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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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citizen

Nearly Deported After 2 Tours to Iraq, The Struggle to Become a Citizen

*Editors note: Despite multiple tours to Iraq, Mr Martin Bauer was almost deported. This is all too common for our brothers and sisters serving. Below is the first hand account of the author, and his joinery to become a citizen. Despite the adversity, he never gave up. His patriotism is in keeping with the true meaning of American …

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Ballahack Airsoft

Airsoft After Service: You may be Surprised

Beyond just being bored from COVID-19, Veterans are always looking for the next adventure. We caught up with some who have turned to airsoft to meet fellow Vets. Also, to have some fun while staying 6ft apart. Airsoft is a combat simulation using replica guns that shoot plastic BBs. They can sting, but it is …

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Finding new high ground

Finding new high ground: Life after the military

My time in the Corps was short lived, 4 years, two deployments to Iraq and then out, with a brief stint in the reserves trying to get back to active duty, thinking I had no other applicable job skills other than making guns go bang. It was cool. It was also garbage, I’ve never experienced …

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Stephen B. Lewis

A Servant to a Mission

Stephen B. Lewis Here at American Grit, we aim to share stories exactly that-American Grit. Stories of courage, commitment, and sacrifice. Often times those stories are about those in uniform in distant lands. However, we also recognize the many stories of “Grit” that happen everyday across the American citizenry. One such story is the story of …

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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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