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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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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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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration “They are sending me to the brig for pretrial confinement instead of me receiving care,” Thae Ohu wrote in her letter to Arizona Sen. Martha McSally. Thae Ohu, 26, was the victim of sexual assault. She has struggled and reached out for help, but ended up in …

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“Worst unit in the Marine Corps” poll draws over 145k total votes

“Worst unit in the Marine Corps” was the subject of a recent poll on a popular Instagram page. The account @dd214_memes originally ran a contest for ” the hardest partying unit” but higher ups caught wind of this and retaliated. “They started threatening to bust down Marines they saw in any video,” says the anonymous administrator …

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Helmand

The Sun Rises in Helmand: An award winning book of war poetry

“Welcome to Helmand. The leg lottery.” Helmand, Afghanistan was one of the bloodiest provinces of Operation Enduring Freedom. Improvised explosive devices were rampant, robbing young Marines of life and limb. In particular, the cities of Sangin and Marjah were viciously brutal. If you are unfamiliar with those battles, they highlight the very definition of American …

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Peter Francisco: “The Hercules of the American Revolution”

Gather around fellow patriots, and listen to the tale of Peter Francisco. It’s hard to distinguish exactly what was fact, and what is legend. However, either end of the spectrum points to this being one of the most hardcore warriors of the revolutionary war. Peter Francisco was found abandoned as a baby. They didn’t know …

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Medal of Honor

2 times the Marines rejected future Medal of Honor recipients

The Marine Corps was full of heroes during WWII. The Battle of Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for a single battle than any other after the Civil War. Between the draft, and volunteers, they had no shortage of new recruits. As a result, The US Marine Corps passed on many young applicants, …

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Iran strikes own ship, 19 Iranian sailors killed

19 Iranian sailors were recently killed in the Gulf of Oman. This was the result of a “friendly” missile striking one of their own ships. The mishap occurred on Sunday, during a training event. Iranian sources insist this was an accidental friendly-fire incident. In addition to those killed, 12 sailors needed hospitalization. An Iranian support …

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Holyoke home called “death trap”: 80 deaths and counting

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts is the center of a horrible situation. More than 80 aging Veterans have died from COVID-19 since March. An investigation by local news revealed the appalling sequence of events. Some of which we have been able to confirm with an anonymous source. Here’s what we know: The virus first appeared …

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Next wave of Coronavirus feared as college lets out

Most experts agree that avoiding people and staying home are two of the biggest keys to combating COVID-19. However, many fear that will not be possible for much of our nation’s college students. Also, they worry for the Veteran students at higher risk because of toxic exposure. Many universities wrapped up their spring semester this …

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