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Pentagon quietly renames 'fire base'


The fire base is now called the "Kara Soar Counter Fire Complex."
The change is to make clear the base is only conducting defensive missions, one defense official said. Read full story here

America - Motto Monday


Sad in today’s America you see young and ignorant youth so quick to disrespect the very flag that represents the freedom they have. So quick to think the way we have it in America is wrong and that socialism or communism in some way is actually better. Perhaps they failed history; perhaps they are even more ignorant than I give them credit. This warrior sums it up nicely and I agree with him. Time for a C-Gar


“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.  (Spanish-born) George Santayana

Second ISIS Attack on New Marine Base Where Staff Sergeant Was Killed


The Marines who set up the first stand-alone U.S. firebase in the campaign to defeat ISIS came under attack again Monday following the combat death Saturday of Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin from rocket fire in northern Iraq.

"There was some small arms fire this morning" aimed at the new Firebase Bell and troops of the Iraqi Army's 15th Division near the town of Makhmour, which has become a staging base for the projected assault to retake the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task-Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. Read full story here

We have Marines in Iraq? Yup. One was killed yesterday


Didn't this president say the war in Iraq was over? Hmmmm, guess its not is it? 

(CNN)A U.S. Marine was killed in a rocket attack by ISIS on a base at Makhmur in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the death in a statement. He said the Marine was "providing force protection fire support at a recently established coalition fire base near Makhmur in northern Iraq."

Cook added that several other Marines were wounded, though he did not provide details on their conditions.

On Sunday, the Pentagon identified the slain Marine as Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California. Cardin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Pentagon said. Read full story here


Marine recruit's death at Parris Island under investigation

The death of a Marine Corps recruit during boot camp at South Carolina's Parris Island training depot is under investigation.

In a statement released Sunday, Parris Island spokesman Capt. Greg Carroll identified the deceased recruit as Raheel Siddiqui, 20, of Taylor, Mich. 

Carroll said Siddiqui had died Friday, just eleven days after he had arrived at Parris Island. He declined to provide further details about Siddiqui's death, except to say that the matter was being examined by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Read full story here

Time for a C-Gar

Dont like Wounded Warrior Program? Get a flag

You may have read here about the Wounded Warrior Program. I can tell you the positive stories are much fewer than the negative stories.

Thus, I recommend if you would like a good charity to support that actually helps deployed warriors is to consider donating to www.anysoldier.com

You can go HERE to donate. I have had the luxury of having anysoldier support me through all 5 combat deployments. It works! There is nothing better to be in some god for saken country and receive a care package. It’s hard to put into words. However, when you get something in the mail, your entire perspective changes.

Hey, I got it, times are tough, I know. However I challenge every reader of One Marines View to donate $10. If that happened, the charity would have close to 10,000 just from a week’s viewers. Crazy, right? My goal is to raise $5,000. Can you help me reach that goal? (A typical "value meal at McDonald's is $7. A typical cup of coffee at Starbucks is $4.75. So go without that nasty burger, that crazy coffee and help out this charity. Kinda puts it in perspective does it not?


All I ask is “if” you can donate, please do. I wouldn’t promote it if I didn’t have faith in it and I do, because they supported my Marines and I. They make a difference.

Go here to donate!

To make things interesting, I make these American flags. I will randomly pick a donator which will receive one of these flags (per $1k donated) that I am donating to the cause (I believe in it) and I will ship it to you free of charge and I will even pick up the shipping!

Even if you don't donate, help me spread the word. What's that take? Like 2 seconds to share this posting....please help me get the word out.


I really appreciate your help! – Time for a C-Gar