History

Take a walk through historical events, get introduced to people who changed lives, and other important things to learn through the generations past…

Benghazi 

Benghazi Remembered: What You May Have Not Known

Benghazi Remembered: What You May Have Not Known You may have not known the Embassy in Libya was attacked in 1967, or that it was not the embassy that was attacked in Benghazi, 2012. Also, you may have not known Sean Smith told an online message board that suspected he may die that night, or …

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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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Vietnam war

3 War Stories That Deserve to be Movies: Vietnam edition

Hollywood seems to be running out of ideas, as they remake movies over and over. This is puzzling considering the amount of captivating true stories that already exist. Undoubtedly, there have been a lot of amazing war movies that have been based on true events. Movies, based on true events, like Lone Survivor, 12 Strong, …

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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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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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Vanessa Guillen

What the F*ck Fort Hood, Part 1- Vanessa Guillen

We were originally going to write a piece giving you all of the known facts regarding Vanessa Guillen and her disappearance. Quite frankly, you’ve probably already seen the numerous headlines talking about it, especially in the last 48 hours. But we still have questions and we are demanding answers. We FIRST mentioned Vanessa’s name on …

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Bandini

History of obscure military phrases: Part 3 – Lake Bandini

There is a lot of lore surrounding Marine Corps’ base Twentynine Palms, to include “Lake Bandini.” At the beginning of the Korean conflict, the Marines decided they needed more live fire ranges. Just north of Camp Pendleton, was an abandoned Army glider base called Condor Field. Deemed “uninhabitable” by other branches, the Marine Corps made …

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