Tag: Marines

An Urbanski Thanksgiving

A couple of blurry snapshots of the Urbanski family,

On this day of thanks, I am feeling nostalgic, as I’m prone to do, and thinking of Sergeant Dave Urbanski and his lovely wife whose name I’ve forgotten over the years. On a cold Thanksgiving morning, more than 30 year ago, while stationed at a Marine base in Iwakuni, Japan, they invited me, a young

The Captain’s Kiss

LSC Capt Will Swenson3

Soldiers don’t really fight for their country, nor do Marines run into kill zones for the honor of their Corps. Everyone knows that what they really fight for is each other. This video, by CBS News, is a poignant reminder of that powerful bond that’s always existed between men in combat. The story takes place in Afghanistan’s Kunar province where a small team of