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…

Pinks and greens

Soldiers hate new pinks and greens: “We look like discount Marines”

Pinks and greens Phase III of the new uniform role out began in April of 2020. This is when the new Army uniform became “Available for purchase through Army and Air Force Exchange Service.” In July 2020, the uniforms were “Issued to Soldiers upon completion of Advanced Individual Training.” This has met mixed reviews from …

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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu: update from her family

We have an update to our previous report on Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration. We spoke to Pan Phyu, the sister of Corporal Ohu. She gave us the following statement from the family’s lawyer: “Thae is a proud Marine and courageous survivor of military sexual assault. For five years she has struggled …

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3/3 scout snipers

Modern Hard Corps Stories 1: 3rd Bn. 3rd Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories 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. Our first Modern Hard Corps Stories is …

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Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters: The legend of Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson was one of the most badass American warriors, ever. The Harlem Hellfighters were also stock full of some of the most heroic patriots. However, their struggles did not end with the war. This is one of their stories. I have the honor of telling the sorrowful ballad of Sergeant Henry Johnson. “Sgt. Henry …

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Marine

Marine tank crews may be transferred to Army

In an attempt to restructure the force, the Marine Corps has done away with its armored tanks. This was a result of a war-game simulation that yielded some startling results. In large scale simulations against specified, and modern threats, the tanks were at a severe disadvantage. Furthermore, it showed the need to implement more rocket, …

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Darth Vader

Who would win: Darth Vader or Superman?

Who wins between Darth Vader or Superman has long been discussed in many smoke pits. However, there can be only one winner. Contrary to popular belief, Superman has lost, a lot. Let’s take a look at their attributes and decide once and for all who the baddest man in Sci-Fi is. Darth Vader Strengths The …

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Stephen B. Lewis

A Servant to a Mission

Stephen B. Lewis Here at American Grit, we aim to share stories exactly that-American Grit. Stories of courage, commitment, and sacrifice. Often times those stories are about those in uniform in distant lands. However, we also recognize the many stories of “Grit” that happen everyday across the American citizenry. One such story is the story of …

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The Road to Mammoth – There’s an App For that

We’ve all seen and heard the warnings about how we are spending too much time face down starring at the ever present small screen of our phones. For example, research shows that the anticipation, anxiety and artificial satisfaction of swiping, posting, liking and getting likes on various forms of social media parallels patterns of substance …

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