Category Every Conflict

Why We Remember

. . I remember my friends who did not survive the crucible of combat; I remember them every single day. My request for you is this: let this be a solemn holiday for us all; it is not too much to ask.

In the history of our Corps

I have been somewhat remiss in publishing “In the History of our Corps,” but I will try to do better in the future. Here is the scoop for the month of May, courtesy as always from the Marine Corps Historical Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps. 2 May 1946: Marines from Treasure Island Marine Barracks, under the […]

Once and for all —Marines

Today, we are celebrating the 240th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps 10 November 1775 — 10 November 2015. .

A Different Christmas Poem

Hat tip: My friend Tom

Merry Christmas, My Friend

by James M. Schmidt T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one-bedroom house made of plaster & stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give And to see just who in this home did live As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see, No tinsel, […]


It was late in the afternoon at Marine Aviation Training Support Group-33 when a female Petty Officer First Class entered through the front hatch. She looked confused and somewhat distraught. Only a few seconds passed before the Marine Noncommissioned Officer approached the sailor and asked, “May I help you ma’am?” The nametag on her blouse […]

Fog of War

I have heard people reject military service as one of the least valuable of human endeavors. In my experience, these people are left-leaning elitists that would never place themselves in harms way for another human being, or any cause or idea more important than themselves. They are only capable of living in the comfort and […]