updated Wed. May 18, 2022
February 22, 2018
These actions were memorably described by the much-decorated marine corps major-general, Smedley D Butler, in his memoirs: “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and theÃÂ ...
Douglas County Herald
February 21, 2018
The Champion News, Rt. 72 Box 367, Norwood, MO 65717 is the address to respond to Jeffrey's inquiry. This week the “Lofty Thoughts” mail included a quote from Major General Smedley D. Butler of the U.S. Marine Corps, a two time winner of The Congressional Medal of Honor, who said in 1935, “War isÃÂ ...
The Delaware County Daily Times
February 19, 2018
The General Smedley D. Butler Detachment 741 of the Marine Corps League, based in Newtown Square, recognized members with certificates and awards for service rendered during 2017 at its Feb. 6 meeting. The Detachment has numerous committees and organizations through which the services areÃÂ ...
February 5, 2018
President Trump's first year in office brought an escalation of military aggression abroad as he built on the interventions of previous administrations, but there are steps America can take to move towards a more peaceful future, writes retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel William J. Astore at TomDispatch.
February 3, 2018
2015: The United States Marine Corps hosted the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic at Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan. The game featured the first meeting between 2014 NCAA tournament participants Gonzaga and Pittsburgh. 2014: The Coast Guard hosted at Air StationÃÂ ...
November 9, 2017
MCB Quantico — The Silent Drill Platoon from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. 8th & I, performed at the Quantico Centennial Celebration May 10. The Platoon makes hundreds of appearances each year in the U.S. and abroad. The platoon consists of infantry Marines and all precise movements areÃÂ ...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
October 8, 2017
Megan was most recently researching her grandfather, Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler USMC, for a family biography. Megan lived her life in her own way: She pursued, explored and studied what she desired. She was a high achiever from a young age. The way she could bear down and focus wasÃÂ ...
Task & Purpose
August 4, 2017
Just about anyone who's met a Marine knows the story of World War I's Battle of Belleau Wood — it's usually the second thing a jarhead will tell you. (The first is that they're in the Marine Corps.) It was after the Battle of Belleau Wood that the Marines assumed the moniker “devil dogs,” purportedly from theÃÂ ...
The Smart Set
February 29, 2016
According to Hans Schmidt, Butler's greatest biographer and the author of Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History, in those two days Butler and his men closed down 973 of the 1,200 saloons that sold blackmarket hooch in the city, while another 80ÃÂ ...