It is always the month of March where things get hectic as fuck in school. Or, the middle of the semester in general.
Just because I miss this and I miss The Krooks. This was our debut performance at Ayro’s birfday. Glad I had this opportunity. (Btw, Yana’s booty tho 😂😍). #thekrooks #dance #hiphop #treysongz #2reasons @ayrob0t @johnny_hack @seeskandiez @yaana_banana @joeeyy_a @atlastl @xmattchoo @ohitspattyyb @sheilaaahbh @krishell_92 Video cred to @mzavictoria
"CS of the Week!" (Should say CSSA Bona). Regardless, I’m so proud of my Sailor of a man! @johnbona93 😍❤ #hooyah #usnavy #Japan #mymanisasexycamowearinghunkofpantydroppinghotpieceofassusnavysailor #whatdoesyourmando
Obit of the Day: 1st Marine Corps Officer of Asian Descent
When Kurt Chew-Een Lee decided he wanted to enlist in the Marine Corps in 1944, his friends and family tried to dissuade the 18-year-old from joining what many consider to be the most strenuous branch of the U.S. military. But Mr. Lee could not be stopped, something the world would soon learn.
Commissioned as a lieutenant, the first officer of Asian descent in the Marines, Mr. Lee had to fight for the respect he deserved. Short of stature (only 5’6”) and the son of Chinese immigrants he faced prejudice throughout his career in the Corps. It was his actions on the battlefield that eventually forced his subordinates and peers to see him for the Marine that he was.
On November 2 and 3, 1950, Lt. Lee showed extreme courage under fire, venturing out on his own in the middle of the night to face Chinese and Korean troops. Speaking Mandarin to confuse the enemy, Lt. Lee used his rifle and grenades to force the opposition soldiers to flee. During the fight he was shot in the knee and took a sniper’s bullet to the shoulder. His bravery earned him the Navy Cross, the Marine Corps’ second-highest honor.
A month later, having returned to his platoon without permission and his arm still in a cast, Lt. Lee led 500 troops through a blizzard in -20°F (-29°C) temperatures up a mountain to provide relief for 8000 Marines trapped by 60,000 Chinese troops on Fox Hill. Known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Lt. Lee’s men surprised the enemy forcing them to flee Fox Hill and ensuring the escape of the trapped Marines. This time, Lt. Lee would be awarded a Silver Star for his actions in battle.
Note: Major Lee’s heroism was a focus of the 2010 Smithsonian Channel documentary, Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin.
About a week after Chosin Reservoir, Lt. Lee was wounded a third time and he was sent some to the U.S. to recover. While home he was promoted to captain.
During the Vietnam War, Capt. Lee served as a training instructor at The Basic School from 1962-1965. In 1963 he was promoted to major, the rank at which he would retire from the Corps in 1968.
Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee died on March 3, 2014 at the age of 88.
(Image of Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee is copyright H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY and courtesy of USA Today)
Also of interest:
General Vincente Blaz - The 1st person of color to reach the rank of general in the US Marine Corps
General Margaret Brewer - The 1st woman to reach the rank of general in the USMC
Colonel “Lee” Meyer - Served in the Marine Corps for 50 years.
This. Wow. Deep.
I told John I want to have a mini library or a book collection in our future home(s) together, he told me he wants a gun collection… 📖😵🔫 @johnbona93 #barnesandnoble #pickups #girlswholiketoread
Camp Lo - Coolie High
All of Me | John Legend
Awh. My hubby showed me this song. <3 I love that man. The lyrics are just too beautiful. Can never go wrong with a little R&B.
Ghetto Superstar | Pras ft. Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Mya
I felt the need to throw it back today. Pras from the fugees. ODB from wutang. A little R&B from Mya. Rap mixed with R&B. Can’t get any better.
I will forever love this photo, and the story behind it is pretty funny. 😂 Found out there is a huuuge statue of them and it’s in San Diego…So John, we must go there and see it one day! Pwahaha. 😂😘❤ @johnbona93 #usnavy #milso #navymilso #sd #oneday
For those of you who know me and/or have seen me in person, you would know that I am what society would refer to as “skinny” or “underweight.” Yes, I am skinny, but what people fail to realize is that not all skinny or underweight girls are comfortable accepting the fact that they are underweight or skinny. I, for one, have always been self-conscious about my weight and my body. Throughout high school I hated how skinny I was and would give anything to be curvy or at least a normal weight. And so just to be up front about it, I’m tired as shit of being made fun of for being skinny. For most of us, its not that we don’t eat or we don’t eat much, we naturally have a fast metabolism and there’s hardly a thing we can do about it. Believe me when I say that it is not at all easy to just gain weight, it’s a process and getting fit is what I strive for, it’s a lifestyle. So, much like people who are overweight or feel the need to lose weight it is just as hard to lose weight as it is to gain weight for underweight people. I for one have gained just about ten pounds of muscle mass and honestly that’s the only type of weight that I’ll ever gain and I’ve accepted that fact. Personally, I’ve grown to love working out and once I saw results, I couldn’t stop. I am no longer underweight, too, hitting those triple digits made me feel unstoppable. I wish I had taken a before photo but I know where I started and how far I’ve come. I’m damn proud of where I’m at, and of course, I don’t mind improvement. This is only the beginning. 💪😂 #getfit #workingout #gainingweight #thehealthyway