A Vietnam War Hero Discusses How The Nature Of Combat Has Changed Over The Years
Distinguished Service Cross recipient Richard Rinaldo spoke with Task & Purpose about the disparity between courage under fire and its recognition after the fact.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Gunny Whose Incredible Actions Earned Him The Nickname ‘Hero Of Nasiriyah’
When a company of Army soldiers were ambushed in enemy territory, Gunnery Sgt. Justin LeHew helped lead the rescue effort. Then he fought on.
Unsung Heroes: The Marine Private Who Killed 11 Insurgents During A 30-Minute Firefight
When his friend was killed during a raid in Fallujah, Christopher Adlesperger unleashed hell on the enemy, and then some.
This New GWOT Museum Exhibit Is Filled With Artifacts Left Behind By Marines
The rifle and flak jacket of Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta are just two artifacts from Iraq and Afghanistan that will be displayed at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
The Marines Named Their Special Operations School After This Hero Gunnery Sergeant
Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Gifford was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012. He posthumously received a Navy Cross for heroism.
Marcus Luttrell: ‘I Challenge All Of You To Fight For This Country’
Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell endorsed Trump in a passionate speech that rocked the Republican National Convention Monday night.
6 Combat Leadership Tips From A Badass Marine General
Marine Maj. Gen. Ray L. Smith lays out six things you need to keep in mind to be an effective combat leader.
The True Story Of How ‘E-Tool’ Smith Earned His Famous Nickname
Decorated combat veteran Ray ‘E-tool’ Smith tells Task & Purpose the real story behind the E-tool kill legend.
UNSUNG HEROES: Surrounded And Outnumbered, This MARSOC Team Endured Hell To Evacuate Their Wounded
“We faced what seemed the inevitability of death.”
UNSUNG HEROES: This Corporal Died Leading His Marines Until The Very End
Though mortally wounded by a roadside bomb, Cpl. Michael Ouellette remained a calm and composed leader under fire.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Corpsman Who Sprinted Into Gunfire To Save 5 Marines
Navy corpsman Luis Fonseca ran through hell to treat five wounded Marines, carrying one to safety himself.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Heroic Last Stand Of 2 Marines In Ramadi
Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale bravely sacrificed themselves to stop a suicide bomber, saving the lives of 150 comrades.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Who Shielded His Team From A Grenade And Then Kept Fighting
“I didn't do anything special,” Pfc. Richard Weinmaster insisted at his award ceremony. “I was just in the right place at the right time.”