35 Burst results for "Marines"
Two former astronauts receive Space Medal of Honor
"Two former NASA astronauts have received top honors, vice president Kamala Harris, who is also the chair of the national space council, presented the congressional space Medal of Honor to a pair of former NASA astronauts for designing a new crew capsule, the crew dragon, and then piloting it to the International Space Station in 2020. Douglas Hurley and Robert behnken received the accolades in the first congressional space medal of honors awarded since 2016. Harris said their work ushered in a new era in space, an era of commercial space flight as they conducted the inaugural NASA SpaceX demonstration demo two mission. It was the first time in nearly a decade that astronauts blasted into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company, Hurley served in the marines and been conserved in the air force. They were both military test pilots before joining NASA in 2000. I'm Lisa dwyer
Chad Robichaux Tells Us About His Military Background
"Your military background, you were in special ops. If somebody says, okay, what does that mean? Where were you in the special ops world? How do you talk about what do you say? Well, come from a long history of military folks. My family, my family started in World War II, 84 years of service. So World War II, Korea, my father was our first marine, served in Vietnam as infantrymen, and then I was a marine did 8 diplomat Afghanistan and both my sons were marines. One on what to Afghanistan as well. And in fact, one of them is on our international mission in Ukraine right now as a veteran. I was a force recon marine, which is one of the Marine Corps, one of the two of the Marine Corps special operations units. They have both recon and marsoc, force recon is like the more premier recon unit. And then I had an opportunity to try out for what's called a jsoc task force, joint special operations command task force. The Marine Corps does not have a jsoc contingent, but they allow marines to go try out for either the armies or navies jsoc unit and go participate in representing the Marine Corps there. So I was very privileged in 2003. I tried out for the jsoc unit and went over to the navy and which is their premier special operations unit in the world, I believe. And I got the opportunity to be one of 6 force recon marines at the time to represent the Marine Corps and serve at that unit for a period of four years and 8 deployments
Charlie Welcomes Spencer Mozingo of TPUSA's Men's Summit
"Now is the director of our men's summit. We just call it the summit at turning point USA. Yes, thank you, Charlie, for having me. You bet Spencer mozingo Spencer introduce yourself. So then through every aspect of life that you could go through, trying to find out what true masculinity is. I grew up in a fatherless home. I went through the lifelong fixing of that. The abandoned man in the quit culture. It's taught in that. I joined the Marine Corps to 12 years in the Marine Corps. And when I retired from the Marine Corps, there was something tugging at my soul like I had a greater purpose that I needed to fulfill and that's to help other men find their masculine heart. That's what brought us here. And Spencer doesn't talk about it much, but you are a wounded veteran and you got your leg blown off and you haven't let that stop you. I know you don't like talking about it but I think it's an important part of your biography. And you don't let it be part of your biography, which I find to be admirable. And so then you let the marine court, you kind of got working into private security detail, correct. And you kind of came into our circle and we were driving last summer and you basically are like, we need to do a men's summit. And I was like, Spencer, I've thought about it. What would be different? And you had a great answer. And then the lord works in mysterious ways, one of our donors loved the idea. And I said, let's pilot it. And you guys did two pilots this last fall. Tell us about it. We did. So we did a pilot in Montana and we did a pile of in Texas the first group we took 20 men between the ages of 16 and I think the oldest we had there was 54 up to grass range Montana, lots of elevation. And we put them through probably the hardest 72 hours of their life they would ever experience.
7th Dead Humpback Whale Washes up on Jersey Shore
"The idea that whales are washing up on that beach is unbelievable I mean they're even saw whales How do you from a distance Here's the New York Post Olivia Lance 7th dead whale washed up on the Jersey Shore bad news on top of bad news And I'm going to read this to you about I'll cut to the chase too These are the climate change marxists Remember that piece I read to you the other day about this nuclear physicist who said that we're going to go through this there's going to be enormous sovereign enormous poverty And it won't make any difference at all to the positive This whole climate change thing And he said and I've talked about this myself I've written about this People are going to look back at it and say it was the most bizarre a hundred year period In modern man's history And it is the 7th dead whale in a little over a month A little over a month not 60 days washed up on the Jersey Shore this week sparking a debate about the impact of offshore activities on marine life Now they won't stop To figure out what's going on they just keep pressing ahead because that's the nature of the Marxist movement They don't want to know the facts They don't want knowledge They're on the move and this is it And this governor Murphy is a complete a hole The 20 foot long humpback whale was found on the beach Thursday yesterday In bring a team the marine mammal stranding center confirmed today due to the incoming tide and low last night low last night Staff returned at pay break this morning to take photos plans are underway for a necropsy to be performed on the animal
Oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor marks 105th birthday
"The oldest living survivor of Pearl Harbor marked his 105th birthday. Joseph eskenazi from Redondo Beach, California says it feels great. I'm glad to be alive, but this age. A 105 years old. He marked his birthday at the national World War II museum in New Orleans, other veterans representing the army, navy and marines flew in for the event. Eskenazi says he doesn't know why he signed up. By hand just went up when they asked for a vote. Nobody else raise their hand because they knew that it meant death. Because they told you, never volunteer in the army. Pearl Harbor memories include being awakened when a bomb fell, but didn't explode near where he was sleeping. I'm Ed Donahue.
