Brian Jacklin will receive the Navy Cross this week for his acts during a 2012 battle in Afghanistan. The gunnery sergeant endured intense enemy fire in order to save his fellow Marines, the Military Timesreported.
A letter to [Canadian] shooting victim Nathan Carcillo’s parents from another soldier’s parents at the tomb of the unknown solider.
The Symbol of America’s freedom and opportunity for those willing to work hard towards “The American Dream.”
As we settle in for the night, remember those who keep watch while we sleep.
Original post was published in 2011.
As part of the ongoing 150th anniversary of the Civil War at the Smithsonian Institution, the Around the Mall team will be reporting in a series of posts on some of the illustrative artifacts held by the museums from that epic battle. See more from the collections here. Read more
Patriotism is an abstraction, and it is best understood when applied in concrete terms to actual people. Long definition short, patriotism is love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it. Applying that definition concretely, a patriot would be a person who loves our country, but understands and accepts the sacrifice that always accompanies love.
This picture. His face says it all. I know this isn’t military or Soldier related, but it does depict the first responders to this on going fight we’re in.
Bless the families of the victims, the survivors, and the rest of America for that matter.
While most able-bodied occupants of the north tower fled down stairwells to safety…
The feared loss of these 11 service members offers a painful reminder that sacrifice in the name of service never stops.
The seven special operations Marines and four Louisiana Army National Guard crew members feared dead after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida’s panhandle Mar. 10 are a reminder of the constant risk service members face at home and abroad, during training and in combat.
Does anybody know if this brave little girl was reunited with her buddy, “Chester the Goldfish?“ I hope this Marine can find this little girl and her family. She needs to know Chester helped bring him home. If you have information or an update on the story, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you very much! Read more
Marine Cpl. Jorge Villarreal, a 22-year-old motor transportation mechanic from San Antonio, was photographed Sept. 29 while he leaned over the edge of a compound in Kajaki, Afghanistan.
Sniper cloud: I couldn’t resist sharing this.
The only thing we ever learn from experience is that we never learn anything from experience. George Bernard Shaw
It’s a tiny piece in a much larger jigsaw puzzle. No famous poets or presidents are buried there. No admirals or generals. Instead Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., is the final resting place of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in America’s most recent wars, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. The emotions it inspires, intensified every November 11 on Veterans Day, are raw. Its stories, heartbreaking.