Browsing: Marine Week St. Louis

At this point, Marine Week St. Louis is well underway. Leathernecks are out and about in the Gateway City, promoting the Marine Corps’ values, performing community service and answering questions about the military. All should be right with the world. Unfortunately, there’s a public relations snag today. Lt. Col. Shane Tomko, commander of the task force leading Marine Week, performed an on-air interview last night during a Phillies-Cardinals game. An apparent die-hard Cards fan, the salty head of 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, out of St. Louis, made an observation about Phillies ace pitcher Roy Halladay that has blown up the…

Never let it be said that the Marine Corps doesn’t know how to promote an event. Months before the Corps rolls into the proud city of St. Louis for its annual Marine Week event, it’s already drumming up support for it. The latest outreach effort is a slick video that features old combat footage, running cadences and a movie-like music score. [youtube][/youtube] “After this summer the city of St. Louis will never be the same.” That sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it’s still a pretty sweet video.