Marine Sergeant’s response to Soldier’s claim of Marine arrogance

So, my last post about the Marine Corps being ranked the worst service branch to join generated a ton of traffic and comments, and in seemingly perfect alignment with the theme of that post, a fellow Marine alerted me to this post:

Marine Sergeant’s response to Soldier’s claim of Marine arrogance.

Go read it and come back here and leave a comment if you feel so inclined. I’m really digging this growing community we have on this site.  (Hat tip to Joshua LXXXI‏@Blueberrier0341 for the heads up about the article above.)

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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New front page graphic 2Stan R. Mitchell is the author of nine, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books and writes military action and mystery genre, mostly. He’s also a prior infantry Marine, who LOVES writing!!

If you’re looking for an independent artist to support, look no further. You’ll love Mitchell’s books. Click the link at right to check out his books.

Marine Corps ranked worst service branch to join, and I love it

This article on Yahoo written by Ron Johnson completely made my day. The writer was asked to rank best military branch to serve in.

He ranks them as:

  1. Army
  2. Air Force
  3. Navy
  4. Coast Guard
  5. Marine Corps (Worst Military Branch)

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Marines and Navy Seals, all in a single blog post

Want to be a biker and shoot people for a living, before high-tailing it to the next town?

The job exits.

Marine Special Operators are now using motorcycles to hunt down Taliban members in Afghanistan. The article discusses the advantages of riding motorcycles, which is something I’ve never considered. (Story here.)

And while we’re on the subject of warriors and tough guys, you need to check out the video below. In it, Navy Seals recount a hilarious, almost unbelievable story of a drunken brawl that happens in the middle of a combat zone in Afghanistan.

Your first thought when you watch this — if you’re  a civilian — is that it can’t possible be true. Wrong. Things like this happen far more than you’d ever think. (And warning, video contains profanity. No shit, huh? They’re Navy Seals, people, not Scout leaders.)

Video link.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.