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Time in the Barrel

by SSgt Bruce Martin, USMC

This article from the Leatherneck archives describes how Marines holding Con Thien, Vietnam, were pounded by artillery, harassed daily by enemy mortar fire and scourges by the elements. Facing them were 30,000 North Vietnamese soldiers “…eager to kick the staves from the barrel.”

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Land of the Free

by Sara W. Bock

When Marines Ed Roski and Kent Valley met at TBS in 1962, they had no idea that they would become virtually inseparable for the next six decades, nor did they have any idea that their success in commercial real estate would allow them to donate more than $15 million to military-related charities. Along with Navy veteran John Semcken, they hold a golf classic and dinner that raises around $1 million annually, helping countless veterans and servicemembers.

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