They don’t teach this in Common Core

The source site contains the usual copyright claim, hence this small excerpt.  Check out the link; well worth the read.  And you thought you knew about our Marines…

Excerpt from The History Reader:

“The Marines’ victory helped Hamet Caramanli, Yusuf’s deposed brother, reclaim his rightful throne as ruler of Tripoli. In gratitude, he presented his Mameluke sword to Lieutenant O’Bannon. This famous sword became part of the officer uniform in 1825, and remains the oldest ceremonial weapon in use by U.S. forces today. Derna was the Marines’ first battle on foreign soil. Lieutenant O’Bannon and his men are immortalized in the “Marines’ Hymn”: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.”

This is from a lengthy excerpt from Fred Pushies book MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command



4 thoughts on “They don’t teach this in Common Core

  1. Mustang.Koji

    They sure the hell don’t! Not even Iwo Jima is mentioned or John Basilone… Textbooks spend much of the available space preaching about discrimination amongst the branches of our military or racism on the home front. That really sucks.


      Perhaps they’re now starting to care, since their lack of concern has given them some bad press. I know a disabled vet that was treated so carelessly, he could have died. Due to the politics, he couldn’t sue them for gross negligence, if not out and out malpractice.
      I remain skeptical, but maybe I’ll put that link on PWE.


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