Cpl. Kyle Carpenter was presented the Medal of Honor June 19, at the White House. Carpenter was the second living Marine to receive the award since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released) #USMC
Smedley Butler, American Hero and Patriot. The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC. "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."
The incredible kids of Guys Making Pies with Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Jack Jacobs. His table bought their pie for $10,000 to benefit Operation Homefront at the Army Week NYC Gala on 6/13/2013. Check out http://www.guysmakingpies.com/
#TodayInCavHistory – In 1968 in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam, 1st Lt. Douglas B. Fournet, of B Company, 1-7 CAV, 1BCT, 1CD, heroically saves his fellow comrades from serious injury and death. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. #LiveTheLegend His full citation can be found here: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3282/fournet-douglas-b.php
EA has announced that they will be starting the Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer beta in early October for Xbox 360 players. To reward people who have taken part in the beta, participants will receive a full hour of double XP when the full game is revealed. The beta itself will be primarily testing a new multiplayer mode called “Hotspot.”
War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare. Published in 1935, 51 pages.
On Monday May 26th we will honor SSG Robert J. Miller, Medal of Honor recipient, with a WOD created by Coach Oscar. All proceeds from t-shirt sales will benefit Special Operations Foundations. We cannot begin to express our thanks for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country; this is our effort to honor one American hero. Please join us for either the 9am or 10am class.