• Petty Officer Marines Japanese Iwo
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    Iwo jim a is an eight square-mile island of sulfuric sand and volcanic ash. It is 700 miles south of Tokyo. The Japanese put radar stations on Iwo to warn of approaching B-29's which regularly flew right over it on bombing runs to Japan. The Japs also had fighter planes on the two airstrips. Alot of young Marines en route to the beaches of Iwo were amazed at the firepower and damage inflicted on the island by the Navy's battleships and planes. They thought that there wouldn't be any Japanese lef...
  • Making The Corps Boot Camp
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    Thomas Ricks, author of "Making the Corps", gives a description about the United States Marine Corps' basic military training. The book's main focal point is Platoon 3086 at Parris Island, S. C. , in 1995. Their story is about their eleven weeks boot camp training to become a full-fledged marine. Mr. Ricks writes about what separates the marines from American society, he writes how the Marine Corps differ from other branches of the Unites States military, as well as life after boot camp. How th...
  • Halo The Flood Pillar Of Autumn
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    Edward Mai #22 01/21/05 HALO: The Flood By William C. Dietz Today I am going to tell you about a great book I read lately. It is called HALO: The Flood. The Flood is based on the award-winning Xbox game, Halo. This book was interesting because it tells the story through several different perspectives. Some of the perspectives include: the super-soldier, Master Chief, an alien, another alien, a sergeant, and a few soldiers. Although some new character perspectives are introduced in some chapters...
  • Grandpas Lap Safe Place
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    01/26/02 Grandpa's Lap She seems to be at ease. Her face was completely consumed by her smile. She was in what felt like a safe place. Grandpa's lap always felt like a safe place. He was her hero. He would protect her from anything and everything that may come her way. He was a brave warrior who would take on the world for her if he had to. He smelled of Old Spice and cheap c having cream. It was a comfortable smell. It was the kind of smell that made her want to curl up next to him. She would ...
  • Marine Corps Uniform In The 21st Century
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    The Marine Corps Commandant General James L. Jones wants to lead the Marines into the 21 st century with a new camouflage utility uniform. You may ask, why do the Marines need to differentiate their uniform from other branches; or why do the Marines need a new utility uniform at all. The answer to these questions can be summed up in two words: Forward Movement. Some Marines are having difficulties with the changes that have occurred as well as the changes that are coming. On 1 May 2000 General ...
  • Survival Of The Marine Corps
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    SURVIVAL OF THE MARINE CORPS The Marine Corps historical characteristics after the Civil War could be based in part on survivability and the need for the Marine Corps to prove its worth to the United States as a Military Force. The Marine Corps part in the Civil War had been small and not altogether impressive. Both the Army and the Navy did not regard the Marine Corps as useful. This paper will in effect touch on the Marine Corps history from after the Civil War to World War I. It will then con...
  • Iwo Jima Men James Marines
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    FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS BY: JAMES BRADLEY Throughout school, many students come in contact with the picture of the six marines raising the American flag in the battle of Iwo Jima. The students also know this picture as a statue that was made to honor all of those that were lost in this tragic battle. James Bradley wanted to change how people looked at this picture or statue. He wanted to give each marine a name to go along with the hand or face that is seen in the picture. James, when writing the b...
  • Leadership By Explanation Example
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    "In order to be a good leader, there are two things to remember. Lead from the Front and always set the Example. From these two leadership principles, everything else will fall into place." These are the words that have ended all of my counseling sheets with since I began writing them as a Corporal and will continue to do as long as I counsel Marines. I was brought up in the Marine Corps with this philosophy and have adopted it as my own. Leading from the front is often times one of the leadersh...
  • Captain Everett P Pope Usmc
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    5 January 2002 EVERETT P. POPE Captain Everett P. Pope was born on 16 July 1919 in Milton, Massachusetts and joined the Marine Corps while living in that state. He currently resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is a living recipient of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor for his valiant leadership against devastating odds during the actions against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Group from 19 to 20 September, 1944. Captain Pope was the Commanding Officer of Company C, 1 st Battal...
  • Making The Corps Boot Camp
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    Thomas Ricks, author of "Making the Corps", gives a description about the United States Marine Corps' basic military training. The book's main focal point is Platoon 3086 at Parris Island, S. C. , in 1995. Their story is about their eleven weeks boot camp training to become a full-fledged marine. Mr. Ricks writes about what separates the marines from American society, he writes how the Marine Corps differ from other branches of the Unites States military, as well as life after boot camp. How th...