US, Japan poised to agree on shift in Marine unit on Okinawa
"Change is coming for a U.S. Marine unit in Japan. Top national security officials from the United States and Japan are expected to agree to changes in the joint defense posture this week as the two nations confront rising threats from North Korea and increasing aggressiveness from China, U.S. officials say Secretary of State Antony Blinken and defense secretary Lloyd Austin will meet with their Japanese counterparts. They are expected to issue a joint statement that will adjust but not increase the American troop presence on the island of Okinawa, officials say the agreement will transform an existing marine regiment into a new, more rapidly mobile unit, the new agreements come just ahead of a visit by Japan's prime minister to Washington this week, where he'll meet with president Joe Biden at The White House on Friday. I'm Lisa dwyer
Pertamina International Shipping PIS Secures Collaboration Agreements with Global Partners
"11 a.m. Saturday, January 7th, 2023 pertamina international shipping PIS secures collaboration agreements with global partners. Jakarta, January 7th, 2023 ACN newswire, PT per domina international shipping PIS has secured two collaboration agreements with global partners. The signings were held with the inauguration of the PIS branch office in Dubai, UAE pieced me on December 23rd, 2022. PIS signs mock with elite tank ship, signed by the CEO of elite tank ship, main dish cacao, and the director of operations of PIS brilliant. Witnessed by CEO PIS yoki fernande, president director Mina, Nick, would you, president commissioner Mina, basuki chhat pranama, and H dotty ambassador of Indonesia for UAE. Hughes and baggies signed a heads of agreement hoa with BGN international DMC CBG and a memorandum of collaboration mock with elite tank ship PT, LTD elite tank ship, the hollow with BGN, was signed by the CEO of BGN group, Rea bagan, and the CEO of PIS yoky fernande. The agreement addresses a joint venture JV establishment by the two companies for the acquisition, maintenance, and operation of VLGC very large gas carriers vessels and other types of vessels, headquartered in the UAE, is one of the world apos largest LPG liquefied petroleum gas trading companies, and the largest LPG importer in Indonesia. Quote the VLGC business will support BG Mas imports of proteas LPG at some point, it might endorse the cargo market of ammonia, said commercial director of PIS, arif sakmara. The muck with elite tank ship addresses clean petroleum products CPP, dirty petroleum products DPP, gas, and other commodities needed in the Middle East, and other areas covered by the parties. The mock was signed by elite tank ship CEO, main dish, and PIS director of operations, and Singapore managing director brilliant perdana, elite tank ship, headquartered in Singapore, established collaboration with PIS in chartering the VLCC pert Amina prime, the largest owned vessel and accompany pass pride in May 2022 for a 6 year contract period. About PT per domina international shipping PIS PT, LTD, and integrated marine logistics upholding, PT per domina international shipping PIS supports. Indonesia pass economic growth through safe and sustainable operation, becoming a trusted and reliable maritime partner, and promoting value for stakeholders through running its businesses. HTTPS per tami navies dot com copyright 2023 ACN newswire. All rights reserved. WWW dot ACN newswire dot com
Pronoun Offensiveness in the Military
"Sir and ma'am have been commonplace for U.S. Marine recruits to refer to their drill instructors However the U.S. Marine Corps is now considering making it illegal to address high ranking officers using those pronouns the recommendation comes from a study by the university of Pittsburgh that states quote gendered identifiers prime recruits to think about or visually search for a drill instructor's gender first before their rank or role and quote the study noted that the use of pronouns could offend superior officers one minute It's fox's Matt Napolitano on that report and what comes to mind Brian might in for the great one Mark Levin isn't just The obvious here Isn't just the absurdity of it all That we are talking about pronoun offensiveness within the United States Marine Corps It is we are looking at what we've become as a country
Brittney Griner asks supporters to advocate for Paul Whelan
"WNBA star and former Russian prisoner Brittany griner is asking supporters to advocate for another American who still being held in Russia, in a social media post griner says advocacy for her release and letters of support made a big impact, and she's asking supporters to do the same for former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, whose serving a 16 year prison term in Russia for espionage charges the United States says are baseless, Whelan was arrested four years ago. The U.S. had attempted to secure the release of both griner and Whelan, but Russia agreed to swap only grinder for convicted arms dealer Victor boot, grinder writes, I hope you'll join me in writing to Paul Whelan and continuing to advocate for other Americans to be rescued and returned to their families. I'm Donna water
Historic biodiversity agreement reached at U.N. conference
"Negotiators have reached a historic deal at a UN biodiversity conference. The deal would represent the most significant effort to date to protect the world's lands and oceans and provide critical financing to save biodiversity in the developing world. China, which holds the presidency of the UN biodiversity conference or cop 15, released a draft framework that it was approved by governments and calls for restoring 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity, be conserved by 2030, currently 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas are protected. The plan also calls for a redoubling of efforts to conserve threatened species, minimize the impacts of climate change and reduce pollution. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
Doug's Hot Take on the Russian Prisoner Swap
"Going to do some hot takes today on some things that are going on that, you know, frankly, as you look at them, they bother you and you begin to look at in different ways. I'm going to start off with one that probably you're going to be on one side of the other list. It doesn't matter which way I go. And that's going to be the Brittany gronner situation. And the weyland situation, this whole hostage deal negotiation in which we let go a known arms dealer for Brittany gronner. What is interesting to me is, and I know, let me just start over with a few points. And I'll go back and fully acknowledge that waylon Paul William was in custody in the Soviet Union during Trump's administration. He's been in custody in my administration. Trump did not choose to make the deal that was just made for him. Let it go and nothing happened. There were other dynamics going on at play there. And now you've had the dynamic in which Biden and the Biden administration made the deal to get Britney grinder out. I think the problem that put most people with this deal is that, you know, and I've seen it as the WNBA player versus the marine or and the others. And granted, there's issues on both of these cases. And he was not a marine is not a marine Niall. He was a former who was actually dishonorably discharged. From the marines, but again, he's an American, and I think that's the first and first most point that needs to be made here. Number two, grinder is a superstar. Her topic was on the news almost every time you turn on ESPN. Every time you watched it, a sports broadcast every time I come up, something about WNBA. Brittany, your honor's name came up. Which made in the minds of a lot of people that this was getting special attention that a normal person like waylon was not getting.
