An estimated 1.7 million Purple Heart recipients are still alive. Those were the ones who came home. Others didn’t. Americans are still sacrificing the very flesh on their bodies. Honor them.
In months past we have worked to help create awareness for PTSD, donating money to great causes to further mission of expanding the care and treatment of those experiencing post traumatic stress disorder. As it is often states that not all wounds are visible. For many who have experienced the trauma of war and were injured in battle the Purple Heart was created for them. General George Washington saw fit to acknowledge our men and women that experienced battle and were scarred from it. For military merit it reads on the back of the United States Purple Heart medal given to those who sacrificed their bodies. It is important not just on a day like today but all days that we remember our warriors.
On this day August 7th, Purple Heart Day, lets remember those who have sacrificed, who wear a badge of honor, speak a little quieter in their presence and be more understanding and sympathetic to others out of respect.
The Marine Corps established its first post at Port Royal, South Carolina, later known as Parris Island this day in 1891!
USMC Parris Island Footprints and Kabars
Frequently asked “How was boot camp”? Well, it wasn’t drinks by the poolside!
Yelled at, screamed at, made to worn green camouflage uniforms with trousers unbloused, issued birth control glasses, forced to shower with 50 guys or women depending on your sex, issued ink sticks, trousers, blouses, incredibly dull boots dire in need of a shine, learned never to volunteer for a damn thing, shuffled to the side as you progressed through the daily chow lines, forced to bend and thrust, do pullups till your knuckles bled, situps till your insides were outside, shared a rack with a complete stranger, learned to clean and polish every square inch of a squad bay, cleaned a shower with a toothbrush and learned that a head is not something attached to your neck. Agonizing hours spent sitting Indian style until you lost all feeling in all your extremities were also callings for the day.
You learned to fire an M-14, M-16, M16A2, M4, 9mm or possibly a 45. ACP. Your mother was a tall, muscle bound Staff Sergeant who was designed out of spare parts of fallen Marines and his two friendly assistants, Sergeant Kick Ass and his partner Sergeant “I am Going to Make you throw up all day long”. These were your only friends for the 3 months of basic training and honestly they weren’t your friends.
The M16A2 service rifle is a lightweight air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed shoulder weapon. It fires a 5.56 mm ball projectile at a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second. This is my rifle. Repeat after me.
Or How About This?
11 General Orders
General Order 1
To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
General Order 2
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
General Order 3
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
General Order 4
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
General Order 5
To quit my post only when properly relieved.
General Order 6
To receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.
General Order 7
To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
General Order 8
To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
General Order 9
To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.
General Order 10
To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
General Order 11
To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (often abbreviated as MCRD PI) is an 8,095 acres (32.76 km2) military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation. MCRD Parris Island is used for the training of enlistedMarines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States report here to receive their initial training. Male recruits living west of the Mississippi River receive their training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, but may train at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island by special request. (source: Wikipedia)
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MCRD Cadence !
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So many wonderful chances to work with the United States Marine Corps in 2012. We had the honor of working with grunt units from 29 Palms to a few forward deployed MARSOC units and many more other USMC units from infantry to transaportant to artillery that the design labs at Vision-Strike-Wear.Com went into full MOTO.
A few of the more detailed USMC custom shirt designs are displayed below. Thank you to all of our US Marines for their incredible strength, courage, durability and passion for leading as an example. We are forever grateful to you and it was an honor to have served you in 2012.
The IRON HORSE! HMH-461 Det A Unit 77000 custom USMC shirt.
We didn’t want to leave out our Devil Docs! A custom design we did for the Hospital Corpsman of the 1st MARDIV.
A custom USMC design for shirts for C Company 1st CEB
RC(SW) I MEF with a washed look per the USMC request.
RC(SW) I MEF deployment shirts. A lot of inside jokes by the Marines when they asked us to do this one.
8th Comm Bn HS Motor T Marine custom shirt design
Thank you to the wonderful USMC units we had the opportunity of working with and serving. We enjoyed every custom Marine design and shirt we deigned and printed for you during 2012 and look forward to many years of cutting edge custom military graphics and design for you.
When it comes to custom designed United States Military shirts and apparel the year 2011 brought a new level of design and sophistication in the detail when it comes to our United States Marine and the shirts they wanted. When the Marine Corps goes on deployment and remain behind the wire or head outside the wire they often wear under their uniforms the designs that bring luck, confidence, and a sense of bad assery to any engagement, firefight or battle. So let’s take a look at some of the US Marines Custom T shirt Designs from 2011.
Vision-Strike-Werar.Com in 2011 even received a call from a USMC unit (from a sat phone) that come under fire, returned fire and at the same time placed their order for shirts. We heard the rounds and crackle of battle in the background and asked the Marines to call us back when things at the office were not so busy. We did and they did and afterwards a great design was created for their experiences while on deployment. The stories we could tell and we are just a bunch of Marine veteran shirt guys. For us its the best thing we could ever want to do and working with our Marines just makes it even more exceptional!
1st CEB Support Co
1 MLG CLR 17 Comm Co Maint Pl-2!
MACS-2 Det-B FOB Ramrod!
8th COMM 20137 PSC
3d CEB H&S Co S-6 shirt!
MATSG-21 custom Marine shirt!
MACS-2 ATC FWD OEF 11-1 design
Marine RS San Francisco custom shirt design!
USMC MSG Det Baghdad Damn The Rockets!
2-12 Motor Transportation custom USMC shirt!
Custom military design for MASS-1 when they were on deployment during OEF.
Newport News Semper Fidelis “The Beast” created for the recruiters and Poolies getting set for Marine Corps bootcamp.
Created for 13th MEU The Work Horses Engineer Detachment
Tactical Vehicle Operations with the USMC, Coast Guard and US Navy!
Regional Targeting Cell created for RC Southwest – 72 Virgins Dating Club!
The United States Marine Corps has brough their heavy artillery with their triple 7’s. This design created for the cannon cockers of the USMC for their custom Marine shirts from Vision-Strike-Wear.Com.
Noithing beats a great USMC custom shirt design and over the years it has been a realy humbling experience to work with the United States Marines and their incredible units, commands from MEU to platoon!