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In July 1979, I shipped to Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego. I graduated October 27, 1979.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian 'students' stormed the US Embassy in Iran and took 52 American citizens hostage.
They held them for 444 days, releasing them on the day Ronald Reagan took office, making Jimmy Carter's humiliation (including a failed rescue attempt) complete.

They released them, we believed, because Reagan had promised to make Tehran glow in the dark.
Most of us believed Reagan would nuke Iran in a hot minute. I guess Iran believed it too. True? I don't know. My viewpoint was and is probably too simplistic.

This was my introduction to global politics and it featured Iran. Keep this mind if you will. I was very young.
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"For Over 221 Years Our Corps Has Done Two Things For This Great Nation. We Make Marines And We Win Battles."

~ General Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps #USMC #SemperFidelis #Marines
Gen Krulak devised the concept of the “Three Block War” to to describe the challenges likely to be faced by Marines on modern battlefields. Marines may be required to conduct full scale military action, peacekeeping & humanitarian aid within the space of 3 contiguous city blocks.
General Krulak is the son of LtGen Victor H. Krulak, nicknamed “Brute”.

"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there." — LtGen Victor H. Krulak, #USMC #SemperFidelis #Marines
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#OnThisDay 75 years ago June 15, 1944 the Battle of Saipan began with 8,000 Marines from the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions making an amphibious assault on the well defended island. #USMC #SemperFidelis #Marines Full version on YouTube
Operation Forager, was the code name name of the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign which included the Battle of Saipan on June 15, 1944. At 0700 8,000 Marines from the 2nd & 4th Marine Divisions launched an amphibious assault on the heavily defended island. #USMC #DDaySaipan75
Dad was with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. Previously on Tarawa he commanded an Infantry platoon and was wounded by a sniper towards the end of the battle but managed to walk away. On Saipan he was on Battalion Staff as the S2 Officer and was not as lucky...
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1. In 2017, @coalition spearheaded by #SDF liberated #Raqqa from #Daesh, Here's Maj. Gen. Jarrard, @SOJTFOIR responding to a question in a presser on total SDF causalities. #NuffSaid
via @YouTubeArmy @USSOCOM @SDCPress @barbarastarrcnn @rabrowne75
2. IN 2017 the @USMC moved M777 155 mm Howitzers into the field in Syria in support of the battle for #TabqaDam. Guns were deployed NNW of #Tabqa dam as I recall. Great video from @DVIDSHub via @YouTube #SemperFidelis
3. And one of my favorite memories of what was often a very sad five years was the Kurdish Navy relieving #Tabqa. Resulted in a strategic victory. IMO Tabqa would likely be Regime held now if they hadn't relieved it.
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