Author: Tom

A Visit To The WALL

In May, 2002 I took a trip back east with two of my children: my daughter, Kristy, and my son, Travis. On that trip we spent two days in Washington DC. While in DC, I took my kids to visit

The Tree Line

In November 1966, 3rd Platoon was assigned to an outpost in front of the main lines of Chu Lai. We called it The Tree Line. I remember we were there for Christmas so I know we were there for a

After Hastings

We all pretty well know what took place in India Company before and during operation Hastings, because we were all still together. Many of you left India company after Hastings, or shortly thereafter because of wounds of transfers. A few


This roughrider took place in March 1967. India Company was security for a convoy going down Highway I from Chu Lai to Da Nang. Why they needed to send convoys down that highway I’ll never know! Sitting on those trucks,

Tuff Skin

Every grunt takes care of his buddies, his weapon and his feet. That’s the proper order. The team leaders and squad leaders ensure that a Marine does the first two. The platoon’s Navy Corpsman makes sure that a Marine takes


While interviewing an anonymous Marine scout sniper on his sniper skills a Reuters News agent asked him what he felt when shooting members of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The Marine shrugged and replied, “Recoil.” Author/Email

Nomenclature of a Marine

A sea-rat fed Boondock operated Killing machine, That lives in holes and thrives on chicken shit. Author/Bill

Brief History of the United States Marine Corps

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date

“My Rifle”

The Creed of a United States Marine This creed, accredited to Major General William H. Rupertus, USMC (Deceased) and still taught to Marines undergoing Basic Training at the Recruit Depots at San Diego and Parris Island, was first published in

Marine Corps Navajo Code Talkers

World War II The Marine Corps Navajo Code Talker Program was established in September 1942 as the result of a recommendation made the previous February by Mr. Philip Johnston to Major General Clayton B. Vogel, USMC, Commanding General, Amphibious Corps,