Happy 236th Birthday Marines!
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From Col Casey, President MCTA:
Fellow Tankers and Marines, we celebrate this 236th birthday of our beloved corps knowing that through the MCTA we are in association with the finest, the extended family of Marine Tankers. I wish you all well and a happy birthday and look forward to our next reunion. Nothing stops us. Neighter earthquake nor hurricane. We roll on and in the path of our tracks a new ..read more
A year after Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, was deployed to Iraq with Regimental Combat Team 1, he returned to his home in San Marcos, Calif., only to suffer blinding, week-long headaches: the first sign of his failing kidneys.
Last Sunday, Chadwick underwent a four-and-a-half hour kidney transplant that saved his life. His kidney donor was a fellow soldier, 24-year-old Lt. Patrick Wayland from Midland, Texas, who went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 1 at Pensacola Naval Air Station in ..read more
THE WARRIOR SONG -- HARD CORPS
Words and music by: Sean Householder
A compilation of one-liners from the era. No credit is taken, just the hope that other Marine Tankers will appreciate the humor.
Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea.
The Tanker’s “Principle of War” is not to die for your country, it is to make the enemy S.O.B die for his country.
Tanks are cool!
It is a fact that Tank tracks are instinctively drawn toward mines, deep mud, etc. ..read more
This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad. For those who take the time to read it, you’ll see a letter from him to his dad at the bottom. It makes you truly thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL of our troops.
By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps
USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF
We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.