The Marine Corps - 1,560 words
The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on heave ...
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Marine Corps - 2,285 words
... f on the battlefields of France as the 4th Marine Brigade earned the title of "Devil Dogs" for heroic action during 1918 at Belleau Wood, Soissons, St. Michiel, Blanc Mont, and in the final Meuse-Argonne offensive. Marine aviation, which dates from 1912, also played a part in the war effort, as Marine pilots flew day bomber missions over France and Belgium. More than 30,000 Marines had served in France and more than a third were killed or wounded in six months of intense fighting. (Alexander, 395) The Marines continued to protect American interests throughout Latin America and Asia during the years between World War I and World War II. From 1929 until the outbreak of the war with Japan, ...
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Mccarthyism - 1,515 words
Vivian Gonzalez McCarthyism was one of the saddest events of American history. It destroyed peoples lives and shattered many families. It threw innocent people into a whirlwind of mass confusion and fictional portrayals of their lives. McCarthyism spawned for the countrys new found terror of Communism known as the red scare. McCarthyism was an extreme version of the red scare, a scare whose ends did not justify the means. The Red Scare happened twice in the history of this great country. When the communist took over Russia in 1919, the American people were unnerved. They were afraid of a communist take over in the states. When the First World War ended in 1918, there was still an ideological ...
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From Brick And Mortar To Click And Mortar - 4,908 words
... call centers, smart cards, etc. (Seybold & Marshak, 1998, p. 33) These are the means by which customers can conduct E-commerce transactions, and the processes supporting them should be designed with the customer in mind. Stated differently, businesses must design the processes customers will use to conduct E-commerce transactions from a customer prospective. In other words, your business processes must support the customers needs, not merely your business needs. Many of the technologies noted above can provide customers with the ability to initiate and complete transactions on their own. They should be allowed to do so. When customers can complete most transactions using technology, midd ...
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Foliage - 1,811 words
I place my boot on the neck of this commie bone bag, the toe resting on his chin. I think, I hate this wet heat he breathes. At least there is no rain in it--for now. I hate his elusive sky, too. A sky filled with foliage, unlike the limbs and leaves of the hickory or oak trees back home. "Slats, you and Mad-dog planning to marry that commie beaner," Luke hissed at me. I watch as reality seems to shift; 5' 7", 176 pounds of ground foliage in front of me apparently transforms itself into a Forced Recon Marine, even though my mind knows it is just Luke stepping out of the underbrush.1 Foliage, there is an appropriate sound--and smell. Foliage, aged and weary foulness. I long for a dry breath o ...
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Aptured Moment Paper - 1,169 words
... Hemmer said that my name was in the TH for Rugby. I didn't see it maybe Michelle still has it. His Dad told him it was in there on Mon. so she may still have it. I'll have to give her a call. I really love to play. But I think that I was playing with a little hesitation though. I don't want to get hurt and have a hugh med bill to pay! Can you send that phone # to me. I'll try to get a hold of them here. Thanks!*BR* "Congratulations,folks! You are the winners of a breathtaking six-month trip of sailing the pacific." In the usual course of events, most people would dive in on the chance to sail the Pacific for free. However, as we are all aware, free doesn't always mean free, as I was soo ...
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Women In Combat - 695 words
From Kelly Flinn to G.I. Jane, controversy has raged in recent months over whether women are fit for military service (Brown 326). In the articles Women Unfit for Combat? Au Contraire! and Women are not a Warrior Class, both authors convey their thoughts on women in combat. Both authors give many reasons why or why not women should be allowed to fight in combat. Timothy Brown, the author of Women Unfit for Combat? Au Contraire! gives many more strong examples to argue his case than the author of Women are not a Warrior Class and, consequently, has a more persuasive essay. In an effort to discourage women from considering combat rolls in the military, Paul Hackett, one of the authors of Women ...
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Pearl-harbor - 1,764 words
... heast Asia and that Britain would declare war the next day. Roosevelt responded that he would go before Congress the following day to ask for a declaration of war against Japan. Churchill wrote: "To have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. Now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! . . . Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder (Friedrich 44). The bombing rallied the United States behind the President in declaring war on Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S., bringing about a global conflict. ...
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Women In The Military - 1,122 words
... bat billets argue that it is too dangerous to put women in the position of becoming prisoners of war. Without a doubt, there is a much greater probability for acts of sexual molestation and rape with the addition of women to the front lines. Although they were technically in support roles, two female U.S. soldiers were taken captive and the Iraqis in the Gulf War sexually abused one. This situation made those who were already skeptical about putting women in such a compromising position further question whether women should be subjected to the horrors of combat. Many, however, argue that adult women who make the decision to join the military are aware of the consequences (Minerva, Spring ...
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Pearl Harbor - 1,038 words
... of 1941 to try to lift the embargo with the U.S. and would call of the war if they were successful. The Americans and Japanese did not come to an agreement and the battle was underway. On November 26, the Japanese fleet left home on their journey to Hawaii. Their 4000 mile trip would take 12 days and would prove quite difficult. The winter weather was stormy and the high winds caused several sailors to be swept overboard. But, their voyage was successful and the men were ready for battle as their Admiral said to them: The rise or fall of the Empire depends on this battle. Everone will do his duty to the utmost. (Larry Kimmett, pg.28) On December 7, the ships had anchored 220 miles north ...
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Kennedy - 1,273 words
The Kennedy family was notorious for wrongdoing but yet many Americans overlooked this and fell in love with the Kennedy family. The great Kennedy legacy began with Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. Joseph Kennedy, the father of President John F. Kennedy, was born in Boston on September 6, 1888 to a family of Catholic, Irish immigrants (Encarta. Joseph...).After completing his studies at Harvard University he began his career as a small businessman, and local politics. He came to be one of the richest men in American through his work in making motion pictures, shipbuilding, and real estate and stock market speculations. Joseph Kennedy had nine children with wife, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the daught ...
