Never Forget: The Korea War Battle of the Hook Was Awful

by Warfare History Network Key point: Many lives were lost as the two sides slugged it out over small patches of land. These battles raged even as the diplomats tried to find a truce. Peering intently through a telescope, General Lemuel C. Shepherd, the commandant of the Marine Corps, scanned the shell-pocked Korean terrain in front of … Read More

The Fire Fight At Phu Long

By: Larry Carl Lay: This is how I remember it: The Skipper The days and nights of the incessant monsoons slowly warmed to the tropical spring. By early February, our clothes and our 782 gear had finally begun to dry after three months of almost continuous rain. Water-wrinkled hands and feet returned to normal. The … Read More

1-7 Urban Lane Training

U.S. Marines with Animal Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division prepare for force on force training during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-19 at Range 220 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 19, 2019. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready … Read More

Thank A Soldier Program honors Sgt. Jacob Ready of Southbury

Mary Korsu, Co-Chair of the Thank A Soldier Program, presented a monetary note of thanks to Sgt. Jacob Ready of Southbury.  Sgt. Ready joined the USMC on December 7,2015, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  He went to bootcamp at MCRD in Parris Island, South Carolina, and shortly after was assigned to Camp Lejeune in North … Read More

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