R. Lee Ermey spent 11 years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego from 1965-67.  Arrived in Vietnam in 1968 spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group 17. Promoted to Staff Sergeant and was medically retired for injuries received. On May 17, 2002 he received an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) by Commandant James L. Jones, becoming the first retiree in the history of the Marines to be…

Lee Ermey spent 11 years in the Marine Corps, Two of which were spent as being a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego from Arrived in Vietnam in 1968 spending 14 months attached to Marine Wing Support Group Promoted to

Okinawa, 28 May 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. The caption on this photograph reads "Indifferent-Completely ignoring that fact that his camp is half submerged by heavy Okinawa rains, Marine Staff Sergeant A.S. Barnacle, of Minneapolis, Minn., stands knee deep in water to shave at his "Rube Goldberg" washstand."

Completely ignoring that fact that his camp is half submerged by heavy Okinawa rains, Marine Staff Sergeant A. Barnacle, of Minneapolis, Minn., stands knee deep in water to shave at his Rube Goldberg washstand. 28 may 1945

Staff Sergeant Javier Ortiz-Rivera called his boys his little Marines. He loved playing with them and teaching them how to salute and stand tall.  The youngsters used those lessons to bid their father farewell. Wearing tiny Marine uniforms made especially for them, they saluted their father as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

This little boy is the son of the marine in that casket. The son is saying farewell by doing what his father taught him how to do. Very heart wrenching

Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and dog, 1915    ID Number: DA09725   Maker: Darge Photographic Company  Place made: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows

Melbourne, Studio portrait of a soldier believed to be Staff Sergeant Major Gabriel Albert Morgan and a four-legged companion.

On tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe of Olive Branch, Illinois cradles a critically ill child. Photo by Charlie Haughey.

Back to Vietnam: Traumatised soldier's never-before-seen photo diary finally goes on show four decades after his tour of duty

Rare Vietnam War Pics Rediscovered Staff Segeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., carries a critically ill Vietnamese infant who was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. Photo first published B/W Photo Colourise by Pearse

A TOP PIN! - Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945  While the Marine Corps might seem an unlikely place for a future Golden Girl, Bea Arthur apparently served in the Corps for 30 months as a truck driver and typist. She was one of the initial recruits to the Women’s Reserve and rose TO the rank of Staff Sergeant during her World War II service.

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Clifford Chester Sims, a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam, and Medal of Honor recipient. Sims was honored for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." He threw himself on a triggered booby-trap device, taking the entire blast to save his squad.

Clifford Chester Sims – On February after tripping a hidden booby-trap, Sims saved his squad by throwing his body on top of the bomb and absorbing the shock. A true hero.

Walter Matthau-Army Air Forces-8th Air Force as a B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner-staff sergeant, awarded 6 battle stars (Actor)

Walter Matthau-Army Air Air Force as a Liberator radioman-gunner-staff sergeant, awarded 6 battle stars (Actor)

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. This photo appeared in the Dec. edition of LIFE magazine. by danel

Cherish Being a Senior #Airman Air Force,#Airman,#Rank,Senior #Airman,Staff Sergeant https://www.thekumachan.com/cherish-being-a-senior-airman/

Cherish Being a Senior #Airman Air Force,#Airman,#Rank,Senior #Airman,Staff Sergeant https://www.thekumachan.com/cherish-being-a-senior-airman/

Lance Cpl. Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center since being wounded in October 2010.

Jason Hallett and Staff Sergeant Michael R. Gilio, both of India Company, Battalion, Marine Regiment, are reunited at the unit’s homecoming from Afghanistan earlier this week. Hallett has been recuperating at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

1963 Staff Sergeant, US Army Special Forces, Vietnam.

1963 Staff Sergeant, US Army Special Forces, Vietnam. Nice collection of various weapons.

Staff Sergeant George Talbert of 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on the lookout for German troops in a forest near Sourbrodt, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge - 19 December 1944

(Band of Brothers) Staff Sergeant George Talbert of Battalion, Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division, on the lookout for German troops in a forest near Sourbrodt, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge - 19 December 1944

“You can’t dismiss my Scottish heritage like this, staff sergeant.” (via F’N Boot.)

The 13 funniest military memes of the week

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