I found our flag a hangin’ On a small town general store. It was faded and ragged, A thing we do deplore. But when I saw the owner Asittin’ on that front porch, I knew why it flew there For he was a man of yore. Beneath his rolled up shirt sleeve, An arm of […]
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Marines with Marine Rotational Force Darwin run with logs over their shoulders alongside infantry platoons from the Tongan Defence Service and the French Armed Forces New Caledonia during a log-run competition as part of Exercise Tafakula 2013 at Taliai Military Camp, Kingdom of Tonga. Photo by LCpl Nathan Knapke. marines.com
Cpl. Tahachee Appodaca, a Wasco, Calif., native and platoon sergeant with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, orders his Marines to push forward during company-sized assault training, as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2013, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013. During […]
Reconnaissance Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response and paratroopers with the Spanish army descend to their objective at Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 13, 2013, after jumping from an MV-22 Osprey during Exercise Bronze Sword 13.1. Photo by Cpl Michael Petershim. marines.com
Sgt Julie Nicholson, Female Engagement Team leader, Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, shakes hands with an Afghan child during a mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nicholson’s team conducts searches of Afghan women and children and gains information from the women who are not permitted to interact with men outside of their families.
When clouds are gray and lowering And fog obscures the plain, I sometimes think I catch a sight Of seabags in the rain. I know it is a vision Too ethereal to last, But it brings a wisp of sadness And a haunting from the past. We had come ashore at Inchon In Nineteen Fifty-Two— […]