A Military Veteran’s Guide To Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

Introduction The US government knew about the presence of toxins in drinking water at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base Camp but failed to take action. As a result, more than a million people serving, working, and living in the area faced exposure to the risk of fatal diseases due to the negligence of the authorities.… Read More

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Who was James Anderson Jr.?

Introduction Private First Class James Anderson Jr. (22 January 1947 to 28 February 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism while serving in Vietnam in February 1967. When his Medal of Honour was awarded on 21 August 1968, he became the first African-American US Marine recipient of… Read More

Camp Lejeune Examined for Water Contamination

Introduction Sadly, for decades, toxic chemicals contaminated the water supply of the United States military base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. In turn, many service members and their families, as well as non-military individuals and families located at the base developed multiple types of cancer, other serious illnesses, and birth defects. In fact, the CDC… Read More

Who was Alexander Bonnyman Jr.?

Introduction Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr. (02 May 1910 to 23 November 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was killed in action on Betio Atoll in the Gilbert Islands during World War II. A combat engineer, he received the Medal of Honour and Purple Heart posthumously for his actions during an important assault… Read More

What is a Jarhead?

Introduction Jarhead is a nickname for members of the United States Marine Corps. Refer to Devil Dog and Leatherneck. In Popular Culture Jarhead may also refer to: Book: Jarhead Anthony Swofford’s 2003 memoir of his experiences as a US Marine in the First Gulf War. Film: Jarhead: The 2005 film adaptation of Swofford’s book. Jarhead… Read More

What is a Leatherneck?

Introduction Leatherneck is a military slang term for a member of the United States Marine Corps, or of the Corps of Royal Marines. It is generally believed to originate in the wearing of a “leather stock” that went around the neck. Contrary to popular opinion, it was used not to protect the neck during swordfights… Read More

What is a Devil Dog?

Introduction Devil Dog is a nickname for a United States Marine. Refer to Jarhead and Leatherneck. Brief History Multiple publications of the United States Marine Corps claim that the nickname “Teufel Hunden”[a] – “Devil Dogs” in English – was bestowed upon the Marines by German soldiers at the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918… Read More