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Pearl Harbour In French - 998 words
A 7:55 sur le matin du 7 decembre 1941, les Japonais ont fait qu'est-ce qui pouvait etre l'attaque la plus importante de la deuxieme guerre mondiale. Ils ont attaque la Flotte Pacifique des Etats-Unis a Pearl Habour, Hawaii, qui a amene les Etats-Unis dans la guerre et a assure la defaite de la Japon, l'Allemagne, et l'Itale. Avant la guerre, la Japon avait des autres problemes - il y avait une manque des ressources naturels, comme l'huile. A ce temps, le gouvernement japonais commencait d'etre plus en plus controle par le militaire. La Japon avait des batailles gros en Chine et en Manchuria. Elle a voulu prendre l'Asie Sud-Est, qui etait occupe par les allemands. Ces pays avaient les ressou ...
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Miramar Air Station - 452 words
World War II opened many Americans eyes to the possibility of invasion from another country; as was seen when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in the winter of 1941. Since that time, the reality of war has been a major contributing factor to the Californian lifestyle and how it views the military. This new found reality during and after War II caused California to help support a massive increase in the number of military bases being constructed throughout the state (32 Million Asked For Local Bases 1956, 1:3). Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar is one base in particular has stood above the rest: both in, military prestige and effectiveness (Vistica 1990, B1). NAS Miramar evolved from an ordin ...
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The Heroic Similaties If John F Kennedy And Beowulf - 995 words
The Heroic Similarities of John F. Kennedy and Beowulf A Hero is defined as, A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. (Marriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999) Its the best word to describe mythological character Beowulf, and 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Beowulf was a honorable man, who reigned as kind and the strongest warrior throughout land. J.F.K. charmed the U.S. with wit, kindness, and bravery. John F. Kennedy and Beowulf had similar heroic qualities. Beowulf and Kennedy can both be noted for various brave act throughout their lives. Beowulf was looked upon as the greatest warrior of his people, the Storm-Geats. His gratitude led him to help the King of Storm-D ...
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John F Kennedy - 1,071 words
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest person ever to be elected president. Also, He was the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20the century. He served in World War II on PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban Missile Crisis and started Peace of Corps to help 3rd world countries better them selves. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore, his achievements were limited. He was shot in the head and died within an hour. Kennedy was born on May 29,1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzge ...
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Baracks - 525 words
Some people believe that living in the Marine Corps barracks could be compared to living at a college dorm. I however, absolutely disagree with this idea. I have lived in both and can honestly say that they are very separate lifestyles with few similarities. The daily routine, living conditions, and strictness are especially dissimilar from each other. The typical daily routine of these two lifestyles could be compared to night and day. As a Marine I start off every morning by making my bed, and ensuring that all the corners are tight 45-degree angles. As a collage student the most I ever done was to pick up my blanket from the floor and fling it back on my bed. After I am done making my bed ...
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Woodro Wilson - 1,335 words
... es was called the "war candidate"(Biography of Woodrow Wilson). Later, Wilson would even use the slogan "Wilson and Peace with Honor, or Hughes with Roosevelt and War?(Internet 1)" So Wilson did what he had to do in order to stay in office. By 1916, Wilson began to realize where his country stood in relation to those that were fighting. He had been paying attention to the press to see the results of the events that were unfolding. In particular, the Battle of the Somme struck President Wilson with deep concern. At this battle, the British were on the offensive against the Germans. The British command called for a five day assualt with heavy cannon. After the shelling, the soldiers were e ...
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Jfk: His Life And Legacy - 1,025 words
... and Marine Corps Medal, and a citation from Admiral W. F. Halsey. John's back failed to recover was an operation was performed on his spine in the summer of 1944. During recovery, Kennedy received word that his brother Joe, Jr. had been killed in action. Joe had been eligible for home leave, but had volunteered for a special bombing mission. The bombs had detonated early and Joe and his copilot were caught in the explosion. Kennedy put his feelings onto paper and a second book was published for the family and close friends. He called it As We Remember Joe. The family- particularly JFK's father- had assumed that Joe, Jr. would carry on the family tradition and go into politics. Both of hi ...
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Lee Harvey Oswald: Killer Or Scapegoat? - 1,072 words
... from the chamber and each gun leaves a different mark. Only one of the casings had the mark given by Oswald's gun. The FBI researched and studied the casings and found that the other two casings had been fired in another gun of the same type as Oswald's. This evidence, however, was not mentioned in the commission's report. This brings me to the point of where the bullets came from. Let us look at the situation from the idea that Oswald was the only assassin. If he had been the only shooter, then the bullet casings would have to have matched his gun. Also, there would have to have been more time between shots on the Zapruder film, the only film made of the assassination. On the Zapruder ...
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M1 Garand Rifle - 1,758 words
Intro I am doing this report on the M1 Garand for Mr.Walker 182's History Class. The Garand is a fascinating World War II semi-automatic rifle. In the sub-sections below I will describe the developement history of the gun, the service history, and info on different versions. I wanted to add diagrams of the M1 rifle but the pictures are copyrighted and I was not able to download but the diagrams could be found at http://www.chestnutridge.com/gchart.asp Development History The origins of the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 begin around August, 1900, when Captain O.B. Mitcham wrote to the Chief of Ordnance at Springfield Armory about "the question of automatic small arms is now being taken ...
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