'I want to talk': Griner opened up during her long trip home
"The Biden administration's defending its decision to engage in a prisoner swap to secure the release of WNBA star Brittany griner, but leaving another American behind in Russia. The spokesman for the National Security Council, John Kirby, says Brittany griner appears to be in good condition and will remain at a Texas military base for physical and emotional care. Kirby tells ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos, they tried really hard to have American Paul Whelan on board that plane too. They were treating Paul very separately, very distinctly because of these sham espionage charges. They levied against him. But Illinois Republican congressman Adam kinzinger says if you make it clear that you're willing to take a deal no matter what, you're going to get a bad deal. And I think you have to negotiate from a position of strength. Roger carstens, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, says there are still cards to play in securing Whelan's release. He told the former marine last week The White House is committed to getting him home. Jackie Quinn Washington
Caller: What About Marc Fogel Left in Russia?
"Merry Christmas. I just wanted to comment on the Brittany griner Paul Whelan deal. I'm a former marine myself served in Afghanistan in 2010 in Marjah. And we keep commenting and keep hearing everyone comment that we left a marine behind a retired marine, a former marine. And I understand that and all that. But what about what about the teacher? What about Mark fogle over there? Because in my understanding, Paul Whelan, you know, not to say anything bad about him or anything, but. But you're about to not have an honorable. But you're about to not have enough. Yeah. So you didn't have an honorable discharge in the honorable Hall of Fame. Who do you think is more on honorable Britney griner or Paul Whelan? Paul Whelan. Okay, so I mean, I don't think we need to muddy the waters. And I've gotten a couple of people saying, oh, you know, he's got a spotty record. He joined the he entered and volunteered and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I don't even know I've absolutely no idea what his history is. I know he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and he's being held on what everybody acknowledges are bogus charges of spying. So I don't want to disparage Paul Whelan. And incidentally, I also don't think we should ignore that it's great that an American came home. There's nothing wrong with that. I get it. And I'm even the whaling family has congratulated the grinder family, and they've said very gracious things and the grinder family has said gracious things about Paul Whelan. Let's just hope and pray that the Biden administration sticks to its promise to work hard to secure Paul Whelan's release.
Van Jones: Young People Will Remember Brittney Griner's Release
"Lot of headlines about the Britney griner prisoner swap for the merchant of death. I want you to hear van Jones yesterday on CNN. It just shows this president got it done. He cared enough about this individual person to get her home. It was shocking. I think for young Americans to see an icon like that, snatched, locked up, treated like garbage, and 9 years, ten years for bringing some cannabis oil medical medically. So these are decade defining images. I guarantee you there are going to be young people ten years from now, 20 years from now, 30 years from now who will remember this moment because she is an icon. And it's really, really extraordinary. People don't talk about, oh, well, this other guy, he's so terrible. There's a lot of terrible people in the world. There's a lot of trouble with people in Russia, but what you don't have and what you can't allow to happen is to have a black female icon, treat it like garbage, an American do nothing about it. Something was done about it and people are going to be proud about that. Sometimes they say the quiet part out loud. You can't let a black female icon be treated that way. She's a black female icon, and that's why she needed to come home. The U.S. Marine, he can rot. Paul Whelan can stay home.
Manatee relative, 700 new species now facing extinction
"An international conservation organization, says populations of a vulnerable species of marine mammal, numerous species of abalone and a type of Caribbean coral are now threatened with extinction. I'm Ben Thomas, with the latest from the red list. The international union for conservation of nature has updated its red list of threatened species and its sounding the alarm about pillar coral found in the Caribbean, numerous species of abalone, a kind of sea snail, and the dugong, a large docile marine mammal related to the manatee that lives from the eastern coast of Africa to the western Pacific Ocean. The dugong is vulnerable throughout its range and major threats include unintentional capture and fishing gear in East Africa and poaching in New Caledonia, and also suffers from boat collisions and loss of the sea grass as it eats. The IUCN red list includes more than 150,000 species, adding another 3000 plus in this update, 700 of which are threatened with extinction. I'm Ben Thomas
Who Is Paul Whelan, And Why Is He Still in Russia?
"I want to finish this conversation about Paul Whelan. Just a couple facts. I'm gonna cap this if you just now watching. If you didn't know, the controversy between Paul Whelan and that girl, I mean, I don't want to make fun of it because Brittany grinder do look like a man and she sound like a man, but she is a girl. She may be one of those situations where she was born with both or whatever. That's irrelevant. So let me talk about this, you know, there's the controversy of whether or not our country should have gotten a marine back over Brittany grinder, who's a basketball player. And a funny thing, yeah, she plays for a team in Phoenix, called Phoenix mercury. And I've been living in things south 18. I ain't even know they had a women's basketball team. I didn't even know Brittany grinder live here. Women's basketball is such a joke. Not the women, but the basketball organization. But anyway, just so just so we're up to speed, Donald Trump was in office. He did not get way back. Joe Biden is in office now, he didn't get waiting back. Waylon's family is very upset because they believe that the swap was unjust. And I could see why they believed that. Waylon argues that the flash drive was supposed to be holiday photos from another person that gave it to him. I don't know why he had $80,000 in his pocket. Simultaneously, while swiping, swapping a USB driver somebody, however, his claim is that he was set up in a sting as if the Russian citizen that he knew was I guess a part of the stain or something of that nature or they tried to set him up and framing and they gave him a flash drive then they busted him. But if you ask me, you know, that seems way too juicy to be true. And I think that I would love to see information. However, it was all done behind closed doors. All of the court, everything was done behind closed doors and there's no evidence or information to give anybody any relevant evidence to defend him. But he was in a Marine Corps from 2003 to 2008, much of his time was as an administrative clerk in Iraq. The end of his career, he got dishonorably discharged for larceny and other lesser offenses after being found to have tried to steal $10,000 from the military.
