Several trips ago I noted sadly that there was no flag flying at Patriot Point and that the tree planted at the end of Forrest Gate in memory of Agent Rosas had died.

I went back on the next trip and raised a new flag

New Patriot Point Flag

Then, a week or two later, I got news from Patriotic American and Veteran Border Operator “36” that he had planted a new tree.  This time a eucalyptus.

New Roasa Tree

Meanwhile the border is still porous and there are less and less agents to patrol.

Your extra eyes and ears are need on the southern frontier. Stop by and see for yourself. And don’t forget to empty a canteen on the new tree.  Thanks to 36 and to all the patrolling patriots past, present and future.

God Bless Y’all and God Bless America

Semper Vigilants,



Changes Are Comin’…..Other Things Seem To Never Change

It pains me to have to write this post.  In fact it has pained me for some time as evidenced by the fact that I haven’t posted an update in so long.  Sometimes it’s that I feel there is not really anything anything interesting to post.  But most of the time it is just that I am so busy and time is so precious that I feel it a wasteful to sit down here and write.  For the last three years or so I managed a website separate from this one, a Drudge-like news page dedicated solely to border, immigration and homeland security issues.  I was very time consuming and it’s purpose was to maybe help others to be informed without them have to peruse the countless websites I was going to on a daily basis anyway.  While I allowed a few advertisements I did not have the site up to make a profit.  Indeed it costed me a great deal of money and more importantly time.  In a matter of days the C1 Border News site will be taken down and what little traffic it receives will be redirected back to this one.  I will keep this site, the original Charlie Uno blog, up for the foreseeable future.  I will continue to post links to what I feel are pertinent articles from time to time and on rare occasions make a border update as well. A “Do It Yourself” post and link is provided on the right of this page for those of you who might have the time and inclination to hit some of the sites I used to go to to keep the border news site up to date.  These were not the only sites I visited but I also gleaned info from mainstream news as well as conservative radio and liberal stations.  It began to detract from my border missions and overall preparedness.  I will continue to stay informed but the bulk of any any info you might want, as well as the ability to discern what is truth and what is propaganda or “fake news,” is up to you. I wish you well and good luck and thank all of you who visited the C1 Border News site and have continued to visit this original blog all these many years.

I continue to patrol the porous southern frontier.  Sometimes solo.  Sometimes with my brother Beast.  Sometimes with K9 #3.

To a man all the Border Patrol Agents we encounter are glad to see us and welcome seasoned border operators as extra eyes and ears for them…….well, with one “bold” exception:

We patrol during the day and are still amazed by the holes in homeland security that remain much the same as they did when I first began my border watch in 2005

Sometimes we patrol at night

Sometimes we get there a little too early

Sometimes its a little too late


Sometimes you just have to say WTF???

While the news site will go away we will not.  Undaunted we will continue to patrol.  Join us on the border if you want to see for yourself how insecure the homeland remains.

While the bureaucrats delay and distract we will continue to observe and report.

The news site will go away

But I’ll be back.

Semper Vigilans,


How Does it Feel To Have Your Vote Nullified?

The rest of the nation argues about DACA and “Dreamers” and the wall but now it doesn’t matter. California has sabotaged the electorate while the rest of the country is distracted.

New California Law Will Automatically Register Illegal Aliens to Vote

California DMV Begins Offering Federally Approved Real ID Drivers Licenses


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Five-Times-Deported Ernest T. Bass Lookin Wetback Piece Of Shit Found NOT GUILTY

California Sanctuary City Jury No Doubt Felt Empathy for the Poor Illegal Alien Felon….

Interesting to note that there is currently no rioting in the streets of San Francisco.  Imagine the civil unrest if Kate Steinle was a felon in possession of a firearm, murdered a “poor undocumented immigrant” and was then found not guilty………


I used to end my posts with “WAKE UP AMERICA” but I fear it’s far too late…..


DANGER of a WorldView Driven by EMPATHY



A day late…


Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing. Although the Battle of Guadalcanal would continue for three more months, the plans laid on our Corps’ most sacred day became integral to the amphibious campaigns that followed. Success at Guadalcanal proved to be the turning point that ultimately paved the way for Allied victory in the Pacific. Those warriors defended their positions in brutal conditions against a formidable enemy – and triumphed. Through every major conflict our Nation has seen since the Revolution, Marines performed their duty with utmost courage, devotion, and raw determination. Their valiant deeds in the face of overwhelming challenges give us confidence and inspire us to meet the trials of today. As we pause to celebrate the birth of our Corps this year, we honor the legacy that was passed down to us and we recommit ourselves to carrying those traditions into the future.

This November 10th marks 242 years of warfighting excellence. At places like Trenton, Tripoli, Chapultepec, Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Chosin, Khe Sanh, Fallujah, Sangin, and so many others, Marines have fought with an inner spirit – a spirit that bonds us, binds us together as a cohesive team. It’s that intangible spirit that has formed the foundation of our warfighting reputation for the past 242 years. Now it’s our responsibility to ensure we honor and carry on that legacy. The American people expect a Corps of men and women who are committed, selfless, willing to sacrifice, who epitomize honor, courage, commitment, virtue, and character. We owe our Nation and our predecessors no less.

Today, as we celebrate our 242nd birthday, we must remember who we are, where we came from, and why we’re here. We must remember the past, honor those who are no longer with us, focus on today’s battles, and get ready for tomorrow. We can and will prevail as we always have, in any clime and place. But we must prevail together, united by the unyielding spirit in each of us that makes our Corps unique – that willingness to put our Corps and fellow Marines ahead of ourselves. Victory in battle comes through the integrated efforts of many – teamwork. We value the sacrifices and contributions of every Marine and Sailor, as well as our family members without whose support we would not be able to accomplish our mission. And we remain committed to being our Nation’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness that sets the standard for honor, discipline, and courage. I am proud of each and every one of you. Happy Birthday, Marines!

Semper Fidelis,

Robert B. Neller

General, U.S. Marine Corps

Commandant of the Marine Corps