Most of the media recognizes the perils our men and women who serve in our Armed Forces face in the global war on terror, but “other duties as assigned” often include relatively unreported humanitarian missions that can be nearly as dangerous—like earthquake-ravaged Nepal.
The improvised Browning belt-fed, .30-’06 “Stinger” in the hands of U.S. Marines played a part in one of the epic battles of World War II: Iwo Jima.
The National D-Day Memorial will soon add a “Marine Corps in the European Theater” narrative plaque—but only if they meet a $20,000 fundraising goal to support the initiative.
Tune in or set your DVR for a significant and sobering series that recounts through eyewitness participation one of the most celebrated battles in U.S. military history.
On Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy,” Americans fought back against the Japanese sneak attack with guns ranging from the M1911A1 pistol to the ’03 Springfield rifle, and most effectively, with machine guns designed by John Moses Browning.
In this third and final episode in the series, Major John L. Plaster, one of the world's foremost authorities on sniping, discusses Marine snipers in Vietnam, and American Rifleman Field Editor Wiley Clapp, who was a Marine captain in Vietnam, recalls the first time he and his men went up against the AK-47.