AUTOBIOGRAPHY On March 23 2007 I joined the marine corps. And went through recruit training at MCRD San Diego. Graduated Recruit training January 18th 2008. I was fortunate enough to get ten days of leave and twenty eight days of recruiters assistance. After recruiters assistance I had to report into SOI west for Marine Combat Training.
20, one day after the landing, the 28th Marines secured the southern end of Iwo and moved to take the summit of Suribachi. By day's end, one third of the island and Moto Yama Airfield No. 1 was controlled by the Marines. By Feb. 23, the 28th Marines would reach the top of Mount Suribachi and raise the U.S. flag. The Marines worked together to drive the enemy from the high ground.
The 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade traces its lineage to the 514th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft), which was formed in Schenectady, New York in October, 1923. The Regiment was reorganized as the 108th Coast Artillery Group (Antiaircraft) on 3 January 1943 at Camp Davis, North Carolina, and again reorganized as the 108th Antiaircraft Artillery Group, in May of the same year. The 108th was then moved to Camp Stewart, Georgia on 14 October 1943. Two months later, the 108th staged at Camp Shanks, New York on 22 December and remained there until they deployed from the New York Port of Embarkation on 6 days later, and arrived in England on 7 January 1944. The brigade deployed to Europe during World War II, and participated in the landings at Normandy, going ashore at Utah Beach on 28 June 1944.
The Javelin was a winner to the point that light infantrymen were being flown around in helicopters in Javelin packages to attack tanks. Only 2 of the advanced the AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters were operational, but the ability to shoot from concealed, stand-off positions made it a deadly weapon. The OPFOR commander "lost" over 20 vehicles in the space of about 20 minutes and never saw what they were losing them to. Other systems that performed well were the mortar fire control system, which made mortar fire more accurate; armored and scout Humvees; and night vision equipment for individual
From there he devotes several chapters to Easy Company completing jump school. After this the next chapter or so of the book focuses on Easy Company training for its mission on June 5, 1944, the date on which Overlord was launched. This portion of the book is concluded with Easy Company departing for Normandy with the rest of the 101st Airborne Division. The second half of Band of Brothers follows Easy Company from the moment the company drops into Normandy until the company is disbanded at the end of the war. As such the next few chapters chronicle Easy Company's activity in Normandy following the success of Operation Overlord such as the attack on
The colors of blue and white are traditional colors of the infantry. Organized in 1861 as the 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry, the regiment was in the Army of the Potomac and served in several engagements. The cedar tree commemorates the regiment’s baptism by fire at Cedar Mountain, 9 August 1862, where it performed its mission with such success as to receive special mention from General Prince, the brigade commander. The arrows of the crest and the rattlesnake skin, an Indian emblem of war, allude to the eight campaigns during the Indian Wars. The five-bastion Fort was the symbol of the 5th Corps at Santiago during the war with Spain.
“…I was caught up a little bit on the Domino Theory. That it truly was a necessary war.” (My Lai Video, Greg Olsen, machine gunner). “…their bombs and shootings. That was our misery, war from the Americans.” (My Lai Video, Pham Thanh Cong, My Lai villager). On December 1, 1967, Charlie Company heads to Vietnam after advanced training at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.
Battle of 73 Easting The Battle of 73 Easting was a battle fought in Iraq approximately 50 miles east of Al Busayyah between United States Army’s 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Tawakalna Division from the elite Iraqi Republican Guard during the Gulf War period. The battle occupied the date of 26 February, 1991. The battle didn’t last very long but compared to the intensity it seemed like days. The main unit involved on the U.S. side was Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd ACR, but other 2nd ACR Troops, Iron, Killer, and Ghost Troop, had joined the fighting at 73 Easting as well. I chose this battle because Major General H.R.
D- Day D-Day is the name given to the landing of 160,000 Allied troops in Normandy, France, on June 6th, 1944. The success of the invasion of Normandy ushered in the end for Nazi Germany. The invasion, also called “Operation Overlord,” involved five separate landings by American, British, and Canadian troops. The commander responsible for this operation was American General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Between 5:30pm, and 5:50pm, the Allied gunfire support task groups began bombarding prearranged targets along the beaches.
United States Marine Corps By; Will Doerge April 1, 2009 Period 3+ “Semper Fi” The United States Marine Corp was founded November 10, 1775, in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War. But after the war the continental Marines were disbanded in April 1783. They were soon brought back in 1793 for the naval battle against France. (Marine Crops History Division) The United States Marine Corp is a branch of the U.S armed forces. They are recruited and trained for duties on sea and on shore.