Lewis Puller enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1918 at the age of twenty. That day he and the Corps formed a bond that would forever link them together in history. "Chesty" received his nickname for his barrel chest, but he became a legend in his own time while serving valiantly in Haiti, Nicaragua, the Pacific during WW2, and Korea. His record of earning five Navy Crosses for valor has never been matched, nor has his place in Marine Corps history as one of the finest combat officers ever. Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day -- Thank A Veteran

Memorial Day is upon us once again, it is the time of year when people begin to enjoy the summer by cooking out and reuniting with friends and family. It is also a day and weekend when Americans remember those that have fought and died for the freedom we all enjoy.

Occasionally when all the cooking out, drinking, and family fun starts, we forget those that have protected our right to do all these things. We all get overworked, tired, and caught up in the trials of everyday life and people overlook the real reason we have this special weekend.

The true reason for Memorial Day should not be forgotten.

Remember this weekend the sacrifices others have made, the two wars currently being fought, and the veterans that surround us in everyday life. Thank a veteran this weekend, pray for our soldiers and their families, and enjoy your family and the blessings our soldiers have provided us with.

Below are a few pictures and cartoons to help celebrate this Memorial Day, Enjoy!

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Looking Back: Vietnam War Memorial portrait by Ann Stuurman, The Three Soldiers

 Tomb of the Unknowns

The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are graced by U.S. flags each Memorial Day.

The USMC Memorial commemorates The Flag Raising on Iwo Jima

Thank a Veteran this weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Eugene Sledge -- Interview and Video

Eugene Sledge

The video below takes a look at the life of WWII veteran Eugene Sledge. It features interviews with Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, actor Joe Mazzello and the team behind the HBO miniseries "The Pacific."

Joe Mazzello as "Sledgehammer"

The recording below is a cool interview with Joe Mazzello, he talks about playing Eugene Sledge, meeting Sledge's family, the mental strain all the actors went through after production, and about actor Rami Malek, who played "Snafu" in HBO's The Pacific.

Don't leave here without listening to this, it's very interesting!

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

God Bless You Sledge!

Monday, May 10, 2010

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