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This is a great article showing you behind the curtain of every deployed warrior on who you can and cannot trust. It reminds me of a time in Helmand Province where we had ANA (Afg Natl Army) embedded within our... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at One Marine's View
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This is an interesting article that peers into a view many are not accustomed to. I spose it’s easy to watch a news cast and believe every single thing about it, especially if you have little or no experience in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at One Marine's View
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I was able to attend Marty Horn's funeral service and pay tribute to a great American, soldier, selfless contributer, husband,father and brother. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at One Marine's View
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If you didn’t realize from some of my posts, I am a big supporter of the charity www.anysoldier.com. You can read here how AnySoldier began. Starting back in 2003, during my first deployment, I was contacted by this happy go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at One Marine's View
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Sgt. Rafael Peralta. Do you think his events rate the Medal of Honor? I have read, reread and read again the events pertaining to Sgt. Rafael Peralta award citation of the Navy Cross. In my humble opinion the Marine rates... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at One Marine's View
During deployments, I would tell young Marines who are a bit “nervous” especially after the first time they were shot at, hit with and IED, or heard the sound mortars make when they impact near you in your forward operating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at One Marine's View
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This is a small snap shot of one day during one of my deployments (Oct 11, 2005). It’s interesting to look back and I can remember it like yesterday. The smells, the feeling of the dirt, the long deployment continuing.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at One Marine's View
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Need a laugh for the day? Hollywood actors speaking politics. Seriously? As if your overpaid actor self somehow automatically validates your authority on politics and demand /expect people to act on what you say. You are an actor. You are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at One Marine's View
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Sgt Peralta is a warrior more Americans should know about. Especially those ungrateful in America, they need a reminder there are young heroes throughout our military branches who love America and their fellow warrior so much they give their lives... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at One Marine's View
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You might be cool, but you will never be Len Dawson cool, smoking a cigar and having a beer on the sidelines during the very first Super Bowl in 1967. Up front, I’m still shaking my head as a Cowboy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at One Marine's View
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I recently did a post here about the spicy debate between Senator Chuck Schumer & Senator Tom Cotton. You may be familiar with Schumer but Cotton is veteran, no a warrior who has been in our footsteps and chewed the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at One Marine's View
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As I mentioned here, AirForce birds and air support is awesome, although like A10s, AirForce pilots tend to hit friendlies occasionally (more than other branches & at least from what I saw in Iraq & Afg.) Dropping high explosive ordinance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at One Marine's View
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Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. In his statement, he speaks of hiring refugees not only in America but in many of his stores worldwide. Let’s get that clear. One smart move could have been to address the thousands of homeless vets in America and offer them jobs or for that fact, the hundreds of thousands of unemployed current citizens in all the countries that has starbucks coffee shops. Starbucks “says” they support veterans, why, to get your donations. https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/veterans Sure, starbucks has made the claim that they would hire vets (back in 2014) but didn't even come close to hireing the true numbers of vets it said it would. "Schultz (Starbucks CEO) has long been vocal about his political beliefs. He endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president in September and reportedly would have been Clinton's pick for secretary of labor had she won the election". But no, this was a direct retaliation attack on President Trumps recent “travel ban” and yet another Starbucks cry baby move that screams “Anti American”. I should tell you, starbucks coffee has really loss my interest about 10 years ago. They never really were the “holy grail” of coffee for me anyway. I know a couple of Marine Gunnery Sergeants that can make a wicked cup of joe and guess what? It doesn’t cost freaking $5. This from a recently deployed Marine: Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee. Sgt. Howard C. Wright 1st Force Recon Co 1st Plt PLT The Starbucks corporation is helbound on “coffee” world domination. When a starbucks opens up near a “local” coffee shop, they quickly put them out of business because of their buying power. They also are a fad that mainly cry baby Hollywood actors go to get their coffee. Do you? Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971. As of November 2016, it operates 23,768 locations worldwide, including 13,107 in the United States, 2,204 in China, 1,418 in Canada, 1,160 in Japan and 872 in South Korea. I guess I’m just tired of this monster “coffee” corporation who is aiming for a monopoly on coffee worldwide, is big enough to dabble in politics, continue to make anti-American moves and cries when it doesn’t get its way. BatDad agrees! If you happen to check it out, since this cry baby coffee corporation made the statement of hiring refugees, their stock has continued to sink as of Jan 31, 2017. Shocker..... guess they didn't figure on the true Americans deciding to go elsewhere. Instead of going to buy yourself an overpriced, dorked up cup of coffee at starbucks filled with “I don’t get my way tears” why not try some of these veteran coffee companies? http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/ http://rangercoffee.com/ https://alpha.coffee/ There will be some out there that may disagree with me and say “are you kidding me, starbucks is saving the world” and I would tell you are brainwashed, you probably don't drink enough water and need to get your coffee somewhere else. Try it, I bet it doesn’t cost you $5 and tastes better. But that’s just One Marines View….#BoycottStarbucks Time for a C-Gar Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at BlackFive
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Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations. In his statement, he speaks of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at One Marine's View
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For those that didn't read One Marines View back in 2004, I did a few deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan to sexy really nice places like Ramadi and Helmand Province. Not so fun places but hey, we are Marines and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at One Marine's View
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A10S, YA, THEY ARE BAD ASS, and the distinct sound they make (especially when low) gives you the same feeling of a screaching Bald Eagle.....Merica! Although, they have a problem distinguishing between bad guys and Maries because they released holy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at One Marine's View
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"New York Deomcratic Senator Chuck Schumer rarely shies away from confrontation. He’s no stranger to the spotlight, and specializes in offering up media friendly soundbites. Now, as the Senate Minority Leader, he’s got an even stronger platform. Yet he may... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at One Marine's View
Riiiiiight aaaaaaaabout now, the military officials in the Pentagon are realizing there is a momentum shift and also a new sheriff in town. Gen Mattis aka The Secretary of "Offense" arrived early Saturday morning at the Pentagon to begin work.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at One Marine's View