History

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Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima and its significance to World War II

When you think of World War II, Hitler and Nazis may come to mind.  Iwo Jima specifically conjures images of Marines fighting the Japanese.  The truth is, Iwo Jima played a significant role in actually ending World War II. World War II progressed intensely as it traveled from Europe to the Asian Pacific region.  While …

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Taliban treaty- The end of war is peace?

This past weekend, the Taliban signed a peace treaty.  For most who have served, those are hard words to swallow.  The Taliban have been in Afghanistan for many decades, while the war with the US has been ongoing for almost two. First and foremost, the Taliban has to continue a “reduction of violence.” They had …

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The Legacy of John Basilone

We have said it time and time again, they just don’t make ’em like they used to.  To pay respect to the heroes before us, Grunt Style has decided to highlight one legend a month with it’s “Legacy” series.  This month’s legacy goes to Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. As it happens, Basilone was …

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Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima: Old Breed vs the New breed

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. I attended the commemoration events held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The keynote speaker was Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams. Woody was awarded the Medal of Honor for slaying enemy soldiers in the face with a …

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Weinstein found Guilty for 2 of 5 rape charges

Today, monumental decisions were made in the case of Harvey Weinstein.  The former movie producer was found guilty on 2 of the 5 rape charges brought against him in New York.  The Harvey Weinstein case was a catalyst for the #MeToo movement.  Weinstein still has to be tried in Los Angeles. Weinstein was found guilty …

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Virginia soon to be a f**king swearing anomaly

Oh Virginia, what are you doing?  One moment you’re hating guns, the next people are allowed to fucking swear in public.  Currently, if you use profanity in public you can be fined up to $250. The code of Virginia currently says “If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such …

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Not your grandfather’s landmines

When you imagine landmines, for the most part, you turn to a Vietnam War era picture.  Men running through a field, stepping on a mechanical object and suddenly getting blown up.  Or you might even picture the “Bouncing Betty” which physically comes up out of the ground and then explodes.  A more sad image might …

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Buchanan- The only President who was a Private

We recently posted a collage of all the different Presidents who served in the military.  Underneath their picture and name, most of them had officer ranks above Captain, except one.  The 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, who had the rank of private.  Well, we decided to figure out why.   James Buchanan …

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The Fight for the Toxic Exposure Bill

It is estimated that approximately 3.5 Million troops may have encountered some sort of toxic exposure while in service after 9/11. Most of this was due to “burn pits” being used all over Iraq and Afghanistan. A “burn pit” was a designated area where items meant for disposal were set on fire. The items generally …

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