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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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An Interview with the former Marine Raider Regiment CO

American Grit had the opportunity to speak with Retired USMC Col. Andrew Milburn. The former head of the Marine Corps’ Special Operations Regiment talked to us about his soon-to-be released book “When the Tempest Gathers,” his 3 decades of service that took him from Mogadishu to the war against ISIS, and why Marines are so …

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Watch Soldiers Celebrate Christmas in Five Different Wars

The military’s job is to fight wars.  American soldiers stay overseas until the fight is over.  That means missing holidays, birthdays, formative years of their children’s lives, and anniversaries. And yes, Christmas. Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen usually do a good job of celebrating Christmas, overseas, though.  Sometimes, they’re out on patrol, in the middle …

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