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…

Interview

Interview with Mogadishu survivor, and total badass SgtMaj Lamb

Most of us have seen the movie Black Hawk Down. However, not many of us have met the heroes the movie was based on. We had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with one such hero, Command Sergeant Major(ret) Rick Lamb. Beyond his harrowing experiences from that day, SgtMaj Lamb has had an insane …

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Ryker

AR INNOVATION: Ryker USA puts their best GRIP forward

Have you heard of the Ryker Grip? If so, you know why it is so amazing. If not, let us introduce you to your new favorite shooting accessory. Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. I’m not sure whether there’s a plethora of people scrambling to get new …

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Airborne

Airborne! 99 year old Normandy Vet jumps again

Last week, Round Canopy Parachute Team conducted Operation Black Cat. This was an event designed to honor Airborne troops of the past. Although many notable Veterans showed up, the show was stolen by Jim “Pee-Wee” Martin. Martin, 99, was a member of G Company / 506th PIR / 101st Airborne Division in WWII. He jumped into Normandy …

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The Rhode Island Nine of the Beirut Bombing

The Rhode Island Nine of the Beirut Bombing This Friday October 23rd will mark 37 years since the terrorist attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. 241 Marines and Sailors lost their lives that day, all members of Battalion Landing Team 1/8 (BLT). From the rubble rose many wounded and with them, stories of …

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boot camp

The 3 biggest lies that you were told in boot camp

Most of us went to boot camp and had our minds blown. Whether you had Drill Instructors, Drill Sergeants, or something else, we all were like sponges. Essentially, we just downloaded our personalities from them. If you didn’t do at least one boot camp impression, then you can stop reading and go be a liar …

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Corps

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th 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. “Teufelhunden” We are …

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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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