American Grit Stories

These American Grit Stories are for you to look to for guidance, for inspiration and to honor those who would normally go unnoticed. Or, they are topics we couldn’t put under the other sections…

Korean War

The War Story That Deserves to be a Movie: Korean Edition

Historians often call Korea the “Forgotten War.” This would explain why so few movies have been made about it. Specifically, there are few movies in comparison to those about WW2 and Vietnam. One Korean War story, in particular, deserves to be brought to the big screen. Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee was a trail blazer. He was …

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Gratitude to the Post 9/11 Veterans

Every generation of veterans respects and appreciates the generations of veterans that have come before us. There is no question that their sacrifices made our military, and nation, what it is. However, what about the gratitude to the generations that come after? That generation is that of Post 9/11 veterans. Respect Due No conversation among …

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united

United We Stand: Moving Forward, Together

The country is in pain. Riots are burning business. Americans are fist-fighting in the streets over their political differences. Sensing the shifting tides, police officers are retiring in record numbers. All of this has been inflamed by a global pandemic that has changed our lives, it is easy to be worried. We all have seen …

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Modern Hard Corps Stories Part 2: 1st Bn. 7th Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories is a monthly segment here at American Grit. We will take you through the modern history since the end of the Vietnam War to the present. Consequently, covering some of the greatest units that make up the United States Marine Corps. In part 2 of our monthly series, we go to the …

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Mammoth

The Road To Mammoth 2021: Gear Check – Mystery Ranch 3DAP

What comes to mind when you see the words “Mil Spec”?? At best  slick marketing executives throw those words around as if they bestow upon their product some heroic qualities. At worst consumers willingly divorce themselves from reason and pay extra for “mil-spec quality.” I’m not discounting there are high quality items that are technically …

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college

College is still a great choice, even now

So you want to go back to college? August is the start of the school year for nearly everyone in the country. Colleges are reenacting hamlet with their students, to stay or to not stay on campus. As for those who still aren’t graduated yet, lies fear of what online learning may mean, parents included. …

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Alligator

Alligator escapes FL jail, possibly has COVID-19

Florida has been the subject of some crazy news. However, this one may take the cake. An Alligator mississippiensis, is more commonly known as the Florida gator. Recently, one is know by another name… Wanted fugitive. Officers recently detaining an alligator has received global media blow back. The arrest occurred during a tense Florida protest. …

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The Strongest Bond- The US Marine Corps and the Royal Marines

Throughout history there have been military units around the world that hold a special bond with another unit in another country. In modern times there is no greater example than the unique bond between the United States Marine Corps and Britain’s Royal Marines Commandos. And while of course the USMC enjoys strong relationships without other …

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How Has Serving Impacted You?

How Has Serving Impacted You?

We all remember when the US Army tweeted a simple question. “How Has Serving Impacted You?” I thought this warranted some reflection. Especially, since hindsight is 2020 (pun intended). In one particularly popular responses, a man spoke about how his wife had 10 Jodys, and now he’s afraid of fireworks. You can’t help but feel …

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