Trump Refused to Bring Marine Home From Russia
"All right, let me get to with other subject matter and I wanted to do a lot more in depth research on this, but I've been running out of time today, but I want to tell you guys about the guy, the gentleman, Paul Whelan. It may be waylon. I don't know which way to say it. But I'll just go with Paul Whelan right now 'cause I like to say it that way. The former U.S. Marine that had been left behind in an exchange for the guy Victor bout and Brittany griner. I got a couple of things that I want to say about this because my wife brought up a really good point because all the conservatives were upset, rightfully so, for the most part, that a basketball player who pled guilty to taking, you know, cannabis all in possession of cannabis or at the airport, she played guilty to it, got sentenced to 9 years in prison. And they exchanged her for what some people consider to be one of the most dangerous people in the world. His nickname was the merchant of death. Death and destruction and trading and selling illegal firearms across the nation across the world amongst other things that he did led him to a 25 year sentence in the United States of America. Now we exchange that guy for a girl who had hashish oil and cannabis all in a thing getting sentenced to jail. They don't seem like a reasonable exchange. The merchant of death, they got one of the highest profile people that have been convicted in the United States of America, released, and we get a basketball player. I just, it doesn't make sense to me. And it doesn't make sense even more so when you think about the fact that they have another person over there, Paul Whelan, waylon, who's a U.S. Marine, and him being stuck over there, and him not getting at least two of our people for one of their baddest people. my wife would hurt when she go down a rabbit hole, she's down the rabbit hole. So she found some information about waylon, and it really made me think about it. Because she said, well, wait a minute, Brandon. Hold off a little bit, conservatives are going crazy about weyland not being released, but did you know that under Donald Trump's administration he didn't make that trade with waylon? He refused to make a trade for Victor bout. And Paul whalen,
Russian 'Merchant of Death' Swapped for Brittney Griner
"We're going to start on a political note. And that is the Biden regime's trade of a Russian arms dealer, a very bad guy, Victor, merchant of death, boot. Serving a 25 year prison sentence for conspiring to kill Americans, trafficking anti aircraft missiles, providing material support to terrorists. So this guy is traded for Britney griner, the WNBA player, and she is now back on a plane back in the United States. And even some people on the left are and some of the Democrats are like, wait, what is this? What do you make of all this? Well, I make that he likes some terrorists. And apparently, apparently, you know, people are like, oh, why would he do that? Is he not a good negotiator? What's the deal? I think Biden has a little bit of hatred towards America. And this is blatantly it shows it, right? Because this man think about it, this man is a true terrorist. Unlike the January 6th defendants, right? This man is an actual terrorist who actually wanted to kill Americans. Trafficked aircraft missiles, guns, AK-47s. I thought Biden hated all that, right? No, I mean, there's a marine in Russian captivity. A U.S. Marine and Biden opted not to get that guy out, but to get griner out.
"marines" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"To read it. This is from the official U.S. Marine Corps Twitter account. Throughout June, the United States Marine Corps takes hashtag pride in recognizing and honoring contributions of our LGBTQ service members. We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination and defend the values of treating all equally with dignity and respect. Hashtag Pride Month, hashtag USMC. Now this hurts because I love the marines I spent two and a half years teaching them at Quantico on the faculty there. The Marine Corps Kurt, I know your colonel in the army you work early in the army. The Marine Corps isn't about where you put your penis or what you do with your sexual organs. I think that's an insult to marines who died for all Americans. How about you? Yeah, I think it's a disgrace. And it exemplifies how utterly unserious our American military leadership is. Our next Republican president on day one needs to fire all the chairmans of the joint chief of staff, bring in their proposed replacements and say, starting now, this doesn't happen. Every slot that has diversity equity or inclusion or pride or any of the like in its title will now be emptied out and that person either retired or transferred to a useful combat oriented slot. This is over. It's done. We're not doing this anymore. What are your questions about your implementation of my intent? And then we need to do it because it is painful for the marines. It is painful for citizens. It's painful for marine veterans. It's ridiculous and stupid. The job in the military is to deter or defeat America's enemies through the application of combat power. It's to prepare prepare for war and if war happens to crush our enemies. Yes. That's it. That's it. And the marines have, of course, they're very specific function of supporting the decisive military arm, which is the United States Army. I'm just going to let that out there for the real marines out there. They can respond on his Twitter account, but carry on col okay. Well, look, I probably shouldn't get all uppity here because I'm sure the army will be similarly embarrassing itself. I mean, this is just ridiculous. And you know what? It's also an insult to, you know, LGBTQ soldiers. And when we were in, we all knew who saw things differently than we did. And we didn't care. And we served beside them. And, you know, to minimize honorable service and turn it into a sexual orientation check box is, it's actually really insulting. Yeah, it is. That's the whole thing's a disgrace. It's a disgrace, and it is insulting. Okay, let's talk about your forthcoming book from my publisher full disclosure,.
