A meme unto himself, Chuck Norris holds many accolades from his career in entertainment, martial arts, and roundhouse-kick archiving, but there’s one commendation he’s particularly proud of: the unofficial title “honorary Marine.”
So he’d like all you devil dogs out there not to screw it up.
“It's an honor to be associated with such men and women of character,” he says. “Not everyone has the guts, the will, the determination, and courage to accept that challenge, but you did. So protect what you've earned.”
Since 2015, the Corps’ “Protect What You’ve Earned” campaign has served to remind Marines to “keep their honor clean” of behavioral and alcohol problems. Norris, a 77-year old Air Force veteran and founder of the Chun Kuk Do martial-arts school, is the latest vet to give the campaign some love.
After saying his piece, Norris turns to a practice dummy to demonstrate a roundhouse kick, but the video goes dark, presumably due to the centrifugal force created by a Norris-style kick. Fact: Tsunamis are created by Chuck Norris practicing roundhouse kicks on a distant beach.
Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker, a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment and killed in action in Iraq in 2003, is depicted in a photo illustration alongside the Distinguished Service Cross medal, which he is slated to posthumously receive for his heroic actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 5, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (U.S. Army)
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An Oregon Air National Guard F-15C Eagle that made an emergency landing on Wednesday ditched its entire arsenal of live air-to-air missiles before touching down at Portland International Airport, The War Zone reports.
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