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Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch. YA 956.7 POPADITCH.

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch. YA 956.7 POPADITCH.

Marine Corps

Marine Corps

Grandfather, grandson serve in same battalion 50 years apart.  Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather.   “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow.”  Richard Ferry, Benjamin’s grandfather, is a Marine combat veteran who served with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in the Korean War, fighting in Inchon and at the Chosin Reservoir.

Grandfather, grandson serve in same battalion 50 years apart. Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather. “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow.” Richard Ferry, Benjamin’s grandfather, is a Marine combat veteran who served with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in the Korean War, fighting in Inchon and at the Chosin Reservoir.

FREEDOM will last as long... as its people's WILL is to DEFEND IT. /ss

FREEDOM will last as long... as its people's WILL is to DEFEND IT. /ss

SACRIFICE! First Lieutenant Sam Brown <3   link to his story (this is REAL disfiguration, not the prettied version they show on Army Wives...)

Burn Victim Sam Brown Treated With Virtual-Reality Video Game SnowWorld

SACRIFICE! First Lieutenant Sam Brown <3 link to his story (this is REAL disfiguration, not the prettied version they show on Army Wives...)

Always a good read, but I was hoping for a storybook ending where the good guys win.

Always a good read, but I was hoping for a storybook ending where the good guys win.

DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Harris, U.S. Marine Corps

DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Harris, U.S. Marine Corps

"The first book ever to explore the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, Partners in Command eloquently tackles a subject that has eluded historians for years. As Mark Perry charts the crucial impact of this duo on victory in World War II and later as they lay the foundation for triumph in the Cold War, he shows us an unlikely, complex collaboration..."

"The first book ever to explore the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, Partners in Command eloquently tackles a subject that has eluded historians for years. As Mark Perry charts the crucial impact of this duo on victory in World War II and later as they lay the foundation for triumph in the Cold War, he shows us an unlikely, complex collaboration..."

We were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam by Harold G. Moore, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679411585/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kvfAqb1MW4VA3

We were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam by Harold G. Moore, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679411585/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kvfAqb1MW4VA3

Veteran Marine Raider meets one of the first Marines to be called a Raider since the 1940s. So much valor in one photo.

Veteran Marine Raider meets one of the first Marines to be called a Raider since the 1940s. So much valor in one photo.

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