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On the History of the Marine Corps Podcast, Robert Estrada, Marine and amateur historian, discusses battles, strategies, political decisions, and the origin of Marine Corps traditions from 1775 to today. Join us as we cover the details about the Corps lost in history books and unveils a new light on the success of Marines. Neither the United States Marine Corps nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this product (or promotion, or service, o ...
 
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The Mexican-American War was fought over a large portion of North American territory, but the Marine Corps' involvement could be divided into two areas - the East Coast of Mexico and the West Coast of North America. This episode explores the conflicts in Eastern Mexico, and we'll follow the Marines, Army, and Navy as they make their way to critical…
 
We dig a little deeper into the cause of the Mexican American War and spend the first half of the episode discussing Texas and Mexico's history. We also expand on the United States' perceived right of Manifest Destiny and look at Mexico's leadership. The second half reviews how US citizens viewed the decision to go to war, a couple of early battles…
 
This episode sums up the Seminole Wars. We look at the US Navy and Marine's efforts in the Everglades against the remaining Seminoles, dive into a high-level review of the American Indian Wars, and provide a few statistics about the conflict. We end the episode by heading out west and discuss the struggle between Texas, local Native American tribes…
 
This episode reviews Archibald Henderson and the Marine Corps involvement in Florida. We discuss the commandant's decision as to why he volunteered the Marines, President Andrew Jackson's decision to accept Henderson's offer, and a couple of battles between Marines and the Seminoles. We’re on Patreon! Visit us at https://www.patreon.com/marinehisto…
 
This episode dives into the first war between the United States and the southern tribes. This was a violent time between the two nations. We cover a few massacres, unfair treaties by the United States, and events leading to Archibald Henderson and the Marines' eventual involvement. We’re on Patreon! Visit us at https://www.patreon.com/marinehistory…
 
This week's episode introduces the American Indian Wars. We cover a few disputes between Native American tribes and European settlers in North America during the 1600s, and the episode ends by looking at how European nations exploited Native American allies. We also look at the action of local tribes and the massacre of European settlers. We’re on …
 
This episode gets into an essential but rarely discussed Sumatran expedition. Marines will travel to Quallah Battoo in Sumatra to handle another group of pirates. We discuss this battle's origin, how the Marines helped secure victory, and conclude with the Creek and Seminole Wars introduction. We’re on Patreon! Visit us at https://www.patreon.com/m…
 
This episode explores one of the most respected Marines in Marine Corps history – Archibald Henderson. Henderson served as the commandant for 38 years; the longest anyone held that position. This length of service earned him the nickname, “Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps.” This motivator will be in charge for the next few decades, and this episod…
 
This episode discusses the Second Barbary War, also known as the Algerine War. This conflict is relatively quick and will only take one episode to cover. Although there isn’t as much to talk about compared to other wars we reviewed, it is still a significant conflict, and the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy were instrumental i…
 
Mike speaks with Matthew Mitchelson, founder of Lazy Lab Hunting Club. LLHC is a Nonprofit Corporation that facilitates three unique missions which include providing high-quality hunting and fishing expeditions for current and former service members, wounded warriors and their families, and surviving families of fallen heroes in order to rebuild se…
 
In this episode, I sit with Raymond Lott, better known as the Marine Rapper. If you don’t follow him on social media, you should. This guy is driven, and I wanted to bring him on board to talk about his time in the Marine Corps and his journey to becoming the Marine Rapper. He served with the First Marine Division as a Combat Correspondent and was …
 
Today we talk with returning guest, Shauna Springer about her newest book, Warrior. Shauna is a licensed psychologist and through her work with veterans through the VA, TAPS, and other veteran organizations, she has earned the title of "Doc" Springer. We talk about what this means during the show. Purchase her book Warrior at Barnes & Noble Walmart…
 
Katie is the first female Blue Angel pilot and flew the illustrious C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert. She has a fantastic story about her time in Afghanistan. I had a great time speaking with Katie. I hope you enjoy! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. http://www.katieanncook.com/ Instagram: @gearupflapsup Twitter: @gearupflapsup…
 
We’ll tie a bow on the Tripolitan War and take a look at how key players handled life after peace. This episode also discusses how the American public, and some members of Congress, felt about Lear’s decision for peace. We’ll finish up with some stats and a quick look at how the world started to see United States Marines after this battle. Check ou…
 
This week, we continue to cover the confrontation between Yusuf's army and the defenders of Derne. Eaton and O'bannon were doing a great job at defending the captured fort. The plan was to move further inland and capture Benghazi and, ultimately, Tripoli. Those plans will change after Eaton receives some devastating news from Tobias Lear.…
 
This episode gets into Eaton’s plan to attack Derne and restore the rightful heir to the throne. We’ll talk about the march from Alexandria to Derne and discuss the first wave of the battle. The Marines shine during this fight and it’s clear why the words “To the Shores of Tripoli” are memorialized in the Marines Hymn.…
 
This week we sit down with Dr. Faith Harper, who tells us more about trauma, depression, and other ways our bodies and minds can get stuck in the mud. Mike and Faith discuss her new book, "Unf*ck Your Boundaries." Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied …
 
Mike talks with Shauna Springer and Jason Roncoroni, co-authors of the new book, "Beyond the Military: A Leader's Handbook for Warrior Reintegration." We talk about why it is so hard to successfully transition from military to veteran and rejoin civilian life. Jason and Shauna's book, which is available on Amazon now, includes practical application…
 
This week we talk service dogs with Matt Decker of Paws for Purple Hearts. Matt is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director of Paws for Purple Hearts, an organization dedicated toPaws for Purple Hearts is dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing Mobility Impairment challenges and trauma related conditions suc…
 
In this episode, Mike reads his eBook "Mind, Body, and Spirit." Be sure to download the free digital copy so you can access the resources the book links to. Download "Mind, Body, and Spirit" =================== Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to t…
 
Lani Hankins is an Army vet who deployed to Afghanistan. Working in a war zone was no cake walk, but Lani found the return home to be the tougher battle. Mike and Lani talk about some of the misconceptions of trauma and PTSD - where it comes from, how it doesn't have to be from combat, and why other veterans can really turn on the hate. Lani is the…
 
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