The first and only podcast covering the battles, strategies, political decisions, and origin of the United States Marine Corps, from the origin of Tun Tavern to today.
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Kevin Sadaj - Uncommon Valor
Kevin Sadaj served in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993 and participated in Operation Restore Hope. In 2011 he cofounded the Marine Somalia Veterans Association, which has over 2000 members. The association serves as a place of fellowship and support for members who served in Somalia and is a repository of the history of their experiences.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/USMCSomaliaVetsAssn
World War II: Defense of the Philippines - Part 1
A coordinated raid targeted US installations in the Philippines shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan's invasion caused US forces to withdraw and led to indefensible brutalities, such as the infamous Bataan Death March. Part 1 of this series looks at the battle's opening days from the Marine Corps perspective.
World War II: Battle of Guam, 1941
The attack on Guam came only a few hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The island's defending force was significantly undergunned against the 5,500 troops from Japan's South Seas Detachment. We spend a little time talking about the amusing way Guam came into US possession, attempts to fortify Guam, and the Japanese attack on the island.
World War II: Battle of Wake Island
This episode continues our discussion on the Battle of Wake. After Japan’s initial attack, all hands on the island prepared for a second raid. We’ll discuss Japan’s first attempt at an amphibious landing, Japanese air raids in the days following, and end with Wake’s surrender.
World War II: Attack in the Pacific
This episode digs into the attacks on Midway and Wake.
World War II: Marines at Pearl Harbor
During this episode, we break down events leading to Japan’s decision to attack Pearl Harbor, the planning that went into the attack, Japan’s voyage across the Pacific Ocean, and of course, Marine activity during the attack.
Outstanding Podcast Marine!
Needed to listen to something different while I was working and came across this podcast. I remember a lot of it, was reminded of stuff I had forgotten and I am learning a buttload of stuff I’ve never known. It has been 32 years since I have been in and highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to learn about Marine Corps history (good and bad)
Bad pronunciation of the word Britain . Otherwise a decent podcast
I listened to the Seminole wars episodes interested in the history and I have no affiliation with the American military. I appreciate the broad approach and consideration of different viewpoints, not what I was expecting. Well done.