History

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

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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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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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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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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