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MarineCombatEngineer's Journal
MarineCombatEngineer's Journal
March 23, 2024

Name your top 3 rock guitarists,

Mine would be, of course number 1:
1. David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
2. Eric Clapton of Cream fame, and number 3 would be.........
3. Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen.

March 16, 2024

I confess that I didn't know much about Taylor Swift's music other than the repukes hated her,

so, I decided to check her music out and this is what I found:

I am now a huge fan of Taylor Swift and her sticking it to the repukes and pissing them off is a bonus in my book.
March 9, 2024

This has to be, IMHO, one of the greatest guitarists and Live album recorded ever.

Pink Floyd Live.

One of the greatest things that Pink Floyd did was get rid of Russian loving Roger Waters and let David Gilmour take over as lead singer, unfortunately, the keyboardist, Richard Wright, died shortly after this album was recorded.
February 25, 2024

Maybe I'm being paranoid, which is something I've never been,

but, after hearing Benedict Donald's treasonous speech the other day, I really fear for my gay granddaughter's future.
How can any honest American support this lunatics vision for America's future?

I'm fast approaching my end of life, and I'm fully OK with that, but be as that may be, I will fight until the last breath I breathe to defend the principles of which this country was founded on and defeat Benedict Donald and his MAGAt followers and restore this great country to what it was founded on.
Please join me on this difficult journey.
Peace out

February 22, 2024

This is from DU member Desert grandma.

Dental Insurance for Veterans
Because dental care is so expensive, I wanted to share that great dental insurance is available to veterans and their spouses and dependent children. They offer standard and high option. So many folks, especially seniors are without dental insurance. While the VA provides total coverage to 100% disabled vets, this insurance helps all other vets, whether disabled or not. You need to be enrolled in the VA health care system, but do not need to get all of your health care needs there. The choice is between Delta and Metlife. One of the biggest differences between the two that I can tell is that Delta requires a 9 month waiting period for major work and Metlife has no waiting period.

There is no deductible if you use in network dentists.
There is no waiting period for major work except orthodontia.
Standard plan has $1300 which increases to $1500 maximum
High option is $3000 which increases t $3500 maximum.

I hope this is helpful. This is one of the dental insurance plans that we have, and they have been great! We are very satisfied. For more info see www.metlife.com/vadip

Or https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/dental-care/dental-insurance/

Kudos for Desert grandma for getting this vital info out to our veteran members, spouses and dependants
February 17, 2024

Chuck Mawhinney, Camp Pendleton Marine who became deadliest sniper in corps history, dies at 75


SAN DIEGO — Chuck Mawhinney, the Camp Pendleton Marine who became the deadliest sniper in the corps' history while serving in the Vietnam War, died on Monday at his home in Baker City, Oregon. He was 75.

The Marine Corps credited Mawhinney with 103 kills as well as 216 "probable" kills that could not be confirmed because of the dangerous conditions in which the shootings happened.

Mawhinney, who attended Camp Pendleton's Scout Sniper School, made the kills during a 16-month period that began in early 1968, when he was fighting the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong. He was a member of Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment at the time.

The Oregon native recorded all of the kills before he turned 20. The journal American Rifleman says Mawhinney, whose father was a Marine, primarily carried a Remington M40 sniper rifle, typically firing from a distance of 300 to 700 yards. Some shots were made from more than 1,000 yards.

This Marine Scout Sniper was a legend within the Marine Corps.
RIP fellow Devil Dog and cross gently.
February 15, 2024


19 hearts.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hearts from DU members.

This, among many other things, is why I love all of you on DU, those I may disagree and agree with.

February 7, 2024

Thank you for the Valentine hearts.

This is one of the many reasons I love DU, the generosity of members is legendary and I greatly appreciate each and every one of you.

January 13, 2024

Prosecutors urge rejection of ex-cop's bid to dismiss civil rights conviction in George Floyd murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to reject former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's attempt to overturn his civil rights conviction in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

Chauvin filed his motion in federal court in November, saying new evidence shows that he didn’t cause Floyd’s death, and alleging ineffective counsel by his defense lawyer. He said he never would have pleaded guilty to the charge in 2021 if his attorney had told him about the idea of two doctors, who weren't involved in the case, who theorized that Floyd did not die from Chauvin’s actions, but from complications of a rare tumor.

Floyd, who was Black, died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on his neck for 9 1/2 minutes on the street outside a convenience store where Floyd tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. A bystander video captured Floyd’s fading cries of “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s death touched off protests worldwide, some of which turned violent, and forced a national reckoning with police brutality and racism.
Chauvin asked U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson, who presided over the federal case, to throw out his conviction and order a new trial, or at least an evidentiary hearing. Chauvin filed the motion from prison without a lawyer.


The part I bolded really jumped out at me, he's relying on 2 doctors who weren't even involved in the case and are only theorizing.

Yeah you murderer, good luck with that appeal.
January 10, 2024

Hey everyone,

things have gotten quite heated around here with this war in Gaza, its created some bad and hostile feelings on both sides of the issue, but everyone please remember, we are a big family and all have the basic same goals, just different ways to achieve them, so, that being said, let's all try to cool things down a tad bit.
Try to remember that what goes on here at DU should have no impact on our real lives, life is too short.

I'm going to practice what I preach and cool things down on my end, and on that note, I'm off to pick up my next load and headed back to the West Coast.
Peace out everyone and have a great day and year.

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About MarineCombatEngineer

I'm an owner/operator long haul truck driver out of Arizona. My truck is a 2018 Peterbilt 389 long nose with the full size sleeper that's loaded with the latest technology. It has the Detroit engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller RTLO 18918B 18 speed transmission. I love the nomadic lifestyle and to top it off, I get paid to see the beauty of this country! Keep on truckin. I am also a U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) MOS 1345, with 35 years of service to our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis.
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