This is a bit of escapism from the format found on previous pages. Here you'll find a potpouri of information, humor and links to sites of interest. And, if you've got an idea of your own you'd like to see in print: "Just send it in" and we'll try to accomodate its inclusion here. Now, read on and enjoy!


From the Grave, A Marine's Voice Recovered - New York Times Article of 11/10/02
--After reading the above article, listen to NPR's Recording of L/Cpl Michael Baronowski, as his " grainy voice spoke across the decades from barracks and bunkers" just before his death amidst the 'snot' of the Vietnam War.

U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Corps Museum
Marine Corps Association
Marine Corps League
2nd Marine Division - 2nd Marine Division Association
6th Marine Regiment
Brief History of the 6th Marines
Rocks & Shoals - Pre-curser to the UCMJ
U.S. Marine Raiders - Official Page
The Code Talker Story
USMC Recruit Depots: Parris Island, SC ; San Diego, CA
Naval & Marine Military Crisis Responses 1950 -1989
Solant Amities II, III AND IV
Jarhead Jargon
Request For Your Military Records: Standard Form 180
Marines Sentries: Inside the Whitehouse


Video of Vogelegsang's SolantAmityI experience.
Video of Graham County's SolantAmity I experience.

Amphibious Fleet of Tomorrow
Naval & Marine Military Crisis Responses 1950 -1989
Ship's Bell Soundings: What do they mean?
Naval Special Warfare
Gas n' Go Fleet


Marine Corps Gazette
Leatherneck Magazine
Surface Navy Association


Civil War Pictures
USMC Museum Dinner for Fallen Marines: Remembering"


Semper Fi Fund - Provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Vietnam Veterans' Virtual Wall Memorial - A by-State search tool.
Veterans Contact List
Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room - At Syracuse Hancock International Airport. A refuge for military personnel in transit.
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination - Veterans and family residing at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1Aug53 - 31Dec87 may be eligible for VA health benefits for 15 conditions, the result of possible exposure to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affair: Benefits Rate Tables
Agent Orange Issue:
VA News Release [March 2010]
..........Agent Orange Fast Track Fact Sheet [March 2010]


Gunfighting - Difference between Marine and Naval
Gulf War - Episode II
Navy Catch & Release Program



Preferred Marine Corps Approach
Naval Department Approach

1 . Bring a gun. Preferably, two. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2 . No handgun fight with a weapon the caliber of which does not start with at least a "4," as in .45 or 40mm.
3 . Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.
4 . Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
5 . The faster you finish the fight, the less you will be shot at.
. Have a plan.
7 . Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
8 . If close enough, watch their hands. Hands kill; "Keep your hands where I can see them!"
9. Don't drop your guard.
10. Always cheat. Always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
11. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
12. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
13. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
14. Move away from your attacker. Distance, lateral and diagonal movements are your friends.
15. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading or running.
16. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
17. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
18. Most combat shooting depends upon more on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
19 . Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is not.
20. If killed with your own gun, it should be empty and you beaten to death.
21. Best option for personal security: a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
23. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
24. In ten years, no one will remember the details of caliber, stance or tactics. They will remember who lived.

1. Go to Sea

2. Bring REALLY big guns.

3. Fire from as great a distance as possible.

4. Being isolated: conserve food, energy and ballistic resources.

4. Send the Marines

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