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Happy 240th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

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It is that wonderful time of year again (10 November), where ALL DEVIL DOGS, current and former look around for a fellow Marine to say…
HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY, MARINE!!
The year 2015 has brought us the 70th Anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima, the 12th Anniversary of the March to Baghdad, 74th Anniversary (7 December 1941) of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the 14th Anniversary (11 September 2001) of the Attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon & Field in Pennsylvania!

The four events bring forward in our memories the Two Most Tragic and Horrific Terrorist Attacks on U.S. soil in United States history.

* The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert B. Neller, mentioned a Marine’s ” Embodiment of the Legacy Within” & ” Warrior Spirit and Will to Win!”

* The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt Major Ronald L. Green, mentioned that this the 100th Year of Parris Island making Marines and the fact that all Marines have a ” Commitment to Contribute to our Great Legacy!”
I whole heartedly agree with them and see them as the STANDARD OF TRUE HEROES to this Nation!
Socrates once said: “Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death”.

Since 1775, the United States Marine Corps has made the world a safer and better place to live by doing just that.

I wished to share some of my favorite quotes & terms about the United States Marines…

** President Ronald Reagan said in 1985,
>>> Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem!
* “INDOMITABLE SPIRIT “

* ” UNCONDITIONAL COMPASSION”

* ” FIERCE NATIONAL PRIDE”

* ” UNSHAKABLE RESOLVE”
** RAdm.” Jay” R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995 said,
>>> ” Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean.
They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve got really short hair and they always go for the throat.”
* ” HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS!”

* ” UNCOMMON VALOR”

* ” NEVER GIVEN. ALWAYS EARNED” (ref the title MARINE)
** Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991 said,
>>> They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or “we’ll blow you away.” And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, “Igaralli ahow,” which means “Excuse me, I didn’t mean it, my mistake.”
** ” MARINES NEVER LEAVE A MAN (or WOMAN) BEHIND!”

** ” NEVER HAVE SO MANY, DONE SO MUCH WITH NOTHING, IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH NOTHING”

* ” FIRST IN THE FIGHT”
** Major General James Mattis (USMC), said to Iraqi tribal leaders in 2004,
>>> ” I come in peace, I didn’t bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
* ” ONCE A MARINE… ALWAYS A MARINE”

* ” MARINES DO NOT STAND DOWN UNTIL THE MISSION IS COMPLETE”
** Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997 said,
>>> “The United States Marine Corps, with it fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”
* ” TO OBSERVE A MARINE, IS INSPIRATIONAL. TO BE A MARINE, IS EXCEPTIONAL.”

* ” ALWAYS FAITHFUL” or in Latin… ” SEMPER FIDELIS “
I can honestly say that there is no truer calling than to be a United States Marine.

There is only one thing in this world that I hold near and dear to my heart…. Family, which includes every United States Marine, in which I too am proud to claim the title, United States Marine! “

This which has always been and will continue to be one of my most cherished accomplishment.
** 240th United States Marine Corps’ Birthday Tribute Video

Here are some links to OUTSTANDING 240th United States Marine Corps Birthday Tributes, from the Commandant of the Marine Corps & the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps!
* G.E. Investigations (Company Site)… http://www.GeInvestigations.com

* 2015 Video Message (You Tube) … https://youtu.be/Sg5GPScSQHo

* 2014 Video Message (You Tube) … http://youtu.be/g8ymx-l32j4

* 2013 Video Message (You Tube)… http://youtu.be/GqZtwb5bf3I

* 2012 Video Message (You Tube) … http://youtu.be/jx3VcGnslU4
The CEO & Founder of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons, is himself a Decorated Former Marine (Purple Heart Recipient – Vietnam)… OOH-RAH!

* 2015 Video: https://youtu.be/Zz7xWCR4KWU

As a final note, in history, as always there is a war on somewhere in the world and the UNITED STATES MARINES are ALWAYS there to PROTECT THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES!

” SEMPER FIDELIS” or ” Semper Fi” as it has come to be known, is the Marines motto and it means ” Always Faithful” !
I have always believed this to be true.
SEMPER FIDELIS… is a Way of Life!!
And with VETERAN’s DAY tomorrow ( 11 November )…

I also wish to say Thank You for their sacrifice and eternal dedication to ” DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY ” .

As to my cousins in other branches of the armed services, I also send best wishes for a safe tour and GODSPEED home to your families.
” FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS” to all my brothers, sisters & cousins of the United States Armed Services!
Professionally,

G.E. Investigations, LLC
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Happy 239th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps & Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy 239th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

 

Happy Veteran’s Day!

 

 

Happy 239th Marine Corps Birthday!
Happy 239th Marine Corps Birthday!

 

 

It is that wonderful time of year again (10 November), where ALL DEVIL DOGS, current and former look around for a fellow Marine to say…

HAPPY 239th BIRTHDAY, MARINE!!

 

The year 2014 has brought us the 11th Anniversary of the March to Baghdad, 73rd Anniversary (7 December 1941) of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the 13th Anniversary (11 September 2001) of  the Attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon & Field in Pennsylvania!

