Warrior Wednesday: A U.S. Marine machine gunner from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment moves with the rest of his unit into attack positions outside the city of Karabilah during the sixth day of Operation Steel Curtain on November 10, 2005.
America’s premier fighting force. The mission of the Marine Corps Rifle Squad is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy, by fire and maneuver, or repel the enemy assault by fire and close combat. It is something the USMC has proven it excels at. Sharing its tradition of excellence as warfighters with enemies near and far since its inception in 1775.
We welcome the bad days. We’ll bleed on the flag so the stripes stay red. We are the sore footed, sun burnt, dirty, tired, hungry sons of bitches that have fought so long to keep the wolves at the gate.
From Delta State University’s Paxton Papers Collection, Series 2. A photograph of a indigenous Filipino man (?) and a male African American soldier that are both enlisted in Company “A” of the 45th Infantry at Camp John Hay.
U.S soldiers of the 1st Infantry division dragging a dead Viet Cong fighter behind their M113 Green Dragon, after he was killed in a fierce night attack by several Viet Cong battalions during the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966.
U.S. Marine, PFC Paul E. Ison, an assistant BAR gunner with the 1st Marine Division, runs hunched through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing a draw, which the Marines called ‘Death Valley’ on May 10, 1945 at Okinawa.