Marines are trained in the use of their equipment to ensure accuracy and the defeat of our enemies.
Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 19.2 prepare an M252 81 mm mortar for practice and precision of use. (@USMCFEA photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros) ...
If your 1SG have this haircut, you are 150% more likely to beat the traffic because it will be 1930 before you're released and everyone else has already gone home. ...
It is 8:30 a.m. on September 15, 1944 as the Marines of King Company churn onto Peleliu. Vehicle exhaust, gun smoke, and burning vegetation choke the air as Japanese artillery and mortars pound the pre-sighted beaches.
Machine gun bullets rip across the sand as Eugene Sledge, in his baptism of fire, trails veteran R.V. Burgin.
Sent to capture Peleliu’s airfield from an enemy of unknown strength, the men of K-3-5 and their brothers of the 1st Marine Division know they are in the fight of their lives. But, for now, only one thought echoes through their minds: Get off the beach!
75 years ago today, the Battle of Peleliu began. It would prove to be one of the most vicious and costly battles of the war, with around 20,000 plus casualties on both sides. Read my post from 5 days ago (2 posts from this one) for an in-depth analysis on the battle.
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