This blog is for Communication among Marines and people interested in the Marines. The 10 is for Communications. The Photo above is Marble Mountain, Danang, Vietnam.

Mar 28, 2013

Historic Photos


A company does HD photo restorations of vintage pics from the Library of Congress. Pictures from various states from the late 1800's, amazing shots of life back then.

Here are some of the amazing results!

1900 | Scranton , Pennsylvania . " Delaware , Lackawanna , and Western Railroad yards"

002 | 1862 | On the James River in Virginia . "Effect of Confederate shot on Federal ironclad Galena " | James F. Gibson

003 | 1864 | " James River , Virginia . Double-turreted monitor U.S.S. Onondaga, soldiers in rowboat"

004 | 1865 | " City Point , Virginia (vicinity). Medical supply boat Planter at General Hospital wharf on the Appomattox "

005 | 1890 | Florida . "Brown's Landing, Rice Creek"

006 | 1896 | U.S.S. New York . "Group of sailors" | Edward Hart

007 | 1897 | "Commodore H.M. Gillig's racing sloop Vencedor on Lake Erie " | John S. Johnston

008 | 1897 | "Berth deck cooks, U.S.S. Oregon" | Edward H. Hart

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Mar 21, 2013

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Mar 20, 2013

WW II and Vietnam - James Webb

The rapidly disappearing cohort of Americans that endured the Great Depression and then fought World War II is receiving quite a send-off from the leading lights of the so-called ’60s generation. Tom Brokaw has published two oral histories of "The Greatest Generation" that feature ordinary people doing their duty and suggest that such conduct was historically unique.

Chris Matthews of "Hardball" is fond of writing columns praising the Navy service of his father while castigating his own baby boomer generation for its alleged softness and lack of struggle. William Bennett gave a startlingly condescending speech at the Naval Academy a few years ago comparing the heroism of the "D-Day Generation" to the drugs-and-sex nihilism of the "Woodstock Generation." And Steven Spielberg, in promoting his film Saving Private Ryan, was careful to justify his portrayals of soldiers in action based on the supposedly unique nature of World War II.

An irony is at work here. Lest we forget, the World War II generation now being lionized also brought us the Vietnam War, a conflict which today’s most conspicuous voices by and large opposed, and in which few of them served. The "best and brightest" of the Vietnam age group once made headlines by castigating their parents for bringing about the war in which they would not fight, which has become the war they refuse to remember.

Click to read the rest of the article written by Marine and Senator James Webb.

Mar 18, 2013

Iraq - Ten Years Ago

A decade ago this week, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq. This photo essay is the first in a three-part series on the Iraq War's 10th anniversary. (Credit: Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images)

Mar 5, 2013

Operation Pluto WWII

Operation Pluto - Pipeline Under the Ocean
England To France Pipeline 1944 

You may have already known of this, but I sure didn’t. In spite of watching film about WW II and the European theater, I never thought to wonder how all the military vehicles were supplied with fuel. They sure couldn’t just stop at the corner station and fill up their tank or jeep gas tank. I found this film fascinating.

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