder if you make a difference or not. Sometimes you may question if what you do throughout your life makes a difference to others. This Marine has impacted others through his actions. His courage and confidence was at a level required at the right time to make difference. Many will not even hear about this story. However, this Marines efforts saved lives period.

Landsberry posted this message on the site: "Just like you I have good days and bad days. What may bother me one day may not the next. A very good skill to learn is reading people and their moods. We will learn a lot from each other this year and what bothers us the most. ... One of my goals is to earn your respect while you earn mine."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/teacher-michael-landsberry-died-in-nevada-school-shooting-2013-10#ixzz2iWazhGOX


Army promises changes after botching Swenson's MoH nomination

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Funny how things work out. There seems to be a lot of people asking a lot of questions to why Capt Swenson’s MOH citation was “misplaced”. The Army has leaned into fixing or maintaining the inconsistencies gaggled around the procedures of the good Captains citation. “Army Secretary John McHugh said he issued a directive requiring that all Medal of Honor nominations in the service be sent to Army Human Resources Command, which oversees awards. McHugh said that as soon as a nomination is created at the battalion level, higher headquarters will immediately be aware of it.” Sooooo, previously when a MOH citation was submitted they weren’t aware of it? This smells like the Ol Texas two-step around the actual issue embedded here. However, if it improves the procedures and mitigates the friction of this surrounding bureaucracy, so be it. Keep an eye on this and see if he gets his wish to be allowed back into active service………..

Time for a C-Gar See the follow up here


Afghan war vet awarded Medal of Honor, seeks to return to active duty

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Many of us wouldn’t have even known that Army Capt. William Swenson received the Medal of Honor Tuesday for his heroic actions back in 2009 during the battle of Ganjgal in eastern Afghanistan. The majority of news networks are so wrapped up about some chick named “Miley”?? and her screwed up life…..(wow) they didn’t even cover the Captains event.

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Make a difference - Motto Monday

As Americans, many of us don’t think of others. It’s terrible that we have become this way but we are. Our “busy” lives and focus often encourages us to “miss” important things. Don’t let another opportunity go by where YOU can make a difference to someone else. You don’t need recognition for it you just have to be able to look in the mirror and know you are doing your best. Make a difference. Time for a C-Gar

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Happy birthday, Derek - Family of soldier who lost legs in Afghanistan, then died at home, pays kindness forward for his birthday

Read the below about a hero who didn’t even know at the time he was going to be so influential to other servicemembers but down deep I bet he knew and I bet he would bend over to help any of his fellow warriors. Heroes, words can’t define them. Time for a C-Cgar

Derek McConnell of Parsippany turned 24 Tuesday. But the U.S. Army sergeant, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan after an 2011 IED injury, wasn't there to see a gift given in his honor — to see the kindness once shown to him paid forward.

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