The events bring forward in our memories the Most Tragic and Horrific Terrorist Attacks on U.S. soil in United States history.

* The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr, mentioned a Marine’s ”  CONFIDENCE!”

* The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt Major Michael P. Barrett, mentioned that Marines ” Live Hard!  Train Hard!  Fight Hard!”

I whole heartedly agree with them and see them as the STANDARD OF TRUE HEROES to this Nation!

Socrates once said: “Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death”.

Since 1775, the United States Marine Corps has made the world a safer and better  place to live by doing just that.

I wished to share some of my favorite quotes & terms about the United States Marines…

** President Ronald Reagan said in 1985,
>>> Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem!

* “INDOMITABLE SPIRIT “

* “UNCONDITIONAL COMPASSION”

* “FIERCE NATIONAL PRIDE”

* “UNSHAKABLE RESOLVE”

 

** RAdm.”Jay” R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995 said,
>>> “Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean.
They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve got really short hair and they always go for the throat.”

* “HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS!”

* “UNCOMMON VALOR”

* “NEVER GIVEN. ALWAYS EARNED” (ref the title MARINE)

 

** Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991 said,
>>> They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or “we’ll blow you away.” And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, “Igaralli ahow,” which means “Excuse me, I didn’t mean it, my mistake.”

** “MARINES NEVER LEAVE A MAN (or WOMAN) BEHIND!”

** “NEVER HAVE SO MANY, DONE SO MUCH WITH NOTHING, IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH NOTHING”

* “FIRST IN THE FIGHT”

 

** Major General James Mattis (USMC), said to Iraqi tribal leaders in 2004,
>>> “I come in peace, I didn’t bring artillery.  But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes:  If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

* “ONCE A MARINE… ALWAYS A MARINE”
 
* “MARINES DO NOT STAND DOWN UNTIL THE MISSION IS COMPLETE”

 

** Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997 said,
>>> “The United States Marine Corps, with it fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”

* “TO OBSERVE A MARINE, IS INSPIRATIONAL. TO BE A MARINE, IS EXCEPTIONAL.”

* “ALWAYS FAITHFUL” or in Latin… “SEMPER FIDELIS”

 

I can honestly say that there is no truer calling than to be a United States Marine.

There is only one thing in this world that I hold near and dear to my heart…. Family, which includes every United States Marine, in which I too am proud to claim “the Title”!

This which has always been and will continue to be one of my most cherished accomplishment.

 

** 239th United States Marine Corps’ Birthday Tribute Video

 

 

Here are some links to OUTSTANDING 239th United States Marine Corps Birthday Tributes, from the Commandant of the Marine Corps & the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps!

 

* G.E. Investigations (Company Site)…  http://www.GeInvestigations.com

* 2014 Video Message (You Tube) … http://youtu.be/g8ymx-l32j4

* 2013 Video Message (You Tube)… http://youtu.be/GqZtwb5bf3I

* 2012 Video Message (You Tube) … http://youtu.be/jx3VcGnslU4
 

The CEO & Founder of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons, is himself a Decorated Former Marine (Purple Heart Recipient – Vietnam)… OOH-RAH!

* 2014 Video: http://youtu.be/g8ymx-l32j4

 

As a final note, in history, as always there is a war on somewhere in the world and the UNITED STATES MARINES are ALWAYS there to PROTECT THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES!

“SEMPER FIDELIS” or “Semper Fi” as it has come to be known, is the Marines motto and it means “Always Faithful”!

 I have always believed this to be true.

 SEMPER FIDELIS… is a Way of Life!!

 

And with VETERAN’s DAY tomorrow ( 11 November )…

I also wish to say Thank You for their sacrifice and eternal dedication to”DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY”.

As to my cousins in other branches of the armed services, I also send best wishes for a safe tour and GODSPEED home to your families.

 

“FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS” to all my brothers, sisters & cousins of the United States Armed Services!

 

Professionally,

G.E. Investigations, LLC
www.GeInvestigations.com
www.ExigentCircumstances.com
866.3ISPY4U (866-347-7948)
AIM / ICQ: DetectiveGE
Yahoo: GeInvestigations
Certified & Licensed Private Detective
Certified Missing Persons Investigator
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
NRA Certified RTBAV Instructor
AIM / ICQ:  DetectiveGE
Yahoo:  GeInvestigations
AZ PI # 1003249
CA PI # 28412
CA SO # 1780761
CA FP # 342520
“Giving you… Just the Facts!”
Semper Fidelis!
“Assisting you in those times of EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES…
When Waiting Isn’t an Option!”

IGNORED HEROES: Families of Beirut bomb victims mark 30th anniversary of first major terrorist attack on US

Families of Beirut bomb victims mark 30th anniversary of first major terrorist attack on US

 

Fox News
by Cristina Corbin
October 23, 2013

 

The Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. (Courtesy: United States Marine Corps).
The Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. (Courtesy: United States Marine Corps).

