LEADERSHIP & WHAT’S NEW AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS: Rusty Blackman, LtGen USMC (ret)

Rusty Blackman
LtGen USMC (ret)
President & CEO
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Rusty Blackman joins us to talk leadership and what’s new and exciting at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  Rusty walks us through the new Medal of Honor Theater, the expansion of the Museum that will be completed in 2018 as well as the visit of the President of South Korea on his first official trip to the United States to pay his respects to the Marine Corps who evacuated his family from the vicinity of the Chosin Reservior in during the Korean War.

LtGen Blackman also discuss how the NMMC has exceeded the expectations of those who envisioned it by becoming a sacred place for Marines to gather.  A GREAT DISCUSSION with the leader of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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TBS CLASS 6/67 SUFFERED 50% CASUALTIES IN VIETNAM — THEY GOT TOGETHER RECENTLY: Richard Sisk

Richard Sisk
Lt USMC
Vietnam

Richard Sisk was Commissioned a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps in 1967. He graduated from The Basic School (TBS) with 498 other lieutenants in the Fall of 1967.  Of his TBS class approximately 50% would become casualties — “forty-three were killed in Vietnam. One was killed in Lebanon. Another six died in training accidents. More than 200 were wounded.”  No other TBS class has ever suffered casualties like 6/67 did.  Richard talks about looking back at their time in Vietnam during the height of the fighting of that War and what that view looks like after 50 years.

His article about his Basic School class and their 50th reunion is here published on militarycom.  The article itself is certainly worth a read,  as is the link provided within the article that details the death of 2ndLt Terry Graves who was posthumously award the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions while serving as a platoon commander with 3d Force Reconnaissance Company (click here).  Graves Hall at TBS is named in his honor.

— Richard Sisk was a member of TBS 6/67. He served with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, in Vietnam where he was wounded twice. He has spent a career in journalism with the New York Daily News and now with Military.com .  He can be reached at Richard.Sisk@Military.com.

Wednesday, May 31 2017 — Hour 2: CPL JASON DUNHAM SIGN DEDICATION IN SCIO NY, Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC

Richard Caruso
Cpl, USMC
1982-1986

00:00:  Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC, talks about the weekend in Scio, NY where he supervised the placing of a sign identifying the city of Scio as the home of Cpl Jason Dunham, USMC, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions against the enemy in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

 

 

 

 

 

The Cpl Jason Dunham sign
Richard Caruso & Friends
Scio, NY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HOUR 1:   Jeff Schogol, reporter for Marine Corps Times, discusses an article he wrote entitled “New concerns that lower fitness standards fuel disrespect for women

HOUR 2:   Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC, joins us to talk about an event that will take place this coming Memorial Day to honor Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Jason Dunham,  USMC in his hometown of Scio, NY.

HOUR 3:  Tim Lynch, Maj USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the concept of terrorists being treated as “combatants” as opposed to “criminals” and the implications that has for civil rights.