"...your publication supports the Marine Corps and the other services with
an honest perspective of events. Marines everywhere are seeing stories and
news events portrayed in a false or distorted light by people who have an
agenda against the US policies, military involvements or business interests.
Unless the reality of an event is reported by someone who is actually there,
doing what needs to be done for the common good of all, the average world
citizen is not going to appreciate the truth. CorpsStories is a vehicle
where the point of view of a Marine is appreciated and shared with all
without being compromised."
Maj. Jeffery Weir, US Army, US Southern Command Public Affairs, Guantanamo
site provides a service to our country. It informs people of the sacrifice that the
Marines are making and have made since 1775. It remembers those who have fallen, for the
belief that freedom will make our country a place to live and be free without fear. It
also allows loved ones to be reassured that their Marines made the ultimate sacrafice to
ensure our safety. Ask them when the last time they given up all they know and loved to
protect the liberites of people the never met, or to protect the liberties of those who
curse them. The site is a way to thank those who protect me and you. It allows someone to
understand that freedom and security comes at a hefty price. And lastly, maybe in some
airport there will be a young Marine returning from Iraq or Afghanistan getting off an
airplane. That Marine may not have anyone waiting on him, but hopefully a total stranger
will emerge to tell him/her thank you Marine."
Former Marine Philip Otto, presently serving in Iraq as a security contractor
website provides a sense of pride to Marines. This pride translates into recruitment
and retention of Marines to continue to serve our country. Parents who read your
website should be motivated to encourage their child to be a part of a truly excellent,
patriotic, disciplined organization. Stories about veteran Marines' lives
demonstrate how Marine Corps discipline contributes to lasting success in any endeavor a
Marine vet chooses."
Former Marine Lily Gonzales, President,
web site that tells the stories of our troops that pay the price for freedom is worth
support. Your site used stories from their home town by people that knew them. There was
no hidden agenda or disrespect show to them or their families. You asked me if it was ok
to use my comment before you printed it on your site, which I really liked. There
are too many that want to use our pain for their own political agenda or to express their
own views on what is going on. Your site has not done that from what I have seen.
Every one needs to be reminded what this brave young Marines have done for us and
others. I don't know if this will help or not. It's just one opinion from someone that
walked in their shoes, even if its Army green."
CW4 James L. Seymour, C.S.M.S. Newark
promotes patriotism and respect for our service men and women by documenting important
military history that would otherwise be lost. Moreover, it provides a search engine to
locate veterans, not to mention offering them and their families much needed encouragement
Ed Harrell USMC, Survivor, USS Indianapolis
"I'd say that you serve a niche not
really filled. That hundreds of stories about life and death struggles of Marines go
unnoticed and often are not cataloged. Your product provides a nice "one
stop" spot to get information about current and past Marine exploits. You also
offer a nice gallery of photographs that capture the emotions and efforts of our
Marines. The first-hand interviews and stories allow an inside look at how war and
peace affect the sons, daughters and relatives of average Americans around the
Dan Steber, Navy Safety Center, Norfolk, VA
"The purpose is to tell the stories of important Americans -
those who serve in the United States Marine Corps. The Corps carries a tradition of
service and sacrifice to our country; its members man the front lines in the struggle to
keep America free. The stories of everyday Marines act to inspire patriotism by
informing Americans of the incredible contribution of Marines. Their service
exemplifies what is best in this country duty, sacrifice, honor, unity. "
John Pappas, Editor, JohnnyPNews.com and Washington, D.C area political
"It is a way to keep old and new Marines
connected through their stories and by reminding them of the sacrifice made by those
fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. For people who fought or served in the armed forces,
there is a deeper interest in what others in their branch of the service are doing. For a
WWII or Korea vet to search the web every day looking for stories about Marines who died
or other stories about their service would be impossible. They can go to your site and
find those storis and also stories about their contemporaries and others who served
survived and are now recalling their service.
It is a place for Marines to focus on their service and traditions."
George Barnes, Reporter and columinst, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, MA
"Corpsstories is really the only website dedicated
to acknowleding the sacrifice made by fallen Marines. Nowhere else will you see the
biographies of Marines who were killed in the war on terrorism. It is quite sad that our
media does not ever even take the time to mention the names of Marines killed in action
much less pay tribute to them. Corpsstories also pays tribute to Marines who have
distinguished themselves in the Marine Corps. The number of hits on Corpsstories.com
justifies the role the site plays in educating the world on the Marine Corps as well as
the exceptional caliber of the USMC."
LtCol Gregg Lyon, USMC, Quantico, VA
plays an important role in the healing process for family members by providing a
tribute to their fallen Marines and Sailors"
John Monahan, Chief, Communications Electronics Life Cycle Management Cmd,
Ft. Monmouth NJ
think your mission statement says it very well. To paraphrase it, 'The purpose is to
recognize and honor those individuals who serve our country, often without public
recognition, and to inform and inspire the communities they serve.'"
Dick Linn, Father of
fallen Marine Karl Linn
"-Provides glimpse to the general public, many of
whom have never served, of the heavy burden being carried and sacrifice being made
by military families and their Marines as they wage the War on Terror. While many
like to trot-out the trite axiom, "We are a nation at war!"; we are NOT. A
certain segment of the population IS, and what they do EVERY DAY often slips under the
-Provides inspiration and education for young people (Today's buzz word is
"mentoring," I believe.) and illustrates the every-day, solid, positive role
models that exist within our society.
-Provides readers with a sense of American history and that our present lifestyle did
not just "happen." .
-Reminds people, who otherwise take their basic daily routine for granted, that freedom is
NOT free and that there are citizens of this nation, their neighbors in fact, willing
to pay the price that it ultimately costs.
-Reminds people that there really are animals...errrrr..."Islamist Fascists"
inhabiting this Earth who wish to end us, every man, women, and child by whatever means.
-Provides personal recognition and acknowlegement to individual Marines who would
otherwise remain faceless and nameless through their harrowing experiences on the
LtCol Bruce Kelly, USMC Ret., Father of
Marine LCpl. Nick Kelly
"Not every memorial is made of marble.
Some are made of words. That is the nature of CorpsStories. It serves
the same purpose as the nations better-known, physical war memorials: honor,
grief, sacrifice, dedication to purpose, loss, resolution, unification. It brings
together words and photos about individual service members and weaves their specific
sacrifices into a tapestry of commitment to our nation. It allows each of us to see
that the lives that were given are part of a greater whole, and that each Marine whose
story appears was upholding the same great tradition of God, Corps and Country.
It is a memorial for those who gave their lives in service of our country; it serves the
purpose of honoring.
It is a focus/ collection point for information from around the country; it serves the
purpose of uniting.
It reminds us of our similarities, not our differences, in both our desire to serve, and
our loss; it serves the purpose of connecting.
It helps those who are grieving come to terms with their loss: it is cathartic."
Gretchen Schreiber, Business Planner, American Systems Corporation, Wife of
fallen Marine Col. Paul Schreiber
"The purpose of this project is
to enlighten the general public concerning the United States Marine Corps. To publicize and memorialize the ultimate
sacrifice being paid by Marines engaged on the front lines in the war on terror. To honor former and retired Marines for their
service to the country."
Capt. Tom Moore, USMC Ret.
highlights a love of America and Freedom through a patriotic willingness to serve."
Former Marine Joseph Zube, Owner, ZubeCo.com Web Development