Originally posted by sugarcookie1
Do you enjoy losing yourself in the clang and clamour of battle? Marines, home of the brave, and home of the tough, Semper Fi "Always faithful" and
thats no bluff!!. Marines are mighty and true, they protect our freedom, Honor Courage and comitment it's so true, it's all about protecting the red ,
the white and the blue!!!. Marines will never break or bend, they're ready to fight and defend.
Gods and Generals; the Gettysburg prequel: Amidst the backdrop of the beginning of the War of Northern Aggression - some unenlightened
individuals call it the Civil War - this movie took a long hard look at the unshakable faith of Gen. Stonewall Jackson as one of the many
sub-plots. He stood (sat on his horse) in the face of withering fire, totally unafraid of Yankee lead, because he was convinced that God had
predestined the time of his death and there was nothing he could do about influencing that one way or the other. The simple way he looked up into the
heavens and spoke to Father as if He were right there still makes me choke up. Even though it's not a religious movie in any sense, it is historically
accurate and just goes to show what one man, unafraid for his own life, can accomplish.
Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson was a Godly man, a man's man, and a Hero of the Confederacy in the War of Northern Aggression. He's definitely someone to
look up to, and from whom lessons can be drawn.
And for the "sting of battle," crank up your surround sound and get into the Battle of Bull Run, where Jackson got the nickname "Stonewall:"
Show the Yankee invader the Black Flag, and give him the bayonette! Indeed.
WW 2 To Hell and Back (The story of Audie Murphy) The Pacific Although not a movie per se, this mini-series on HBO goes into
excruciating detail about the Marine Corp's island hopping campaign during WWII. When it comes to the theater, I think the Army in Europe had it
relatively easy compared to the trials faced by the Marines in the Pacific. Not only did they have to face an enemy far more vicious and well
entrenched than the Nazis, the Marines also had to fight monsoons and tropical diseases as they slugged their way from island to island. I liked this
mini-series so much I bought it on DVD.
My best friend (also a Jarhead) and I have watched Full Metal Jacket so many times that we amuse each other when we're out camping by reciting the
lines back and forth. I'll bet that between the two of us, we could remember 95% of the script by heart.
I'll also add a couple of recent movies having to do with conflicts after Vietnam:
A Bridge Too Far, the true accounts of the 504th PIR crossing of the Waal will make you feel like
a sissy for stubbing your toe. Along with the beginning of
Saving Private Ryan
Midway, gotta have Henry Fonda somewhere
The Longest Day , another Cornelius Ryan book made movie.
D-Day, 6th of June
Band of Brothers
Flame and Citron
Come & See
These are wonderful movies.Along with mainland Europe the Former USSR & the Baltic states have made some excellent Films over the last 20 years or so
9th Company was a good one I had watched recently. If you don't mind subtitles. Very gory, high tension and a great story. It is about the
Russians in Afghanistan back in the 80's. They were tough as nails because when they were picked from the draft to go they knew they were not coming
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