A Marine’s response to a soldier complaints of Marine arrogance…..

A Marine Sergeant wrote this in response to an army guy who posted a comment on the Marine Corps site that he was sick and tired of “Marine arrogance”.

The Sergeant responds,

“I think that’s what makes Marines special, if only in our own minds, is that elusive Quality of Esprit D’Corps. It’s the fact that we, as individual Marines, don’t feel that we are individual Marines. When we wear our uniform, when we hear our Hymn, when we go into battle, we are going with every other Marine who ever wore the uniform.

Standing behind us are the Marines who fought during the birth of our nation. We’re standing with the Marines who fought in WWI and gave birth to the legend of the “Tueful Hunden”, or “Devil Dogs”. We are standing with the Marines who took Iwo and Tarawa and countless other blood soaked islands throughout the Pacific.

We are standing with the “Frozen Chosin” and our beloved Chesty Puller. We are standing with the Marines who battled at Hue City and Khe Sanh and the muddy rice paddies of South East Asia. We are standing with the Marines who fought in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and now, are fighting in Afghanistan.

Like real brothers, their blood courses through our veins, and when we go into battle, we would rather lay down our lives than be a disappointment to them. We carry on our backs, their legacy, their deaths and their honor. We carry that for the rest of our lives.

The Marines Corps uniform doesn’t come off when our active duty is over. We wear it daily in our attitude, and our love of Corps and country. We wear it on our tattoos and our bumper stickers. We wear it in our hearts.

It’s why, no matter where we are in the world, on November 10th, every Marine celebrates the Marine Corps birthday. It’s why we’ll never be an army of 1. It’s why we never stop being Marines. It’s why, for most of us, being a Marine isn’t something we were. It’s something we are.

It’s the most important part of who and what we are. Some say we’re arrogant. We say we’re proud. We have a right to be proud. We are the United States Marines The most feared and ferocious group of warriors to walk the face of this earth.

When Americas’ enemies formulate their battle plans, they plan on going around Marine units, because they know Damn well that they can’t go through them. We are what other branches wish they were.

We are the modern day Spartans. This isn’t bragging. It’s written in the battle history of our country. When there’s a parade and the Marines march by, everyone pays a little more attention. Some say “arrogance”. We call it “pride”. It’s why, in a crowd of service men, you can always spot the Marine. Why are Marines special? I don’t know. We just are.


Posted in General | 1 Comment

Jack Welsh was right…….

Jack Welsh was right…. He said there were lies and he was smeared and buried for it.Think he’ll get an apology or have the story set straight?   Holding Breath….

nypost story: Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report

theblaze story: If these claims by ‘reliable sources are true’……

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Insomnia and Preparing P/E

Follow the link to my FB post and join/like the group while your there please:

P/E primer while wide awake and looking for good ideas on possible 1/350 resin figures


Posted in Model, Shop Stuff | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Insomnia and the rare 60′ El Camino

Insomnia Elky with some starter pics on the FB post to it and the shop page.

Posted in Model, Shop Stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bead Shopping in Manhattan & secret treasure found along the way for Scale Models


Picked up some bad ass metal beads in various colors for spark plug boots today in Manhattan while “bead shopping” for some of her new Etsy Store designs.

Who would have thought? Don’t have all the i.d./o.d. For you yet, but lets just say they are measured by wire gauge, not mm or inch. Pics later….

BTW: I have crib card built for every bead/jewelry-craft store in Manhattan (probably about 30+). Sundays are bad days because some are closed. You can save money by working it hard.

Just loved a day in the city with Wendy and it’s time to go home for the day



Posted in Etsy, General, Model, Shop Stuff | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mainstream media likes simple labels

Mainstream media likes simple labels.

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

**WIP** 1/350 Scale (LPD-21) USS New York; San Antonio Class Pontos Detail, Kits by MRC/Gallery

Welcome to the blog diary of the Work in Progress (WIP) for my MRC/Gallery 1/350 scale San Antonio Class (LPD-21) the USS New York. I am keeping a handwritten log as well as a master plan set in order to bring this all together, but will use this page to hit the major highlights of the build. With approximately 2000 parts in play, it will take much planning to bring the photo-etch (PE) together in concert with the build.
This will be my first attempt at building a ship and most would agree I have bitten off probably far more than I should have with this subject in this scale with this detail set. I figure it will only make be a better all around builder and will be an enjoyable challenge. My wife thinks I'm crazy too be sure, and as I talk about where it will end up when I'm finished; she's none too happy….. Should I gift it to RS New York, to the 1st Marine Corps District, to the Tun Tavern? Keep it, or maybe gift it to a local library/municipality…. Shoot, I have some rather influential Marines in my life that would appreciate it. We are talking lots of money invested and thousands of hours more than likely.
First the unboxing of the major components (kit and detail kits):
MRC/Gallery 1/350 (LPD-21) USS New York: #64007
Pontos Models San Antonio Class Detail Set: #35016F1
MRC/Gallery Carriet Deck Equipment Set: #64006
MRC/Gallery Marine Armor Set: #64004
MRC/Gallery Marine Air Assault Set: #64003


Posted in Marine Corps, Model, Shop Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

**WIP** 1/350 (LPD-21) USS New York (MRC/Gallery w/Pontos Detail Kit) on the following forums:

New WIP has been started on the 1/350 (LPD-21) USS New York (MRC/Gallery w/Pontos Detail Kit) on the following forums:




I will also build a page here for those that are outside those forums as well as some over on my FB shop page at: www.facebook.com/cwobeaman

Stay tuned, the unboxing will post in the next 24-48 hours…..

Posted in Model | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beaman’s Scale Model Shop and Project Cave

Beaman’s Workshop FB Page

Go on over and check out my 1/350 (LPD-21) USS New York announcements and Wendy’s new creations.

* ………………………. *


Posted in General, Model, Shop Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Don’t Like You

Harsh hits the nail on the head with this one.

Posted in General | Leave a comment