"marines" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"One. I remember an appreciative leadership meeting here in Richmond back in 2014. Is this about a month before I became state president elder bednar was here. And one of the comments he made was we have to stop stove piping the gospel. We talk about missionary work. And then we talk about temple and family history. And now we see how that has been present Nelson stressed it and taught it. So beautifully, it's all one work. It's all the same. And we've got to stop stove piping it. So I like the thought of it being all interconnected. Yeah, yeah. One doctor and it's a Christ doctor and they came from the father, right? Yeah. So I'm just curious, walking into this next role. This is obviously a full-time role for three years and if there's any organization or program or whatnot that is at least somewhat familiar or similar to a military process. Full-time missionaries might be it. In that way, help me grow up and it was an intense experience when not I would assume I'd have a similar or more intense experience with the military, whatnot. But nonetheless, it was a very formative experience for me. And many others. What are your thoughts, we all know that we're completely naive to these roles until we're about 6, 7 months into them. But just for the sake of discussion here, what are you thinking? Walking into this and should your missionaries be intimidated by your marine experience here? Well, interestingly enough, if you've noticed and maybe this have gone against that for doing an interview, but you notice that when they do your bios now, the church news, it doesn't, it doesn't say what your profession was. Oh yeah. Yeah, they used to. I used to talk about your profession, but now with mission presence, they don't, but that aside, I think I was joking when my sons had said, yeah, I was going through the missionary handbook. It says, get up at 6 30. And I'm thinking, 6 30. Revelry was always at 5. Why are we sleeping in for an hour and a half? Oh boy. You're going to have them running on the beach, you know? That won't be a change that will make. But we had a good laugh about it anyway. Nice. One of my sons said, dad, you'll be the only mission president would be sent home a day after you get there. Nice. And speaking of sending home, I mean, that's a big concern nowadays of just this seems like a larger group of missionaries, obviously with the age change. I mean, there's a lot of variables to look at. But it seems like more and more with mental health and what not to anxieties and whatnot. A lot of missionaries are returning home. And obviously in the military, if you can't, you can't cut it and off you go. I assume, I don't know, but I'm sure the work for you. But what are your thoughts on that as far as helping these young men find success? And young women find success in the mission fail. To me, it's the primary purpose. Is to do everything that we can as husband and wife to help love love them and help them and do everything we can to keep them there. And help them to know that the lord is there and help them find a way to better tap into that. To receive his help. And to feel of his love and realize that they can do it. And there is a lot of help. There's this counselors. And the church has done just the incredible job of making that more and more available and a lot more help to mission presence than there were even just four or 5 years ago. What's out there now? So I think that's to me, you know, I had an experience in the state president. I had a young man that was serving and well, he wasn't out, I don't think 6 weeks in the mission browsing column. We joke about this, but man, as a stake president, he just hate getting calls from mission presents. Because it's never good. They never call you up to tell you. Hey, just want to let you know what a great job this missionaries doing. Maybe you should try that. See how it goes? I've made a note. A lot of them that I've mentioned it to they all say, yeah, we should do that. But they've got their hands full. But anyway, he called and we worked with this missionary. And about 6 months later, he called me again. And I was having struggles. And while the third time he called with this missionary, I remember I said two months at present, I said, you've done all you can, send him home. You know, I'm thinking about it as companion. I'm thinking about, you know, the impact it has to the work. I should just send him home. And he said, well, he said, no, he said, I'm not quite ready to do that. And he made it. He served as complete mission, he served two years. He came home. He was a changed person. He wasn't the same young man that I set apart. And a couple of months ago, I call that mission president and I told him, I said, I'd just done a temple recommend interview with this young man. And he was going off to college. And he's just in a good place. I said, I just want to thank you for hanging in there. And doing all you could. I said, and I had received my call then. So I knew, and I told him, I said, you're a great example on inspiration to me. Every time, I'm looking across at a missionary that thoughts of them going home, I'm going to think of this mission president and say, okay, what else can we do? And I'm excited about you mentioned some of the military things. One of the fun things in the military was surprising. If you really want to know how things really look, if you tell them in advance, there's going to be an inspection on such and such a day, you know, they're going to get ready for it, right? They're going to prepare for it. So one of the things that I want to do as a mission president is I'll probably give them a little bit of heads up in the beginning, but down the road, I probably won't. I just want to walk in at 8 30 in the morning and say, I'm here for companion study. Let's do it. Yeah. Nice. And I think I'll learn more about missionaries and how to works going that way than I ever will in any zone coffee. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And especially if they're still in bed at 8 30, right? Nice. Well, this has been awesome. I'm just exploring these dynamics from the leadership with the marines to church leadership and these principles and whatnot. What are we missing before we wrap up? I got one more question for you. But anything we're missing before we wrap up. No. You know, I love the simplicity of going back to, you know, you got to really care about them. Whether that's a member of your ward or a member of your mission or your member of your team that you work with, that's.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"Welcome to veterans chronicles. I'm Greg karus. Thanks for being with us. We are honored to be joined today in studio by mister Robert F Owens. He is a veteran of World War II. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the historic montford point marines and sir, thank you very much for being with us. Thank you. Let's start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised? Atlantic City of New Jersey. Was there much of a military history in your family? Oh, at the age of 5 or 6 years old, I used to go to store where for my aqua field. And he was a World War I veteran. He fought in France. And he was, he was gasped in France, and he used to his face were twisted like that. He says slob, but from the mouth. So that was my first encounter with anything about the military or anything like that. It was my outcome. Right. And I was around 1936 when I used to go to store for you. So you were about 14 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. What was your reaction to it? What were you thinking at the time that you heard that news? About the attacking Pearl Harbor? Yes, sir. I heard president Roosevelt speak on a radio. And he explained everything that happened to the American people and. Because back then, you know, all the news where it was just radio, you know, so everybody but a crowd around the radio and listen to him and boy he was telling us that that day December 7th would live in the infamy and by he said the only thing to fear is fear itself and we will be victorious. And his word where it turned out to be true. Did you know at that moment that you wanted to be part of that effort? Well, not at that moment so much now. No. Later on, later on, I used to travel by from landing city to Philadelphia. Which is about a 60 mile radius from lany city. And us boys, where we used to hitchhike, farmers would pick us up and one of the tickets 18 miles of the 15 miles until we got to the Benjamin Franklin bridge. And then we go across the bridge in a Philadelphia when the war started in 43, when I was 16 years old, I was in so luffy coming down.
