Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
William Manchester

Honor the Fallen


Hold My Hand

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation New Dawn

Listed below are the most current statistics according to our database.

*These statistics may not reflect exact figures.

Air Force: 152

Army: 4882

Coast Guard: 1

Marine Corps: 1466

Navy: 225

18-22: 2444

23-28: 2360

28-35: 1402

35-45: 784

45+: 144

Operation Enduring Freedom:2257

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4403

Operation New Dawn: 67

Total: 6727  ∞

Honor the Fallen

Is War Really In Decline?


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Just over a century ago, Europe embarked on the first of two ugly, horrendous, horribly violent world wars. Since 1945, despite half of a century of nuclear standoff, multiple smaller conflicts, and the birth of dozens of new nations out of the dying bodies of empires, big wars don’t seem to happen any more. Author Steve Pinker, in The Better Angels Of Our Nature, argues that war is declining, killing fewer people, and no longer how nations choose to resolve conflicts. Bear Braumoeller, a political science professor at Ohio State University, disagrees, seeing the recent trend as more statistical anomaly than historical fact. On August 29, he presented a paper arguing this at the American Political Science Association conference in Chicago. Nations, the paper says, are just as likely to go to war as they have always been. We caught up with Braumoeller to learn more:

via Is War Really In Decline? | Popular Science.

 

Artist: "Rabbit" Jacobsen, US Army Veteran
“All quiet on the rooftops (what a view)”