My old woodland cammies and the American flag armband that we were issued when my battalion deployed to Monrovia, Liberia to re enforce the embassy back in 1996. We were over there for the 4th of July and a group of Liberians, about 30-40, gathered in front of the main entrance to the embassy and were singing, dancing and holding up signs saying “Happy Birthday USA!” It was a pretty cool sight. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

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This picture was taken July 4th 2015 in Parwan Province. It’s Marines of Advisor Team 4 GLT/2ND ANGLICO as well as soliders of the 101'st Airborne and Multi Functional Team. kldmepperson41814 my friend Epps is on the right hand side standing. Happy Independence Day y'all! 🎉💥 Semper Fi!

U.S. Marines Pfc. George H. Kirk (left) of Ganado, Arizona and John V. Goodluck (right) of Lukachukai, Arizona, both of the Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Bináhásdzo), are photographed before their shelter on a hillside following the American victory of the Battle of Guam. Both are attached to a communications unit. Between 400 to 500 Native-Americans in the United States Marine Corps had the primary job of transmission of secret tactical messages in their native languages and became known as “Code Talkers”.  They transmitted these messages over military telephone or radio communications nets using formal or informally developed codes built upon their native languages. Their service improved the speed of encryption of communications at both ends in front line operations during the war. The main language used in the Pacific Theater of the war was Navajo, although Lakota, Mekswaki and Comanche were used to a lesser extent. Because of the complexity of the Navajo language and the scarcity of Navajo speakers outside of the Navajo Nation, the Japanese were never able to decipher the code. The unbreakable code saved thousands of lives and helped end the war in the Pacific. Guam, Mariana Islands, September 1944.

We freed ourselves from the oppression of the British to become a Nation United…..along the way we let the media and what I call Hyper-political lead correctness lead us a stray. Let’s not let a flag divide us or the actions of a few affect the masses. Time to be United and rise above the satire that the media and social media force feed down our throat. HAPPY 4th of July too all and Semper Fi #America #USMC #Marines #military