Bad Ass Files: Chesty Puller, USMC Gunslinger

CONSUMMATE MARINE CHESTY PULLER, .45 IN HAND!

 

Really well done mini-bio of one of my personal heroes.

Semper Fi Chesty!

Using The Garrote – The USMC Way

Using The Garrote – The USMC Way

 

A garrote is not a bad improvised weapon to have stuck back in your arsenal seeing that you are willing to put in the time for the training.

Making a wire garrote is easy.

Some Piano wire, two large wooden or metal dowels wrapped with grip tape and some kind of leather bracelet for protection and you are in business.

Prepare and Train Accordingly.

The Bad Ass Files: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly, USMC

A War Hero: SgtMaj. Daniel Joseph Daly

 

Sergeant Major Daly is perhaps best remembered for a famous battle cry delivered during the desperate fighting in Belleau Wood in June 1918. Marines took a terrific pounding on the outskirts of Lucy le Bocage (“Lucy Birdcage” to the American Expeditionary Forces) at the fringe of Belleau Wood. They were outnumbered, outgunned, and pinned down. 1stSgt Daly ordered an attack. Leaping forward, he yelled to his tired men, “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

 

 

 

In Memoriam: The Beirut Barracks Bombings

On This Day in History — The Beirut Barracks Bombings

 

Two suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team – BLT 1/8), the death toll were 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Armed Forces since the first day of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, the deadliest single terrorist attack on American citizens in general prior to the September 11 attacks, and the deadliest single terrorist attack on American citizens overseas.

 

Know Your WW2 History: Assault on Tulagi – Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2

“The Marine landings had caught the crack Japanese soldiers completely flat-footed. They were hardly prepared to defend their posts, let alone the island.” By Carole Engle Avriett SHORTLY BEFORE 3 a.m. on Aug. 7, 1942… The post Assault on Tulagi — Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2 appeared first on MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

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