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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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History of obscure military phrases: Part 2

In the last part of obscure military phrases, we covered how Wagner turned into unfortunate slang. This time, we’ll discuss the origins of some obscure military graffiti. Kilroy was here – World War Two This symbol and phrase became popular the world over. It lasted well past the 1950s. However, to truly understand the origins, …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 1

No one can say with 100% certainty where any military phrases or slang starts. However, we have tracked down a pretty good origin story for a few. The Global War on Terror- “Wagner Loves the…” The Combat Operations Center (C.O.C. …. yep…. keep reading…) is the place you see in movies with all the maps …

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Francisco

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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Green Berets

Former Green Berets arrested in Venezuela in failed coup

This is an insane story with endless finger pointing. Here’s what we know so far. Luke Denman, and Airan Berry are both US citizens. Additionally, they are both former Green Berets. They were captured at sea attempting to lead an incursion in Venezuela. Berry, 41, was a special forces engineer Sergeant. He served in both …

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jack lucas

Jack Lucas: The MOH recipient who jumped on two grenades, and lived

There are many unbelievable, but true, stories from our nation’s heroes. One such story is that of Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas. He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1928. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed Jack’s life forever. He wanted to serve his country, but at the time he was too young. Being only …

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