Scout Sniper Marines, Operation Helmand Viper, Afghanistan COMBAT FOOTAGE.


A day in the life of the Marine Scouts. Notice their conversations between the exchange of gun fire. The RuleS of Engagement are clearly defined here as well. Although this is COMBAT FOOTAGE, there are not graphic images, but be warned, the language is NSFW. ENJOY!

Eisenhower’s motivational D-Day letter to the troops, & another if they lost


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Message drafted by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to encourage Allied soldiers taking part in the D-day invasion. June 6, 1944.

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Letter drafted by DD Eisenhower in the chance they lost the battle of D-Day. This drafts translation can be found on the National Archives website.

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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. http://www.army.mil/d-day

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A soldier runs under fire. Arnhem, 1944.

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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Gliders fly supplies to Soldiers fighting on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. http://www.army.mil/d-day

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A bridge too far. Street fights in Arnhem. Sept. 1944.

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KISSES FOR THE CREW OF THE USS SAMPSON


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June 1, 2015 Photo by John Gibbins Helicopter air crewman Breck Greene kissed his girlfriend Jacqueline Adamson after getting off of the USS Sampson at Naval Station San Diego.

They (San Diegans) make a big deal about our Sailors returning home from deployment; as it should be. I’ve always enjoyed watching the anticipation of the families as their Sailors turn into the harbor. But this morning, after viewing this gallery I realized the USS Sampson would be the last ship to return from deployment while I’m here; The next time they dock  I’ll be across the country.  With that, I’ll share some images of what a typical homecoming for our San Diego Sailors looks like. I’m going to miss them.
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Image of the Day: 3 June 2015


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WWII

A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire, priest administered First Rights, WWII. Whether you’re religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.