  • Marine Corps United States
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    The following was a submitted report for a U. S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, ...
  • Lpp Usage Risk Occur Marines
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    LPP Usage Operational Risk Management 1. Identify Hazards- LPP damaged or inoperable. - Marines not trained on how to use LPP. - Air bottles not filled. 2. Assess Hazards Using the following matrix, you will get your risk assessment (Severity x Probability = Risk). Mishap Probability A B C D Hazard I 1 1 2 3 Severity II 1 2 3 4 III 2 3 4 5 IV 3 4 5 5 Probability: A. Expected to occur frequently. Probable will occur in time. May occur in timeD. Unlikely to occur Severity: I. May cause / death p...
  • Team Work Vision One Group
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    The Organization that I use to work with, and that picked for my case study is on the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the corps we had an arrival of a new infantry Sergeant, Staff Sergeant Jordan. In my platoon we had people of all different cultures and ethnicity. Staff Sergeant Jordan was brought to our platoon because we had a hard timework together. All the Hispanics hung out with the Hispanics, African Americans hung out with the African Americans and all the Caucasians hung wi...
  • Battle Of Iwo Jima
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    Battle of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima was located on Japanese soil, 650 miles away from Tokyo. The U. S. and Japan wanted this island. Iwo Jima was important to the U. S. because it was halfway between the American and Japanese bomber bases in the Marianas. The island was home to three airfields that were in perfect locations for a fighter-escort station. It was also a good location for injured planes to land. The strategy taken by the Japanese was very unique in three ways. The first is that the Japane...
  • The Marlboro Man Photo Face States
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    The Fallujah Marlboro Man James Blake Miller, a Marine in the U. S Armed Forces, is seen here smoking a cigarette in the field of battle. His face covered in camouflage, blood and sweat. His eyes focused heavily on the horizon, scanning for danger. The edging of his helmet worn and tattered from intense battle, and the expression on his face shows his tiredness. He is a warrior, protecting what we have today in the United States of America. This picture has been posted in magazines, newspapers,...
  • Interview With A Marine
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    The Few the Proud and the The Brave. Timothy Durham A corporal in the United States Marine Corps Considers himself to be a example of what the Marines exemplify. 'I am a Marine to the heart 100%.' Timothy joined the Marines at the age of twenty three, in search of a better lie for both himself and his daughter. He felt like the Marines would be the best route to not only developing him into manhood but also providing him with the best 'possible benefits'. 'I wanted To be a better person and open...
  • Soldier Hundred Thousand
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    Soldier The United States has long been known for having a military presence that few would dare to challenge. The catalyst has not been in having billions in defense funds, it has not been in having huge weapons of mass destruction, it is the heart and spirit of the soldier. I am very proud to be a part of this long and proud tradition of upholding the ideals set forth in the U. S. Constitution. It is something that I would recommend to all willing and able college students. It instills a sens...
  • Marines And Parris Island
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    The Marines and Parris Island At the Marines main training camp, Parris Island, many of the rules and concepts we learn in Sociology are accentuated and brought out into plain view. The Marines must operate as one, a unit of many operating for a common goal, to protect the United States. And in order to do this, they must apply strict mores and norms onto their soldiers, to ensure that no one steps out of line, and everyone is in the same direction. To start, the corps takes away the most eviden...
  • United States Marines Marine Corps Peace
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    UNITED STATES MARINES What is a Peace Hero Webster describes a hero as, A man noted for courageous acts or nobility of purpose. One who has risked or sacrificed his life. Peace is described as, The absence of war or other hostilities. Isn t that the life of a Marine Every day they are willing to risk their lives for the courageous act of peace. Values such as Honor, Courage, and Commitment are what make Marines and in essence, Heroes. Up until 1999 I never really thought about the Marine Corps,...
  • Marine History Henderson Field
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    Introduction The fight for Guadalcanal, code-named Watchtower, was the first offensive of the Pacific theater, thus it was subject to many hard lessons, the brunt of which was borne by the 1 st Division of the United States Marine Corps and the others that landed in the initial months. Great efficiency was shown by U. S. M. C. Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift and the Marines under his command. The role of the U. S. Marines in the Guadalcanal campaign was to establish a U. S. base of opera...