"marines" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"That's a fair point. On the patriot mobile newsmaker line, a newsmax contributor Hogan gidley, Hogan on that point, newsmax dot com has a story up about marines who are refusing to get the vaccine. They say they are witnessing a political purge by the Biden administration, forcing you have to read between the lines here, but forcing out Christians and conservatives and people who have a deep concerns about religious religious exemptions here. Are you surprised that the Biden administration is doing this? I mean, Obama did something very similar back during his years. I'm not surprised at all, especially as it relates to people of faith. It's pretty clear the left has just an inherent disdain for those who believe in a power higher than the government. As Christians, they most certainly do believe that your rights come from God and not from government. And so you start the power of the federal government and we know that Joe Biden has administration is all about power. So it would make sense that they're trying to purge people who won't bow down to their edicts. But again, I ask if Joe Biden admits the federal government can't fix this, then why are we, why are we still pushing for these mandates? So why are we still pushing that the military do what Joe Biden says, if he's admitting he can't fix it, it ought to be up to the individual or ought to be up to the individual branch of government or excuse me if the military at the very least. So the whole thing is caving in on itself and discombobulated Fauci's leading the way with his ridiculous rhetoric and his flip flops and his contradictions in the same interview and I just have to say, first we were concerned that the policies of Joe Biden were impacting the American people and they began to feel it. The only place Joe Biden has had positive polling was with coronavirus. Now he's upside down on that too. Sure is. And it's because of the mistakes he's made. I'm in real quick here. Candace Owens made some headlines over the past couple of days, did the interview with president Trump. There was some back and forth as she of course is anti vaccine and the president is very supportive of the vaccine encouraging people to get the vaccine, but she did an Instagram video after that, where she suggested and very, very clear terms, and we're not going to play the audio, but we played it in multiple times, but she says the problem here is that the president is not very well read. He's an old guy doesn't know how to use the Internet, so he's relies on the mainstream media for his for his information on the China virus. That's not the Donald Trump that I know and I mean you worked for the man what say you? I'll tell you he's the most well read individual I know a lot of the boxes that would be on the floor and Air Force One will be making international trips. We're just papers, articles from the Internet from mainstream publications from television stations. They're dot com version..
"marines" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Deal here. And that brings me to the story that we tease on our Facebook Live stream. There is a report from Fox News dot com that the marines are facing a political purge. According to the reporting of Fox News, hundreds of marines are being dismissed because they refuse to get the shot. Now, we understand that thousands of marines have actually put in for a religious exemption, which they're allowed to do. And there are people out there who have legitimate religious reasons for not wanting to get that vaccine. This is nothing new. This has always been the case there have been lots of people for whatever reason based on their religion, they do not want to get the vaccine. Well, according to Fox News, not a single religious exemption has been granted in the Marine Corps. Not a one. Now, I've been hearing from people in the navy and the air force and I'm hearing similar similar stories. Also the army. So they are not, they're not granting any of these religious exemptions and they're telling these marines. You're either going to get the vaccine or we're going to discharge you from the military. One lieutenant colonel said that she is just enraged over all of this. It's an absolute travesty. And she says that she is distraught because many of her friends are not getting the vaccine. One up one lieutenant cardinal, another lieutenant colonel, said that they are discharging service members as fast as they can and as brutally as they can damaging every marine as much as they can on the way out. And these marines are telling us that the people being targeted are conservatives. They're Christians. They're Trump supporters. Remember what Barack Hussein Obama said. That he promised to fundamentally transform America. That's why they fired dozens and dozens of generals and replaced those God fearing patriots with a bunch of woke leftist. General Mark milley, for example, and now they're purging the Marine Corps, and this is happening in other branches of the military, they're purging the military. Why do you think they're doing that? I have a theory on that, but I want to hear your thoughts. Why do you believe the Biden administration and the Obama administration, they purged the military of conservatives and Christians, 8 four four 747 88 68 that's our toll free telephone number, maybe you're one of those people who has been purged, we'd love to hear from you 8 four four 747 88 68. We've got the story up on our website,.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And boot camp. It was with something. No slack, you know, those lack at all. One person messed up the whole proton was punished, you know? At night. But somebody would say something at the tip. And the drill in front of their barracks, but hurts us doesn't know they don't want in the trail. So all I found out grabbed a locker box. And you're on the way, that puts us falling farmers and drill your right shoulder left so a lot of box stuff like that. All your clothes are something that walked around to the very some time they watch it, while they're going up here, then they give it to the real march. In fact, and 7 days a week we had training, you know, even on Sundays they were marching to church. But when you come back, then the drill and from the side, he wanted to drive it on, I do something. So I guess we were the hounds. Anyway, I'm on a finished boot camp, came home on leave. My grandfather, and he said, you might be in the main go, but I still run things around here. 8 o'clock, if you come if you've come home and the doors are closed, you might as well stay out because you're not coming in here. You know, let us know that he was still in charge, you know? Did you ever think about quitting during the difficult basic training? I thought about it, but I am just as I said, I'm going to stick it out. A lot of them didn't make it in the Marine Corps, but they John the army. After that. They made it in the army. I'll write it from Louisiana AI and why. How long were you at montford point? Well, after boot camp I was transferred to second marine second service, but session at what you call a camp Geiger. I guess I get it. Well, I'm a basic on a Sanya to after that. You had to go for advanced training. And then I was assigned. I can't believe that during the time that we were in boot camp. You can go to mainsail unless you possess it because it was all white. From the captain, I was transferred to warm. And the Pacific stayed there two and a half years. And came back. Let me go in well broke out. Well, let's pause right there. Mister grubs, we'll take a quick break and we'll come right back with your story on veterans chronicles. Welcome back. I'm great Columbus, honored to be joined in studio today by Eugene groves, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and of the famed montford point marines. And Sarah, we were just talking about you completing basic training at montford point and you're just about to tell us about when the Korean War broke out, but I want to touch on one thing before that, because in 1948, president Truman desegregated the armed forces, what did that mean for you specifically at that time? 1948. I don't see where it made in the difference from the time when I went in. Doing that. There were no immediate changes. We had separate barracks, stuff like that, you know. We lived in one area. And apparently they've done another area. And it was not integrated. It was definitely not even when I came back in Korean War. We would get to that..
