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American combat engineers eat a meal atop boxes of ammunition stockpiled for the impending D-Day invasion, May 1944.

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The Convoy on Route to the Normandy Coast
Recently declassified color footage of the D-day. Part 1 of 3


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Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with
leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he
drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as …he bravely fought the
battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time,
the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus
infection that attacked his brain. Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend
off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they
respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented
Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the
United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasnt enough … so that
night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard
at Codys hospital door all night long, 8 hours straight.

Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed
as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell
this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American. God … I do so love
this country.

Biography of U.S. Marine Sgt Smith

By U.S. Marine Sgt Smith

(Picture of Sgt Smith on a mission)

Some information for everybody about myself. I write here (on Pat Dollards website) as SGT SMITH, talk in the chat room during the BTR Jihadikiller hour shows as Smitty. I’ve made a couple appearances on the show calling in. This is to let you know who I am, a little bit of what I’ve done; and why I choose to do what I do.

When I was a Junior in high school, I watched as our country came under attack from cowards. I remember that day as everybody does. My deciding point for joining the military came later that day. My father is a firefighter and that evening, there was a memorial service for all of those emergency responders who had lost their lives earlier that day. I sat in a pew next to my mother as I watched the line of firefighters; who I had grown up with being my big brothers, walk down the aisle with their black mourning bands on their badges. I watched as every one of them lost their composure and started to cry. It was at that exact moment that I was young enough to do something, and that I needed to. October of 2002 I found myself at MEPS in Kansas City volunteering for the Marine Corps.

(My family and I)

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In Honor of the 24th MEU

This video is made to honor the 24th MEU. Most pics are from Afghanistan a few are from Iraq.

Remember to thank our Troops and our Veterans.

Freedom is not free. It comes at a great cost and these men have dearly

paid that price for your liberty!

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
–John Stewart Mill–

“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem. ”
–Ronald Reagan–

On this Veteran’s Day, Please Remember the Marine Officer Lt Col Chessani Charged in Haditha Incident

On this Veteran’s Day, Please Remember the Marine Officer Charged in Haditha Incident

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Patriotic - Americans in Iwo JimaANN ARBOR, MI – Yesterday was the 233rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and today is Veteran’s Day celebrating all Veterans’ service to this great country.  The Thomas More Law Center would like to thank all Veterans for their service to this Nation.  Through their service, the Thomas More Law Center is able to protect the rights they fought for in our courts.

Almost unbelievably, three years ago Marine Corps Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani was accused of criminal wrong-doing in the high profile case arising out of a terrorist ambush in Haditha, Iraq, on November 19, 2005, in which one Marine was killed and several others wounded.  As Marines moved in on the attacking terrorists who were firing from nearby homes, several civilians were tragically killed.

Months later, after inflammatory media articles and comments by an antiwar politician, LtCol Chessani, the battalion commander of the Marines involved in the fighting, was accused of failing to properly report and investigate the incident.

LtCol Chessani faces a maximum punishment of two and a half years in prison, dismissal (an officer’s equivalent of a dishonorable discharge), and the loss of his retirement benefits.

The Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, agreed to represent LtCol Chessani at no charge.  To adequately defend LtCol Chessani, a legal defense fund was set up to make sure that supporters of this great Veteran could donate directly to his cause.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center commented, “LtCol Chessani is a devout family man and Christian, who dutifully defended our country for twenty years, including three tours of duty in Iraq, Panama, and the Persian Gulf War.  His wife and six young children should not have to worry about finances to ensure that he receives the best defense possible.  I can think of no better way to honor a veteran than by helping in the defense of this worthy veteran.  LtCol Chessani has dedicated his life to the service of his country.  Had LtCol Chessani hired a private for-profit law firm to represent him, his legal bills would be approaching a million dollars at the end of the day – certainly out of reach for a career military man with six young children.”

Chessani Case - Chessani Head Shot - FinalThe Law Center recently argued in front of the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals to keep the charges dismissed against LtCol Chessani.  However, even if the charges remained dismissed, the government has privately told people that they will recharge LtCol Chessani.

The Law Center is asking once again for concerned Americans to help defend LtCol Chessani.  You can be a direct help in the defense of LtCol Chessani by mailing a donation to the Thomas More Law Center at 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, P.O. Box 364, Ann Arbor MI 48106, or by simply donating to his defense fund through our website.  Please indicate your donation is for the ‘Chessani Defense Fund.’

Click here to donate now to LtCol Chessani’s Defense Fund.

The two Law Center attorneys assigned to handle the case, Robert Muise and Brian Rooney, are both former Marine officers.  Muise is a former infantry officer and judge advocate who served in the Persian Gulf War, and Rooney is a former judge advocate and Iraq War veteran.  Another attorney, Brandon Bolling, is consulting on the case.  Bolling is a former Marine Judge Advocate and veteran of Afghanistan and Africa.

Another honorable veteran, Jeremiah A. Denton, Rear Admiral US Navy (Ret.), is the Chairman of TMLC’s Advisory Board.  Admiral Denton first came to the attention of the American public during a television interview arranged by his North Vietnamese captors in 1966 by giving the first confirmation that American POWs were being mistreated. Jeremiah Denton was subjected to severe torture during his nearly eight years as a POW. He became the first American military captive to be subjected to four years of solitary confinement. Denton’s extraordinary account of endurance and religious faith while imprisoned in Vietnam is a testament to the courageous spirit of America’s military service men and women.

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through litigation, education, and related activities.  It does not charge for its services.  The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.  You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.

This is what our Veterans live Everyday! Thank Our Veterans Everyday

1st Battalion 24th Marines Memorial

1st Battalion 24th Marines Memorial

Andrew Rice Refuses to Listen to Gold Star Mom Angelia Phillips

My name is Angelia Phillips and it is my son who Andrew Rice refuses to remove from his website. My husband and I believe strongly that if you do not support the troops AND their mission then any “tribute” you might make on their behalf is hollow and nothing more than a scoreboard.

After having read and viewed Mr. Rice’s comments regarding our troops in Iraq and the job they have done there we asked that he not use our son on his campaign website. Legally I know there is no way I can prevent him from doing this. I had hoped he would respect my wishes though. I was mistaken. I have called 4 times and been assured his campaign manager would call me back. After the first call his staff removed the page on his website regarding the Iraq war views he has. This page included statement s such as Iraq was a waste of time, rubber stamped, nothing more than a civil war and that no Al Qaeda had ever been present in Iraq.

Another issue I would like to point out is when I lost my son 8 months ago I received letters of condolence from many Senators, Congressmen, State representatives and Governors from across the country. Every single letter we received was from republicans. Not a single democrat sent condolences. Including Mr. Rice who is a representative in my on home state. And I know he was aware of my son’s death because Gov. Henry ordered all state flags be lowered in honor of my son on Mar. 4th. No one involved in our state government could not know. If he could not honor him then then he can not truly honor  him now.

Thank you for your time

Angelia Phillips
Gold Star Mom of
SPC Micheal “Pokey” Phillips
KIA 24 Feb 08
Baghdad Iraq


Sgt. Freedom Campaign Episode 28 – Season 2