Tag: marines

6 articles

In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another

One Marine battalion has had four members kill themselves in just the last year. The soldiers have jury-rigged a system of Facebook notifications and Google spreadsheets to try to stop it.


The Lone Charge of William B. Perkins

A correspondent is thrown into an unexpected battle.

"But war is a spirit. War provides for those that it loves. It provides sometimes death and sometimes a singular and incredible safety. There were few ways in which it was possible to preserve Perkins. One way was by means of a steam-boiler. Perkins espied near him an old, rusty steam-boiler lying in the bushes. War only knows how it was there, but there it was, a temple shining resplendent with safety. With a moan of haste, Perkins flung himself through that hole which expressed the absence of the steam-pipe."


Predator in the Ranks

Is a Marine responsible for a series of violent attacks against women?


Final Salute

A year with Major Steve Beck as he takes on the most difficult duty of his career: casualty notification.


The Recruiters' War

Military recruiters reveal just how corrupted—and sometimes deadly—their job has become.


The Unquiet Life of Franz Gayl

The story of a Marine who saved innumerable lives, then got fired.