Adm. Nimitz – 136th Birthday & USMC Raiders

Pacific Paratrooper

Pacific War Museum, Nimitz statue

Chester W. Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885 – and today would have been his 136th birthday. The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg. Texas because Nimitz grew up here and he was a major figure in the U.S. victory over Japan in WWII.

Nimitz reached the pinnacle of naval leadership when he was promoted to the 5-star rank of Fleet Admiral in late 1944. As the Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Area, heledmore than two million men and women, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes in the Pacific Theater.

Adm. Nimitz at the “Old Texas Roundup”


He was known to be a congenial and accessible leader and that sailors loved and respected him. He is pictured here at the “Old Texas Roundup” speaking to his guests - sailors, soldiers and Marines who hailed from Texas. The barbeque was held on…

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The Albanian Sniper Squad in Syria and Their Weapons

THE ALBANIAN SNIPER SQUAD IN SYRIA AND THEIR WEAPONS

 

Good read.

There is a multitude of information to be gleamed from the conflict in Syria.

Urban Guerilla Sniping v3.0

 

12 Military Novels That Need to be Adapted into Movies or TV Series

12 Military Movies and TV Shows That We Desperately Need Right Now

 

Off the top of my head I would also add: Outlaw Platoon, Roughneck Nine-One, The Lion’s Gate  and Not a Good Day to Die.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

The Bad Ass Files: Michael Thornton, US Navy

Petty Officer Michael Thornton: Quite Possibly the Baddest Man in the Entire World

 

This man is so bad that in the words of Gunnery Sgt. Highway (Heartbreak Ridge):

“He can eat concertina wire and piss napalm and put a round through a fleas ass at 200 meters.”

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

In Memoriam: Dorothy Schmidt Cole

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

And Now for some news that really matters…

Instead of reading about traitorous communist that hate their country, Let’s all celebrate the life of a woman who dedicated her life to defending an ideal bigger than herself.

Semper Fi Mrs. Cole.

This Country owes you a Debt of Gratitude we will never be able to repay.