Marines; HEROES You Would Never Have Guessed

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 3:31 pm

Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76, which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 ) His death reminded me of the following story.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service  (USMC). Nothing else.  Here's  a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer:

I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his Corps experiences.

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Look Closely at the Marine Helicopter

Friday 07 January 2011 at 10:09 pm

Look closely do you see it?

Keep looking..

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Raptors Devlivered to Langley AFB

Sunday 02 January 2011 at 11:01 am

These are great in-flight photos of the F/A-22 as the first Aircraft Delivery was being made to Langley AFB in Va. Langley is to be first Operational for the F/A-22. It is a very Beautiful AFB, located in a picturesque location, as you can see in these photos, near Norfolk and Hampton, Va.

The Aircraft flying along with the F/A-22 in the last of these photos is F-15,which will be replaced by the F/A-22 which is several times better than the F-15.

In Actual In-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, two F/A-22's were able to operate without detection while it went Head to Head against (8) F-15's. The F/A-22's scored Missile Hits (Kills) against all the F-15 Aircraft and the F/A-22's were never Detected by either the F-15's or Ground Based Radar.

Maj. Gen. Rick Lewis said: "The Raptor Operated Against All Adversaries with Virtual Impunity; Ground Based Systems Couldn't Engage and NO Adversary Aircraft Survived"!!!

F/A-22-- America 's Most Advanced Fighter Aircraft for the 21st Century!!!! They're a titanium and carbon fiber dagger. They're so advanced that if their on-board locator is switched off even our own satellites can lose track of them. They're the first military aircraft ever built that is equipped with a "black-out button". What that means is this ... The best conditioned fighter pilots are capable of maintaining consciousness up to in the vicinity of 15+ G. The Raptor is capable of making 22+ G. turns.

If some day an adversary builds a missile that is capable of catching up to one of these airplanes and a Raptor pilot sees that a strike is imminent, he hits the "b.o.b." and the airplane makes a virtual U-turn, leaving the missile to pass right on by. They know that in the process he'll temporarily lose consciousness, so the Raptor then automatically comes back to straight and level flight until he wakes back up.
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Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner

Sunday 02 January 2011 at 10:37 am

Marine Corps Seeks Correct 21st Century Balance

Sunday 02 January 2011 at 10:16 am

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 - The Marine Corps needs to be like a middleweight boxer –- agile, quick and deadly, the commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command said here today.

Speaking to the Defense Writers' Group, Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn noted that the Marine Corps has the mission to be America's expeditionary force in readiness.

"A middleweight fighter has to have a knockout punch," the general said. "But I also don't think a middleweight should go 15 rounds with a heavyweight."

Finding the right balance to define what the Corps should look like and what capabilities it should contain is Flynn's mission. "It means that we are going to be truly expeditionary -- that we can go wherever we need to go today, not tomorrow, and that we put a premium on readiness," he said.

"A crisis response force does all the things you see the Marine Corps do right now," he told the group, from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan to providing aid to Pakistan, to helping countries in Africa, South America and Asia. The Marine Corps is taking the lessons of 10 years of war to heart, he added.

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Sunday 02 January 2011 at 09:56 am

This brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, sits just outside its hangar in Toulouse , France without a single hour of airtime.

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Sunday 02 January 2011 at 09:39 am

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in  France  in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all  US  
military out of  France  as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

DeGaulle did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

When in  England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of  Canterbury  if our plans for  Iraq  were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.
He answered by saying, "Over the years, the  United States  has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders.  The only amount of land we have ever asked for
in return is enough to bury those that did not

could have heard a pin drop.

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