“The most important things I have taken away from my Army training has been how to adapt and overcome along with learning the importance of being able to push past physical and mental pain to accomplish a mission. I apply these things to my daily life and training. No excuses, when I have a goal I make it happen. The extreme vigilance that my training taught me doesn't always translate well into a civilian setting. My mind always wants to revert back to that extreme vigilance especially when I am in a vehicle or if I'm in a group of people. I also picked up swearing early in the Army and it has stuck with me hard. I have to watch myself around my daughter and civilians. It's never my intention to show disrespect towards anyone.“—SPC Melissa Sacia Leuck (Army, OIF Veteran) post sponsored by @catchalift_fund
Marine recruiting Sgt. John Shough of Springfield holds the skull of a Japanese sniper who was killed on Guadalcanal during WWII.
Before the Japanese sniper was spotted tied high in a tree, he killed a young Marine who had gained quite a name for himself during the fighting.
To avenge his death, other Marines in his group beheaded the sniper, and upon his skull, painted the emblem of the 1st Marine Division and the American Flag. I admit, this was messed up but war is literally Hell and it can take you over.
Over 20 years later, the Marine Corps was trying to find someone who remembered the incident and who could name the unidentified Marine, in order to confer posthumously several medals to the young Marine. To date, no one remembered the Marine's name. #warishell#USMC#usarmy#trump#conservative#ww2