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Inappropriate material removed
I removed most of the 'Post WWII' section, as it was written in a tone more reminiscent of a newspaper report than an encyclopaedia article, and was furthermore unreferenced, making it original research. If anyone wishes to add this section back into the article, they may do so, but I ask that they write it in a more neutral and objective tone and provide appropriate references. Terraxos 23:47, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Why haven't you mentioned Carlson's right hand man, Victor "Transport" Maghakian, on this list? I find that highly dishonorable equivalent to a spit on the face. You and the Marine Corps will be cursed till eternity until you give him proper respect. Do you really think that you can get away in ignoring one of the most decorated Marines in WWII history? You have dishonored the Corps. Its a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. Monte Melkonian (talk) 22:49, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Smith's book on Carlson's Raid
I have known for some time that Carlson's Raid on Makin was not the great success that it was publicized as early in WW II, or as I was taught in the USMC. But I never believed it was as screwed up as George Smith's book describes it as. I now believe that Carlson was good when it came to talk and theory, but was not a good combat leader, unlike Edson who was. I served as an officer in the USMC during the Viet Nam era, and served in that country. I eventually finished up in the Reserves as a Captain. While proud of my USMC experience, I believe in telling the truth, no matter how distasteful it is, which is why I provided the information I did. According to Smith, Carlson at one point even offered to surrender to the remaining Japanese on the island, something Smith says the USMC finally admitted to in the 60s, but which the Japanese happily revealed after the raid. But we probably don't need to mention that in the article. Anyway, I'm still a history nut (American, World, Military) and mostly contribute to the American Civil War articles. Thomas R. Fasulo (talk) 01:29, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
I am a Chest nut and always as a Marine looking for my roots (if you will). Can anyone tell me why no mention of one of the most decorated Marines in WWII history, like Victor "Transport" Maghakian is not mentioned on this Raider list. I see a lot of wannabes but really, nothing to impressive for me. I'm sure that in the Marine Corps annals that there is mention of "God's" message to the Corps of Maghakian's blood being the first to be shed by a Japanese saber before WWII. A little hint to you boys and girls; don't mess with God. Give Maghakian and Harry "The Killer" (Angel of Death) Kizirian proper respect on these lists. Harry made the "K" Bar famous. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Monte Melkonian (talk • contribs) 00:08, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Glaring factual error
Please note the following sentence under the sub-heading World War Two combat: When the Marine Raiders were created, they were deployed to attack Japanese positions on the islands of Peleliu and Midway. EXCUSE ME, but there WERE no Japanese positions on Midway Island. The entire first paragraph of this sub heading just doesn't seem to 'flow well', as if it were written by someone whose native language is not English. SO, I removed the reference to Midway, and will attempt to 'clean up' the flow a bit. Sector001 (talk) 19:14, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
2014 Raiders return
From http://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps-special-operators-renamed-marine-raiders-1.297030 the Raider name is returning to units under MARSOC. — MrDolomite • Talk 14:00, 7 August 2014 (UTC)