William Guarnere (“Wild Bill”) was a paratrooper of the storied Easy Company, 506th PIR – and a huge influence on one of our writers.
Poor Bloody Infantry
- Sailors as Infantry: the Naval Landing Party
- Indigenous Combat Infantry Badges
- Digging in at Khost
- Airfield seizure photo essay
- Yesterday vs Today’s Paratroopers
- Troops in Contact 1970
- Even God Hates Us
- SF vs MARSOC, Who Wins?
- Medal of Honor Recipient on Video
- Dangers of Confoy Diarrhea
- WTF is Up With Cheap Gear in the PX?
- Dropping a Deuce in the Field
Most people associate the Marines with fighting on the beaches, but landing party sailors fought as naval infantry for many years.
The infantry has been described as the “poor bloody infantry.” Ernie Pyle called them the “mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys.” These are some stories from the grunt life.
Local-made Combat Infantry Badge patches. Like every Joe, Mike Durand wanted his. So they bought local and sewed ’em on by hand.
The Short Timers, a novel by Gustav Hasford, was the foundation for Stanley Kubrick’s war film “Full Metal Jacket”, but it was a close-knit group of Marines called “The Snuffies” that inspired all the characters.
The Close Combat Lethality Task Force is the mechanism by which the Warrior Monk SECDEF Mattis and Advisory Board Chairman Gen. Scales want to revolutionize the infantry, increasing lethality and survivability. Breach-Bang-Clear Time for Better Tech, Better...
Any number of OIF/OEF war bloggers and memoir writers have written about the misery and tedium of their service, the desolate mind-numbing hours of boredom, fatigue, and discomfort punctuated by short bursts of adrenaline, fear, and often exhilaration (or sometimes...
Russian grunts digging in at Khost: this scene will be familiar to many of you. It’s from a Russian movie called The 9th Company.
Merrill, Hernandez, and Reeder had a meeting a couple days ago, discussing what sort of stories we wanted to do in the future, how best to open up the site to new contributors from our readership, etc. Everything was going great until time came to figure out who was...
Today we’re going to tell you about a guy whose balls were so big that, when he walked down the street the townsfolk thought the church bells were ringing: Medal of Honor recipient 1SG Leonard A. Funk.