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Our guest this week on veterans chronicles is Eugene groves, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and of the famed montford point marines. He served 20 years in uniform and has since held several positions with the montford point marine association in Washington, D.C., and staff sergeant groves, thanks very much for being our guest today. My pleasure. Where sir, were you born and raised? I was born and raised in some county belt and South Carolina. I was born on the farm. My grandfather was a Sherpa. What I consider one step up from slavery. Because he lived on the white man's farm, just did the farming. And sell up time come around, you know, well, you're just supposed to get a part of what you had worked so hard for. And it was always coming up short, you know, things like that. One brother owned a farm, the other one on the grocery store, what they called it. General store. Had running credit, you know, and kept a tab. And my grandfather's tab was. Accounted everything that was bought by the thing. But when it comes time to pay up, after all the crops and harvests and everything, what are the old was more the storms record was more than what he had for his own work, you know, one couldn't do anything about it at that time. And that was during the time of Jim Crow, I was one and a half. And South Carolina at that time. And I was a little boy. You know, we didn't have to pay roads. We didn't have electric lights, I remember when they were like, let's put it on the other side. And the main crop at that time in South Carolina cotton, called textile was big down in South Bend at that time. Cotton was the major crop. And a small portion of tobacco. And that's so and I'm going to elementary school. It was a one room schoolhouse. And it was about two miles away from where we live. And we walked. And after all the metro school started high school that we now had walked in town, which was closest one..
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Only the only the only person on that bus other than other than us marines were the driver who was the bus driver and he was white but tap we. No that doesn't make any difference. But we got to richmond. We read into a soldier who was headed why this this bus was chartered from richmond. Accurate to dc and we. We ran into a soldier who needed transportation from richmond to dc and he had missed his head missed bush some kind of way and he needed a ride to get onto. Dc so he asked a bus driver could he knew catcher hop on the bus because we did have some vacancies and bus driver to about is not up to me to say these guys charter. This bus and it's up to them over you can route. We didn't care what would he you know robots or not but we said yeah. You can call. You can ride you. Welcome and this. This young man had enough new to ask for front seat on the bus and it brought stale. Everybody was on the bus and we looked at him. And say if you need a front seat yeah you have just to get on mush. You know. And 'cause i still amazes me that the guy would have that much news to ask for this for front-seat owned blush after. He had gotten a free ride but he did. And but and i don't think word was spoken about it. All the way from richmond to dc. It was just the fact that he rode with in fact we. We probably didn't even think about it because we were so happy to be on that bus going home and didn't he didn't phases but just to know that somebody had that much new but my mom mom marine experience was one. I never will forget it. It'll be with me as long as live. And i'm proud of it. I'm really proud of the fact. That i was a marine. You say once a marine always in marine. i'm still. I guess i'm still some some some pardon me i might not be home arena but i'm still some fought marine and that's proud teen in fact i've got a little stand at home. Now that i got all my little paraphanelia you know on that connector but with the marine corps and they have some of my dear down at quantico now in in marine history on that have have a the emblem that i wore through church boot camp in fact i would all the way to the military service and they have the cap cap that i trained in and a money belt that i wore off doing boot camp..
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"But he was a fellow who had determination he. If he started something he was going to finish it and i guess at the time that he went to quantico that flocked out so many that they were down to last staunch will we go. Let this one through. But i don't believe they could have kept branch from graduate branch was determined. He was gonna make it and he and he made and this is what this is. What open up to marine corps. When i was drafted. I didn't think of myself as being somebody out front doing something that was really necessary and something that would be a part of history. I didn't think of myself as being one of one of a group you know. I didn't connect myself to history at all. But now i can look back on it and even though i'm a small pot of that history i can feel good about just being battle smallpo- just to get a little niche in there where i can say and i can tell my children and my grandchildren that i did serve and i was a part of the beginning. It wasn't nam. Is not that i ran into a whole lot of segregation a whole lot of a bigotry or anything like that while i was in the service but the fact after branch came out of quantico things kind of opened up it seems for all branches of service is true. Harry truman president harry. Truman signed a bill to desegregate to entire military all to all the military services and after that everybody was grouped together so act can see where the moffitt point marines were like spearhead for all of this dead opened up after that. And i'm i'm really proud to be a part of but not wanting to boast about it or you know to stick with chess out but i stick it out to me not not to let the world see it but i i'll stick it out to me and say i'm a part of a big fan doors. I'm a real. I'm a. I'm a small theme. But i'm a part of this great big thing and that that makes me feel good about only saying that Only segregation. That happened. As far as i was concerned while i was in the service was when i was ready for discharge. In fact i had really been discharged. But i they they give you a discharge date that they set ahead of time and you still in military until that date arrives but i was we the group that i was discharged in that came north. We chartered a bus from jacksonville. North carolina to richmond virginia. And.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Th marine depot company in. October forty five correct. That's right and what type of work that unit do. Well it was. It was a service unit. And actually it was set up to bring ammunition from behind from from up to the flat setup to to serve the people who serve the actual combat vets combat soldiers. You know combat. I'm calling themselves. And i've known hitting me now but it was we we will. We would waiters who served people who up at the front. Doing doing the ballot. But at that time the war was over so we were more or less a cleanup crew to come behind and whatever whatever whatever work that was to be done we probably got the assignment to you. Know my my my my job as Had been mail order for each united. I had been in up to that time. And that was because of the expire side. Hey it back as a civilian. I was working in male and female longer so i kept that service number that i kept as a mail order and when they didn't really need me as a male only because office to clerk's office took over that responsibility i was assigned to out in the field. Whatever assignments one assignment i had was god duty. It was a warehouse area where they store food food. Whatever whatever food you came on and alan was more or less stored in this unit in fact it's service to third division marines marines third division The eighth alamo division which was an ammunitions company that was a black company but but this the third marine division was the white and the reins. And i was i had. I had a deep patrol. Whoever ride around knees big warehouses and just to wash seated nobody came in. You know as a funny thing about that. When i was doing this duty i was never told what i would do. If i caught somebody going in. I don't know who i would have taken them who i would have given to. I was just told to watch it. But and that was it does second lieutenant. I know we'll forget him. I never knew him. I never really met him. But when i was on duty yes he might have messed with some the other guys too but bob was due dude he would come in his jeep and poke at one end of the warehouse area and wait until i came around in my jeep. And then he would take off and he knew i was going to chase him and he also knew i couldn't catch you.