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, August 26, 2011

Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL

Labrador retriever Hawkeye lies down with a sigh at funeral of his owner.

Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind. Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the end, reported CBS.

Read The Rest Of The Story -- Here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead T-Shirts

Sunday May 1st, 2011 was a significant marker for the United States in our quest for closure from the events of 9/11. Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the attacks on the World Trade Center, was killed by US Forces under the guidance of President Obama. This historic moment cannot repair the thousands of families shattered by those terrorist attacks, but this justice can at least give us a bit of satisfaction in the completion of a long overdue task.

Artists from around the world have come together to celebrate this moment through designs on t-shirts, hats, mugs, and more. See below for products that commemorate the occasion. Order with the code BINLADENGONE for 10% off your purchase and Zazzle will donate 10% of your order total to the Yellow Ribbon Fund to help injured service members and their families.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vintage Marine Corps Recruiting Posters

The United States Marine Corps has been kicking ass since 1775. The Marine Corps has a long proud history and has been fighting for freedom since the day it was founded.

Celebrate Marine Corps history with one of these digitally restored vintage posters from The War Is Hell Store!

Semper Fi

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Against Marine's Father

I kind of thought they might rule against the father of fallen Marine Matthew Snyder, it sucks that it happened this way. The courts don't always rule the way we wish they would.

Matthew Snyder and his family don't deserve this and no family should have to suffer at the hands of crazy nut-job protesters at a funeral.

 What a dick!

All we can do is honor Matthew Snyder and know that he and his brothers in arms died, so that free speech is truly free.

(CBS) The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father's pain over jeering protests at his Marine son's funeral must yield to U.S. Constitutional protections for free speech, ending a lawsuit against the church. It was five years ago tomorrow that Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was killed in a Humvee accident in Iraq. He was 20 years old. Speaking from York, Pa., his father, Albert, spoke about the ruling with CBS News anchor Katie Couric. READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE

Albert Snyder Responds

Honor Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder and Read More About His Life

Monday, February 14, 2011

Chesty Puller Pictures

More pictures of the Marines' Marine -- General Lewis Chesty Puller.

Chesty Puller as a young Marine

Lewis Puller aboard the USS Augusta

Chesty Puller being awarded one of his Navy Cross Medals from General OP Smith

Puller in Nicaragua 1931

General Puller at Parris Island 1956

Many of these photos came from the book
Chesty -- The Story Of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC

I can't stress how good this book is. If you want to learn about Chesty, it is a MUST READ!

Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eight Badass Veterans

Just read this great little article by Matt Ufford. He talks about eight badass veterans that the common folk probably don't know by name.

It is a must read. Bonus, it's funny also!

Read It Here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Major Dick Winters Dead At 92

Richard "Dick" Winters, World War Two hero and the central figure for the HBO miniseries Band Of Brothers, died on January 2.

Winters was a true leader, the kind of officer who was looked up to by his men. If any man ever deserved the attention and accolades he received, it was Dick Winters.

Band Of Brothers producer, Tom Hanks, said of Winters, "Dick Winters volunteered to go to war, leading paratroopers into unknown, yet certain, dangers. He led by both command and example; his wartime philosophy was simple -- 'Follow me.'"

Here is a brief bio --

Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.

Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and eventually into Germany. Later in the war, Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the end of hostilities Winters was discharged from the army and returned to civilian life, working in New Jersey.

 Major Richard "Dick" Winters' Awards and Ribbons.

In 1951, during the Korean War, Winters was recalled to the Army from the inactive list and briefly served as a regimental planning and training officer on staff at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Although issued orders for deployment, he was not sent to Korea. After his discharge he worked at a few different jobs before founding his own company and selling farming products.

Winters was featured in a number of books and was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers by Damian Lewis. He was a regular guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He retired in 1997. Read More Here.

 God Bless You Major Winters, Rest In Peace.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chesty Puller's 3rd Navy Cross Citation

NAVY CROSS ( 2nd Gold Star)
Rank and Service: Lieutenant Colonel , U.S. Marine Corps (03158)
Organization: 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
Conflict: World War II
Date of Action: 24 to 25 October 1942
Place of Action: Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands
Authorized by: The Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

 Citation: For extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of the First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division, during the action against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal , Solomon Islands , on the night of 24 to 25 October 1942. While Lieutenant Colonel Puller's battalion was holding a mile-long front in a heavy downpour of rain, a Japanese force, superior in number, launched a vigorous assault against that position of the line which passed through a dense jungle. Courageously withstanding the enemy's desperate and determined attacks, Lieutenant Colonel Puller not only held his battalion to its position until reinforcements arrived three hours later, but also effectively commanded the augmented force until late in the afternoon of the next day. By his tireless devotion to duty and cool judgment under fire, he prevented a hostile penetration of our lines and was largely responsible for the successful defense of the sector assigned to his troops.
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