Just started a podcast with my #BattleBuddy. My best friend. My confidant. My sister in Christ. First episode is up. Link In Bio of @battlebuddiesthepodcast Go follow the page, subscribe/favorite the podcast, repost and spread the love! It’s gonna be lit!🔥 @battlebuddiesthepodcast
Happy birthday to my battle buddy and besty @jeremyjdurbin he’s helped me in every stage of my life since I met him in the Marines. He is one of the best guys I know and I’m better because of him. Happy Birthday!!! #marine#battlebuddy#happybirthday
I know October 22 is the official check on your Buddy day, but it’s important to be checking on your buddies more frequently. There’s especially something about this time of year, the Fall and Holiday season, that really gets to people. Look out for one another. Check on your troops. Call your parents. Practice self-love.
As always, I’m here if you need me ANYTIME OF THE DAY. If you need my number just message me and I'll give it to you.
In 1968, Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battallion, 1st Marines got into one hell of a fight.
According them PFC Litgo, “we’d all be dead if it wasn’t for the Gunny.”
Sgt Maj John Canley’s Medal of Honor citation reads as follows:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Gunnery Sergeant James L. Canley (MCSN: 1455946), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Company Gunnery Sergeant of Company A, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, during operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam from 31 January to 6 February 1968. On 31 January, when his company came under a heavy volume of enemy fire near the city of Hue, Gunnery Sergeant Canley rushed across the fire-swept terrain and carried several wounded Marines to safety. Later, with the company commander seriously wounded, Gunnery Sergeant Canley assumed command and immediately reorganized his scattered Marines, moving from one group to another to advise and encourage his men. Although sustaining shrapnel wounds during this period, he nonetheless established a base of fire which subsequently allowed the company to break through the enemy strongpoint. Retaining command of the company for the following three days, Gunnery Sergeant Canley on 4 February led his men into an enemy-occupied building in Hue. Despite fierce enemy resistance, he succeeded in gaining a position immediately above the enemy strongpoint and dropped a large satchel charge into the position, personally accounting for numerous enemy killed, and forcing the others to vacate the building. On 6 February, when his unit sustained numerous casualties while attempting to capture a government building, Gunnery Sergeant Canley lent words of encouragement to his men and exhorted them to greater efforts as they drove the enemy from its fortified emplacement. Although wounded once again during this action, on two occasions he leaped a wall in full view of the enemy, picked up casualties, and carried them to covered positions.