SHTFblog Salutes Our Fallen Warriors on Memorial Day


This is a Memorial Day salute to the service members who gave their lives for our great country.



Even after 25 years I still shiver when I hear this song.

Salute to my brothers and sisters still serving in the Corps and a shout out to my blood brothers in Kilo 4/10 2nd MarDiv. 

Feel free to leave your Memorial Day message below. 

-Jarhead Survivor

10 comments… add one
  • Jethro May 30, 2011, 7:43 am

    Right on. After 41 years I still get the same reaction along with some tears of pride, joy and sorrow. Semper Fi.

  • j.r. guerra in s. tx. May 30, 2011, 11:44 am

    Thank you to all of our veterans and to their families, especially to those who have an empty seat at their table.

  • T.R May 30, 2011, 2:35 pm

    Yep , god bless em .
    One of my fav. movies is “Saving Privet Ryan” . Im glad that they show to the new generation , present , past , home front, and back to present . Starting with the American cemetery in Normandy . Why war is to be avoided and its far reaching affects to families , hope the ones now serving can come home soon .

  • Kathy May 30, 2011, 8:52 pm

    My Dad served in the Army back in the early 60’s overseas….he so badly wanted to join the military that although he is completely blind in one eye he cheated the eye test and memorized the chart just so he could get in. Once his time was done and he tried to re-up the technology caught up and he got found out. He got honorable discharge..but I am always proud that he served our country and would have stayed in if they had let him.

    Bless them all and thanks!

  • Chefbear May 31, 2011, 12:27 am

    I have said before, and explained in a response to a different post… If it was not for the exceptional men an women of our armed forces, my family would bot be here today. With all the sacrifices of the men & women of our military endure, it saddens me that our “leaders” (obama specifically! but there are others) talk support of the troops out of one side of their face while trying to cut their benefits, lie about deployment/withdraw, and just generally disrespect our military!
    These man and women are the HEROES & ROLE MODELS that youngun’s should be looking up to, not these fake, moronic, spoiled and just plain weird folks from Hollywood!
    Sorry, I will ster off my soap-box now….
    I don’t know about anyone else, but I try to than those serving in the military every time I get a chance! I have had several servicemen/women tell me that it’s an awesome feeling to come home from a long deployment, and receive a handshake and a heartfelt “thank you, we are still backing you here at home!”.
    I wish there was more that we could do to show our support….
    I have done some projects with “Wounded Warrior Project”; VFW (veterans of foreign wars); C.A.R.E. Packages; Christmas Packages; and a few other things… Does anyone know about any others that might be good to get involved with?

    • T.R May 31, 2011, 8:02 pm

      In the words of a bad cowboy and indian movie ” Your words speak truth ! “

  • gat31 May 31, 2011, 4:05 am

    l have worked with many veterans over the years and try to thank them always. Being an air force brat myself, l feel it’s important. Chefbear, there is operation shoebox here about a mile from my house they make care packages up with all kinds of needed items and ship them to troops all over.

  • Jason May 31, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I live 10 minutes from Camp Pendleton & know many, many Marines – active & retired. Korea, Vietnam, Gulf vets and I hold each & every one of them in the highest regard. I do not agree with our government reasoning for sending troops abroad but I honor the fighting men & women for their courage, integrity & loyalty.

    Yesterday I hung out with a buddy who was a Gulf vet & we talked about the brotherhood created by & within the USMC & there is nothing like it in the world – it is independent of color, upbringing, nationality and town of origin. It is a given that you lift up your fellow brother or sister without question & if you question it, you’d better pack your bags – quick!

    I know Jarhead knows this and is probably a point of frustration at times but I truly believe most all of America’s internal problems would be resolved if we embraced & lived this mindset.

    It is impossible for me to thank you all enough – God bless everyone of you.

    • Anonymous May 31, 2011, 8:08 pm

      There is a TV show called sons of guns , one episode had a retired Marine that received the medal of honor on it . He got it for his use of a flame-thrower . The guy was over 86 years old . So these guys decided to fix his old flame-thrower back to original condition for free to honor him . When they set up a test area , the younger guys tried it first and missed the targets . The old Marine put it on and blasted it on the first try !

  • Joe Puckett June 1, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Semper Fi to you from a “Grunt Doc” who happened to serve as SMDR
    (Battalion Medical Chief) for the gun bunnies of 5/10 back in the early 80’s. Thanks for a great post on bugging out gear. I’ve been into it for some time and find myself in a continuous update mode. Have gotten my family involved and try to spread the word to friends. The Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared can’t be stressed too much. Even if nothing ever happens (fat chance) I feel better with that BOB in my truck. Keep up the good work.


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