 

 

It was Oct. 21, 1983, when the parents of Lt. William Scott Sommerhof received a letter from the 25-year-old Marine serving in Beirut, who wrote of his excitement to be returning home soon and who had already begun his Christmas shopping.

Two days later, Sommerhof and 240 other U.S. military personnel  were killed when suicide bombers detonated two trucks of explosives at military barracks in Lebanon in the first major terrorist attack against the U.S. The attack was the deadliest day for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, and produced the highest death toll for the U.S. military since the first day of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War.

For the families of those killed, three decades and many more terror attacks have not diminished the memory of soldiers and sailors who paid the ultimate price in the savage bombing that ushered in an age of terror.

“He was an angel, he truly was,” Jocelyn Sommerhof, of Evansville, Ill., said on the thirtieth anniversary of her son’s death. “Even from the time he was a little boy, he looked up to the military.”

IGNORED HEROES: Families of Beirut bomb victims mark 30th anniversary of first major terrorist attack on US
IGNORED HEROES: Families of Beirut bomb victims mark 30th anniversary of first major terrorist attack on US

At 6:22 a.m. on Oct. 23, a 19-ton, yellow, Mercedes-Benz stake-bed truck made its way toward the Beirut International Airport, where the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit was deployed. The driver, an Iranian national named Ismail Ascari, drove onto an access road leading to the compound, accelerating at great speed before crashing into a wire barrier separating the parking lot from the building. 

The truck continued to barrel through the compound, eventually crashing into the lobby of the building that served as the barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines. The force of the blast collapsed the four-story building, killing many instantly and crushing others inside. In all, 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers died. Another 58 French paratroopers were also killed in the attack.

The forces were part of a multinational team of American, British, French and Italian soldiers who were sent to Beirut to assist the Lebanese Armed Forces during the Lebanese Civil War. Their deployment followed massacres by militiamen at two refugee camps.

The bombings were blamed on the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran. At the time, President Reagan called the attack a “despicable act,” although no perpetrators were ever brought to justice. The U.S. pulled out of Lebanon in 1984 after a Pentagon commission found the military lacked the training and expertise to deal with the terror threat.

 In 2004, Condoleezza Rice, then the national security advisor, told the 9/11 Commission that the Beirut attack was what started the U.S. long-running war on terror.

“The terrorist threat to our nation did not emerge on Sept. 11, 2001,” Rice said. “Long before that day, radical, freedom-hating terrorists declared war on America and on the civilized world. The attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983, the hijacking of the Achille Lauro in 1985, the rise of Al Qaeda and the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the attacks on American installations in Saudi Arabia in 1995 and 1996, the East Africa bombings of 1998, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in 2000. These and other atrocities were part of a sustained, systematic campaign to spread devastation and chaos and to murder innocent Americans.”

Still, some believe the Beirut attack has been forgotten as new acts of terror have occurred in the intervening years.

“I’d like to think that people will always remember this day,” Sommerhof said, “Because it was the first horrific act of terrorism that this country ever faced.”

Survivors, family members and supporters have long lobbied for an official postage stamp commemorating those who died in the attack. To date, the U.S. Postal Service and the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee have not agreed, although a private vendor stamp created by the group is approved for use as postage by the USPS.

At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, N.C., military officials marked the anniversary Wednesday morning with a ceremony at the camp’s Beirut Memorial. The special ceremony also honored other fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, was the featured speaker.

For Sommerhof, such recognition of her son’s service helps keep his memory alive.

“He was a good student and fun loving,” Sommerhof said of her son, who graduated the University of Illinois, where he went through the school’s ROTC program. She said her son, who went by “Scott,” admired two uncles who had long served in the military. 

“They were heroes to him,” she said.

Boston Herald: ‘Nine lovely trees’ pay tribute to Marine valor

 

Direct Link:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/23/families-beirut-bomb-victims-mark-30th-anniversary-first-major-terrorist-attack/

UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT: 26,000 Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm ( NO… Means STOP! )

Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm in Washington


The New York Times

by Jennifer Steinhauer
May 7, 2013

WASHINGTON —

The problem of sexual assault in the military leapt to the forefront in Washington on Tuesday as the Pentagon released a survey estimating that 26,000 people in the armed forces were sexually assaulted last year, up from 19,000 in 2010, and an angry President Obama and Congress demanded action.

The study, based on a confidential survey sent to 108,000 active-duty service members, was released two days after the officer in charge of sexual assault prevention programs for the Air Force was arrested and charged with sexual battery for grabbing a woman’s breasts and buttocks in an Arlington, Va., parking lot.

Read the full article at… Direct Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/us/politics/pentagon-study-sees-sharp-rise-in-sexual-assaults.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130508

 

 

Giving Needed Understanding To Those Who Served: Maricopa County Veteran’s Court!

Giving Needed Understanding To Those Who Served: Maricopa County Veteran’s Court! 

 

 

I hope that this idea to HELP & SUPPORT Our Military Veterans, especially the ones returning from combat continues and grows to help those who served to protect us!

 

The Superior Court of Maricopa County founded its Veterans Court in 2011 in order to address the growing number of veterans involved in the criminal justice system.