The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Today, you people are no longer maggots. Today, you are Marines. You’re part of a brotherhood. From now on until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietnam. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die. That’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means you live forever.” – R. Lee Ermey, as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, in Full Metal Jacket.



  1. Very correct statement of the lifetime dedication to God, Corps, & Country. I was honored to serve USMC in same time frame, going through boot same time Gunny was DI at MCRD San Diego. Served at same base, different squadron in Okinawa, in country same time plus a few. Unfortunately our paths never crossed. RIP Gunny Ermy – you are missed!

  2. On this, the anniversary of the Beirut, Lebanon Marine barracks bombing, remember the 241 Marines killed, the 100 wounded, and the 58 French paratroopers killed in a near simultaneous attack.

    1. Those sleeping Marines were betrayed. The gate sentries were ordered to empty the magazines on their rifles. The 6″ pipe barrier across the gate was mysteriously removed. A setup, likely intended to draw us into getting more deeply involved in the Middle East quagmire.

      When I first heard the news of my brothers being murdered, I wept openly.

      Since I learned more about the situation, my outrage smolders.

      Carry on.

  3. Viet Nam Vets know that they were cannon fodder to fight a war for military contractors, bankers and globalists. Where are they crying out to stop 28 years of war in the Middle East?

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