Military History and
*****Sully's Meandering Verbiage*****
""These are a few of the stories cranked out by Sully. He argues that some are really true.
He then always adds: 'But I'll never tell anybody which ones are, and which ones aren't.' So, should you desire you may delve into the realms below. You pays your nickel and you take your chances. The outline below is what Sully is going to write to in order to fill in the blanks.
As you may observe, Sully best get cracking. As the man said, 'Art is long and life is short.' SF Sully"
Friends and Their Stories
World War I
Floyd Gibbons at Belleau Wood
The incident that began at Belleau Wood is the most often cited
as the origin of the Army/Marine controversy and petty behavior on both
sides of the U. S. Army/U. S. Marine Corps rivalry.
at Belleau Wood: Another Version
The causation is the
same, but the writer adds new facts to the original version of the
Excerpts from an essay by Col. John W. Thomason.
The Saga of "Iron Mike"
World War II
Bataan Death March
A poem about the infamous death march....and
much more. This very short poem says it all regarding the effects of
extreme conditions on the "usual" perception of death, and those who die
by those who are "survivors" and were able to march on. Veterans of
the "Frozen Chosen" will certainly recognize the feelings exhibited here.
Mitchell Paige, MOH
excerpt of the book written by Colonel Mitchell Paige of an action on
Guadalcanal. Then Sergeant Paige led a section of machine guns and
fought an enemy force of much greater strength.
Pictures of the
Marine, Chesty Puller during the battle for Seoul.
Chesty and His Men
was known for taking care of the smallest details.
Lt Wally Reid
This is a letter that shows how Marines feel about each other...
1/5th of a NVN Ace (Almost)
The Boot Brown Bar and the Rooster
1/4 Moves North
BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY & AWARDS
The Victoria Cross
The United States has no equivalent for the British Victoria Cross, based
on the frequency that Medals of Honor and Victoria Crosses have been
awarded. With a lot of help from our friends in the land of OZ, the
fact sheet provided here tells a great deal about the VC award.
After reading this you'll be able to ask your friends the question,
knowing the answer yourself: "How many VCs have been awarded to US
Marines and Undeclared War
of conflicts where Marines have fought.
Marine Corps History, Politics, Etc
A plethora of information and lore
Once A Marine...
A "Corpsman of
Marines" reinforces the stereotype by telling his tale..
Who or what is a Marine? One view point
that helps answer these questions...
Reputation and Character of the Marine Corps....
How important is the perceived reputation
and character of the Marine Corps in performing its mission?
The Saga of
the USS Liberty
The Battle of Blenheim
When I read this poem (and I am addicted to poetry) I think of Frank Mitchell and John Johnson, both old and dear friends of mine. Both were awarded MOHs for the fight at Yu Dam Ni
at the northwest corner of the Chosen Reservoir.