Saturday, July 25, 2015
To war with submarine. Colonel Carlson in charge!!
Yet more from the Isegoria.net Internet web site:
"Put the Marines Back in Submarines"
"David C. Fuquea argues that we should put the Marines back in submarines, where they haven’t trained since before Afghanistan and Iraq"
AT LEAST TO MY KNOWLEDGE U.S. MARINE CORPS LIGHT INFANTRY NOT HAVING DEPLOYED TO THE SCENE OF THE ACTION IN SUBMARINES SINCE WORLD WAR TWO!
"Carlson's 2d Raider Battalion boarded the submarines Nautilus. . . and Argonaut . . . and raided Makin Island on August 17–18 "
Marine light infantry raiders, envisioned as special operations/ranger/commando/guerrilla fighters, organized and committed to combat in that manner.
The "Marine Raiders were elite units established by the United States Marine Corps during World War II to conduct special amphibious light infantry warfare, particularly in landing in rubber boats and operating behind the lines. [two battalions consisting of] 'Edson's' Raiders of 1st Marine Raiders Battalion and 'Carlson's' Raiders of 2nd Marine Raiders Battalion"
Evans Carlson an American military officer during that period prior and during the Second World War [WW2] possessing some considerable gravitas. Had contacts at the highest level of government and was much in the esteem of President Roosevelt! EVANS CARLSON EVEN TO AN EXTENT FROM HIS CHINA SOJOURN AND OBSERVATION OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST EIGHTH ROUTE ARMY ABSORBED COMMUNIST IDEALS AND PRACTICALITY OF WARFARE!!
"Carlson used egalitarian and team-building methods learned from the Communists during his years in China: he treated officers and enlisted men with minimum regard to rank as leaders and fighters, gave his men 'ethical indoctrination,' describing for each man what he was fighting for and why, and used the Chinese phrase 'Gung-ho!' as a motivational slogan. He also eschewed standard Marine Corps organization. . . innovating 3-man 'fire teams' as its basic unit"
Colonel Carlson having expressed his opinion at the time that the Chinese Communist Eighth Route Army the best military unit in the world for performing it's assigned mission!!
Colonel Carlson having retired as a Brigadier General and having his life expectancy cut short evidently by exposure to and having contracted tropical diseases.
IN ADDITION, MARINE RAIDERS LIVE! Existing American Marine special operations units officially now designated Marine Raiders.