Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stark Observation

"Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat."

-- Rear Admiral "Jay" R. Stark

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In Remembrance of Sgt William Stacey

"My death did not change the world; it may be tough for you to justify its meaning at all. But there is a greater meaning to it. Perhaps I did not change the world. Perhaps there is still injustice in the world. But there will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home country to come to his. And this child will learn in the new schools that have been built. He will walk his streets not worried about whether or not his leader's henchmen are going to come and kidnap him. He will grow into a fine man who will pursue every opportunity his heart could desire. He will have the gift of freedom, which I have enjoyed for so long. If my life buys the safety of a child who will one day change this world, then I know that it was all worth it.

Semper Fidelis means always faithful. Always faithful to God, Country and Corps. Always faithful to the principles and beliefs that guided me into the service. And on that day in October when I placed my hand on a bible and swore to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, I meant it."

--Sgt William C. Stacey, age 23
killed by an IED in Afghanistan on January 31, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Marines Take Boxing Championship Away from Army

For the past 20 years, the U.S. Army Boxing Team has been the All Armed Forces Boxing Team Champions. However, that came to an end Friday night (2/3/2012) when Marine Sergeant Dejesus Gardner defeated Army Sergeant Marvin Carey. Congratulations to all the winners! Ooh-Rah!

Fatal Explosion in Military Housing Area

One person has died and two others are hospitalized with injuries after an explosion related to the propane distribution system erupted in the military housing area near the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Coleville, CA. The blast happened around 21:00 on Friday night. Multiple structures were damaged. There are 38 families that have been temporarily relocated. It is unknown at this time what ignited the propane. The incident is under investigation.