I got nothing…

So you get another video. Actually this one is pretty funny… Marines… sigh… Leatherneck Lifestyle Presents a Weird and Hilarious USMC Moto Video from Leatherneck Lifestyle on Vimeo. They definitely have a few screws loose… Just sayin… It would have … Continue reading

The ultimate beer run…

I know ‘we’ did some crazy stuff, but this one tops ALL of ours… That one wins, hands down! 🙂 h/t Mack … Continue reading

50 years ago this week…

The USS Forrestal almost became the biggest single loss of life in the Vietnam conflict… I still remember seeing a longer version of this in boot camp, and wondering what they hell I’d gotten myself into… A rocket fired across … Continue reading

Finally, PA gets it’s act together…

Military fakers in Pennsylvania may want to consider a change of station. The state has passed stolen valor legislation that will make impersonating a service member or veteran, or wearing unearned military decorations, a third-degree misdemeanor if it’s done “with intent to obtain money, property … Continue reading

Dazzle paint…

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I went down a rathole doing some research, so you get a post with pictures… LOL Determining the range, size, heading, and speed of a ship at sea, before radar was … Continue reading

TBT…

They clanked when they walked… This 19 minute video is a little hokey, since it was done during the war, and the cameras didn’t really work well at night, but it is a tribute to the Naval Aviators and crewmen … Continue reading

TBT…

One more WWII video, although this one is actually a mix of actual and CGI, and has been around for a while. The USS Laffey, DD724, was named in honor of LAFFEY (DD-459), sunk during the Naval Battle for Guadalcanal … Continue reading

The Battle of Midway, day 4…

The 6th of June continued the Battle of Midway… At 0510, Enterprise launched 18 SBDs (Scout Bomber- Douglas) – including planes from VS-6, VB-3, and the five Hornet SBDs – to search westward out to 200 miles. At 0645, a … Continue reading

The Battle of Midway, day 3…

June 5th was a day of retrenchment, with the Japanese withdrawing to the west, and the tattered American aviators trying to find them. This video is directed by John Ford, and shot by actual Navy combat photographers both on Midway and … Continue reading

75 years ago…

One of the pivotal battles of WWII started on the 3rd of June and continued on this day… It took place in the Northern Pacific at a little atoll in the middle of ‘nowhere’, called Midway, made up of Sand … Continue reading