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Was early in the morning and we had picked up. One more fellow food in richmond from. I think it was natural bridge virginia. He was from natural bridge virginia. We'd picked up one more one more marine from natural bridge and there were now would now full us and when we got to to walsall hungry so the bus driver showed us where we should go to wait to get something eat. It was place not as big as this room here. Where at a pot belly stove in the middle of the floor and bitches on the sat round two sides of the room and in the front of the room there was a a window about maybe a foot and a half square where you could order food from inside. What was what seems to be a drugstore and well back in time head and you had counters where you when you get drug still drugstores. Were hangouts for kids anyway. But we had to order from back behind. In fact you couldn't even see in the place good. You could see that it was set up it was. It was a nice over that compared to what was on the side. But we were we. Will we ordered food. And i don't know if they had in hot sandwiches are not the half house will cold and then we waited for the bus and from near we went to north carolina to mumford. Point knocker where who is. We're just outside of jacksonville. Let's let's take a pause there we're talking with. Pfc willie woods member of the historic montfort point marines. I'm greg columbus. This is veterans chronicles. We'll be right back. We are back on veterans chronicles. I'm rick columbus. I'm joined today by. Pfc willie woods of the historic montfort point marines. That is the first all african american unit in the history of the us marine corps established by president roosevelt in nineteen forty two prior to the break. Willie was telling us about his journey down to montfort point after deciding to join the marine corps when he turned eighteen and willie. What year was this when you got to. Monitoring point four to five eighteen forty five so the war was nearing. An end of that time it was it was coming with. The war was coming to close and in fact before we finished moot camp no after boot camp because we hadn't going into combat training and before we finished combat training The wall in and combat training was act was deactivated and we all put in units to go overseas and so you were assigned to the forty nine..
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"He all of his was no invitation to come on. You're welcome to hold the whole thing seemed to be you've been pushed aside pushed off and given information that would kinda kinda pull your spirits now but we looked at each other and listen to him and when he had finishes loon speech he asked this. You still want to go. And we told him yes so with three of us. At that time that had chosen marine cohen. We will we became marines. At that time we had a chance to come back home that night and report back to the next day and then we will given This was received with the first authors. We would receive. We're from got written orders from to take us to catch a train at union station and go to richmond. Virginia and from now we call it a bus to wausau north carolina and from warsaw north carolina. We went to doreen doreen base at month. Point now i had never heard of moffett point until that tie in fact i. The first i'd heard of it was when the colonel said you'd be going among pinpoint and to me. I was just just a name you know but we went and was doing that time. Segregation was everywhere. That was Everywhere you went you just about you saw signs at directed to to wear their they had science colored and white or colored. Not wanted in here you know. Cut him not served here some of that. So but anyway we went to all star. Had we had a little weight over in walsall to wait for the bus to come to take us onto martha point. And now the dc dc was segregated to you might as well admit it but it wasn't. It wasn't something that would hit in the face every day because you lived in your area and other people living in the area and catoon never really came together to you know fall for anything any. I'll say disagreements to come up but When when we got to wausau.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Nothing you nothing special about it but just the thought of going to war. I was glad of one thing. I was glad that the war was being fought where it was. It wasn't here. We weren't affected with the actual ward. Self we were. We were like on the sideline because we didn't have to face war here. And that part we that part of it the only effect that i really hate from that from that was and we used to have blackouts. You would put screens not screams but Black paper or cross your is to keep the light out and they had wardens head. What do you call aaron wardens. It was like just like a school. Practice of a fire drill. Only we did it from inside the house you you stayed inside rather than go outside on the fire drills. You came out but on on these air raid warden average drills you close the house up so the new light could be seen. I guess this because planes came over. They they consider light and you more or less. Be directing the planes were. They could go but it was to keep the light out and we do in times like this. We didn't have tv seeing like have we had had radio. We'd be in the house and the only thing that you could do was listen to the radio or get a book and read but most people cut the lights out in the house even after they get put the cover up to the window to keep the light out kick delight in relevant when you turn eighteen and became eligible for the draft re already aware of the montfort point marines and that. Is that why you decided to join them. How did you go about deciding. Well there was no mumford. Point marines until President roosevelt signed bill. Chance visit in forty two when he signed the bill that would want marines would be established and actually damalf point marines. It was set up more or less as an experiment to see. Well i'll say the old corps.
"marines" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Chronicles i'm greg columbus. Thank you for being with us. My guests at this time. Is willie woods. A veteran of the historic monitored point marines. The first all african american unit ever created by the us marine corps. He joins me now to tell his story. And the significance of the montfort point marines. And willie it's great to have you with us thank you. I'm glad to be here. Thank you let's start with your growing up years. Where were you born. And where did you grow up. How did you eventually become interested in military service. Well originally from south carolina small small blaze called chest and i came to washington. Dc around nineteen thirty two grew up in law. Northwest section washington attended school in in dc. Basically had a normal normal childhood life. I didn't do anything special. I love sports. We we had neighborhood teams in. You know we like your neighborhood. Maybe you live three or four blocks from me. You would play our neighborhood and we know this this without entertainment for the. How old were you when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. And what do you remember your reaction being as a young person i would about. I was around about sixteen seventeen and at the time that attack took place..