Eagle, Globe & Anchor 

Leatherneck's Monthly Newsletter 

May 1, 2006

Looking back with a smile

Our character as Marines is forged by our training, history and adherence to our core values. From time to time as Marines, we come across situations where taking care of a Marine and adhering to our values takes on a special meaning; this is one of those times.

I was the S4 at the Basic School (TBS) and was tasked with overseeing the dedication of the new Infantry Officer’s Course building (IOC) in honor of a Korean War Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt Frank Mitchell. Up to this point, I didn’t know anything about Lt Mitchell or the process of getting a government building named in honor of a war hero.... Read More

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"I have been in the company of heroes…"
2/7 memorializes 13 fallen

Before leaving home for his second tour to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Daniel Clay left a letter with his family and an instruction to open it only in the event of his death. Clay was killed in action in Iraq on Dec. 1, 2005.

“But here is something tangible,” wrote Clay. “What we have done in Iraq is worth any sacrifice. Why? Because it was our duty…Without duty, life is worthless.”

Clay and 12 other Marines from 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, who perished during their deployment to Iraq while performing their duties as Marines, were honored at a memorial service April 21 in the presence of their families and brothers-in-arms. The War Dogs deployed to Iraq for the second time in July and returned to Twentynine Palms late January.

“Every Marine we honor here this morning was a great and selfless man drawn to the Corps by a sense of duty,” said Lt. Col. Joseph a. L’Etoile, commanding officer, 2/7. “A duty they were faithfully and bravely performing when they were taken by the enemy, an enemy that attacks hope and the human spirit.”..Read More

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Membership has it's Privileges
27,000+ Members can't be wrong

Leatherneck is continuously developing new tools and features to enhance our community. We are constantly upgrading, testing and launching various features on Leatherneck. One of newest features is paid membership. With different levels of paid membership, you obtain access to special features, tools, discounts and give-aways. In addition, you can feel good knowing that your membership dollars are spent to take care of Marines  which is Leatherneck's #1 priority!

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Latest Poll

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Latest Poolee Discussion

1. Crew Chief - MOS?
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Top 5 EZINE Articles

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Who are you?

Leatherneck has created an advanced member profile system. Our new system allows members to input information based on whether you are a Marine, family member, poolee, friend or spouse. This is system includes a profile picture and your very own photo gallery.

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In This Issue

1. Reminiscing
2. 2/7 memorializes 13 fallen
3. Affiliate Program
4. Membership
5. Leatherneck's Latest
6. Who Are you?
7. Latest Arcade Games
8. Leatherneck EZINE
9. Quote of the Month

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Latest Arcade Games

1. Frogger
2. Qbert
3. Banana Barrage
4. Battleship
5. Blast Billiards
6. Burger Time
7. Donkey Kong 
8. Missle Command
9. Ms Pacman
10. Paintballing

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Leatherneck EZINE

If you haven't visited the EZINE section of Leatherneck.com, you don't know what you are missing. This new section has become one of the most popular areas on Leatherneck. Our stories are exciting, enticing and will captivate any Marine. You can view the EZINE HERE.

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Semper Fi,
Jerry Shaffer

Founder & Director of Leatherneck.com




Quote of the Month
"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!"
Major General Frank E. Lowe

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