Col. Edmund Bowen, who was born and raised on Staten Island, enlisted in 1972 and soon thereafter attended training at Parris Island.
The first three female infantry Marines will make history on Thursday when they join the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Angus Hardie “Jay” Jamerson’s wife, Doris, said he never intended to make history, he only wanted to serve his country.
Instead of opening fire on a man with a gun, 25-year-old Stephen Mader relied on his military training and talked to him, a move he says cost him his job.
In 2009, a Marine Special Operations Team was deployed on a battle scarred hill in Afghanistan, exchanging fire regularly with those who did not want them there. One .50 rifle took a hit but survived.
The U.S. Marine Corps is expanding their use of suppressors in a test that will see a full battalion using them on everything up to .50 caliber machine guns.
It was a violent weekend in Mexico’s Guerrero state – nine people were found tortured and beheaded and 10 more shot to death, two of which were Mexican Marines.
Though it got intense for a few minutes, the protest remained peaceful and marchers moved on without further incident.
The Glock 19 is now the only and official sidearm for Marine special operators as officials ditched the classic .45-caliber Colt 1911.
Friends and neighbors said they were a seemingly perfect couple, but police said they had a long history of domestic violence.