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!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Salvatore Giunta Awarded Medal Of Honor At White House

Today Staff Sergeant Sal Guinta became the first living member of the United States Military to be awarded the Medal Of Honor since 1976.

President Obama awarded America's highest honor during a White House ceremony in front of Giunta's family members, brothers in arms, and other Medal Of Honor Recipients.

Today I thought we would honor Guinta and the men he served with.

Below are some pictures and links honoring these fine military heroes.

 President Obama awarding the Medal Of Honor to Salvatore Giunta.

Giunta's company commander Captain Dan Kearney.

Squad Leader Erick Gallardo was pulled to safety by Giunta. Gallardo was later awarded the Silver Star for heroism.

Spec. Hugo Mendoza, was fatally wounded at the beginning of the ambush. His funeral photos can be found here.

Giunta pulled Sergeant Joshua Brennan away from his Taliban captures. Brennan later died in the arms of his military brothers. Watch Josh Brennan's tribute video here.

Monument to the fallen heroes of the Korangal Valley. R.I.P.

Sergeant Giunta's Medal Of Honor Ceremony.

This video tells the story of Salvatore Giunta and the men he fought with during the Korangal Valley Ambush.

More Info and Pics of Salvatore Giunta here.

Thank You For Your Sacrifice,
America Will Not Forget!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day and Happy Birthday General Patton

Today we celebrate and remember the brave men and women who have fought and died for our freedom. We thanks each and everyone of you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Today is also the birthday of General George S. Patton, one of the greatest leaders to ever wear the uniform. God bless you sir and Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday General, This Cake Is For You And All The Proud Veterans Who Have Served!

I'll leave you today with the words of another great American.

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” -- Abraham Lincoln

God Bless!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Captain Dale Dye Talks About HBO'S "The Pacific"

Even if you don't know who Captain Dale Dye, USMC (Ret.) is -- and you darned well ought to know who he is -- you've seen the actors he's trained and the movies and TV projects he's held to his particular high standards.

When you see an interview or a DVD bonus feature in which the pretty young star of a war movie has complained about their pre-shoot boot camp and how without that boot camp, they never would have been able to get into character, to properly do justice to our men and women in uniform, odds are that that boot camp was run by Captain Dye.

Military advisor on films ranging from "Platoon" to "Saving Private Ryan" to "Band of Brothers" to "Tropic Thunder," Dye has become the go-to veteran for directors ranging from Steven Spielberg to Oliver Stone to Brian DePalma. He doesn't just know his stuff on an intellectual level. He lived it, earning multiple Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.

His most recent gig was on HBO's "The Pacific," where he put the stars, including James Badge Dale, John Seda and Joe Mazzello, through the paces necessary to do justice to the First Marine Division and their campaign through the Pacific front.

Read the rest of this article by Daniel Fienberg -- Here on HitFix.
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