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Military Stories and Articles

Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992)

Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992)

Together We Served recognizes the efforts of Shaggy, who went on from a position in the Marines to become a reggae icon and advocate for veterans’ rights. Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992) Orville Richard Burrell, also known as Shaggy, of the US Marine Corps between 1988 and 1992, came to live in Brooklyn as a teenager after leaving his home of Jamaica. While he showed early musical promise, he was in need of steady income, and the Marines were happy to take...

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Train Hard and Fight Easy

Train Hard and Fight Easy

A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform.

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