Semper Fi Marines......til Valhalla.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
So, I shamelessly "stole" this from another blog (I am sorry I do not remember who from though). And it got me to thinking....how many other funny stories are out there with regards to these behemoths of the sea? Well, I looked into it and found a few. First, the meme that started my quest:
Monday, November 16, 2020
Staff Sgt. Clark of the Canadian Postal Corps is on the left.
Private Stanley Cameron of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps is on the right.
A postal clerk and a armorer....pull off one of the most audacious sabotage plots in WWII......and you have never heard of it.
BLUF: These two men stopped a major shipyard, one that was producing 8000 tons of shipping a month, cold.
These are the real super heroes....not some costumed clowns.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Just wanted to drop a line. Veterans Day was yesterday and for once, I actually had the day off from work! A buddy, retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, texted and asked if I wanted to shoot 18 holes at the Oceana Naval Air Station Tomcat Golf Course. But of course I do!
With it being Veterans Day, all sorts of good stuff out there for veterans to enjoy so we started the day at Denny's for breakfast. We shot our 18 holes (no....I will not let you know the final shot count!) and as we were cleaning up he asked "Where's lunch?" Checked an e-mail I received from the VA and read of a list. Got to Red Robin which was offering a double cheeseburger and endless steak fries and the decision was made. Off we went. Got there and there was a bit of a wait but soon we were inside enjoying the burgers and soft drinks (I was driving and Gunny does not drink). Of course, in both cases, we took care of our waitresses.
I did take a minute out of my day to remember the original meaning of the day...Armistice Day. Hard to imagine the that the whole world celebrates the day that the "War to end all wars".
In a small town in Kansas outside Wichita there is a tiny Catholic church with a cemetery. To the left side my Grandfather, Grandmother, and other members of my family are buried. To the right is a tombstone that has always stood out. It is tall and on its face is a photo. The photo is of a young man in a WWI uniform. The date on the stone states he died in October of 1918. Forever young. I often wonder of the sights he saw and the deeds he performed. Either way, his life was cut short on some muddy field in France.
I know the day is not to memorialize the dead, that is Memorial Day. But in the original intent of the day, one cannot forget them.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
As you are all well aware of, tomorrow is the day that we chose to either 1) keep our country or 2) destroy it with a quickness. I do not believe that I need to state which side of that I am on.