U.S. Marines stand and salute the pass and review during the Evening Parade Ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. Commanders hosted at least one Evening Parade, which was held every Friday evening during the summer and became a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines. (DoD photo by Sgt. Daniel Castillo,U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter

At the White House this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter, a retired United States Marine. Corporal Carpenter received the medal for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


On Attitude

“They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!”     Chesty Puller

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty Puller” (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most decorated U.S. Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.