Is that what you want to do? You wanna sit here and label me just another case of some crazy ass combat vet who lost his mind, huh? Maybe that’ll appeal to some shit-bag jury in some shit-bag court. It wasn’t on a battlefield … That’s not where my life went to shit.

Lookin’ Fly - An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, flies in position while conducting aerial refueling training operations in U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility Sept 23, 2012. The training consisted of MV-22B Ospreys and AV-8B Harriers conducting aerial refueling with the 24th MEU’s KC-130J Hercules planes to practice the skills needed for long-range flight operations. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force for U.S. Central Command in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl) by United States Marine Corps Official Page

Sgt. Daniel Mullis, a formal marksmanship training course instructor at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer here, pins an expert badge on Jorge Solis, 5, who visited the base as a wish child with the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Solis, Jorge, who suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer, experienced the base with his parents and three brothers.

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Honoring a Legend


U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez recieves an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., April 4, 2014. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez’s attendace at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kathryn K. Bynum/Released)