Military stories from past to present, both wars.

The Adventures of a Marine

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

One of the finest Officers I have ever worked with has taken a position over in Kenya.  He is an excellent writer and here is his first update.  Captain Alex Martin, USMC Officer and a man of the world... S/F Taco   Hey friends...an ...

USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy at Quantico VA (SLCDA) July 21-27th of 2013.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

  USMC Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy at Quantico VA (SLCDA) July 21-27th of 2013. There are kids out there who are starved and I don’t mean in the pit of their stomachs (there are many of those sadly) but kids ...

Happy Birthday Marines…

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 4 Comments »

"Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings, I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it were some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like ...

A true Marine Leader…”Otis”

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

  LtCol Chris "Otis" Raible and Sgt Brad Atwell, died last week in the attacks at Camp Bastion.  There was intel/rumor floating around about his (Otis's) last actions and I published this before there was solid word on his final hours ...

So that they are never forgotten

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 Posted in Military, The SandGram v1.0 | 4 Comments »

I have a great friend, a former Sgt in the Marine Corps named Marcus Penn, who asked if I could write something about Memorial Day for him over at YouServed. Frankly, I am honored to be able to contribute a ...

All hands, looking for Carl John Carlson USMC (NOW FOUND!!)

Friday, April 30th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 17 Comments »

Carl John Carlson, and the case of the missing sword. This is one helluva story and so many things are floating around out there about it, so I wanted to write a short piece to clarify and set the record straight ...

”DyyyynnnnoooooMIGHT!!!!!!”

Thursday, April 27th, 2006 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 38 Comments »

You really take for granted the emotions a young man or woman feels when they join the military. I mean, from where we are in life, a 3-year commitment is nothing. Know what I mean, time flies by. Most of ...