Today is Veteran’s Day in the US.
The date was originally set aside to commemorate Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918. On that date the guns fell silent and WW1 ended. In the UK and Commonwealth Countries the day is called, “Remembrance Day” in memory of the fallen.
The United States did not enter WW1 until April of 1917 and some of the first units to arrive in France were US Marines. The Marines added to their illustrious history at the Battle of Belleau Wood. The Germans called them “Teufel Hunden” meaning “Devil Dogs.”
Below is a video of the US Marine Drill Team and “Fat Albert.” Fat Albert is the nickname for a C-130 transport aircraft.
The video was brought to my attention by my good friend John who served as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines in the First Gulf War.
In honor of US veterans in all branches of service please enjoy the US Marine Drill Team and Fat Albert.