Marine Corp Birthday

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by bluejay, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Would like to wish a big Happy Birthday to all the present and former Marines.
    Happy Birthday Brothers. Semper-fi
     
  2. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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  3. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    HAPPY BRITHDAY DEVIL DOGS!:smile2:
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Ya Jarheads are still under the Dept of the NAVY:smile2: Happy Birthday Jarheads:tounge_out:
     
  5. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    While I ended up with a career in the AF, I have great respect for the other services, with a special place for the Marine Corp. My grandfather, who past away about about a week ago was a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima, I wanted to join the Marines at one point in my youth but he steered me from it, being protective I guess. He'd tell me stories of being in foxholes for days and trying to get a little sleep with mud running down his back and stories about all the friends he lost...he never forgot that his whole life. I was at his house last week looking through his war photos, some very grusome, but reality. I was holding his bayonette from the war and thinking to myself, if this could talk...I can only imagine what it and my grandfather saw together........

    Happy Birthday Marine Corps!!!!! I am proud of you all past and present....
     
  6. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I'm with the others, I wasn't in the Marines but I highly respect all of our military. I've know several former Marines over the years, all were fine people.

    Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps!
     
  7. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    WHY I LIKE MARINES
    by
    RADM JAMES R. STARK, USN
    55TH President, U.S. Naval War College
    (6-95 to 7-98)
    Remarks made in Newport, RI on 10 November 1995
    on the 220th birthday of the Corps.
    "The first reason I like Marines: They set high standards for themselves
    and those around them and will accept nothing less. I like the way
    Marines march. I like the way Marines do their basic training whether
    it's Quantico, Parris Island, or San Diego. I like the idea [that] Marines
    cultivate an ethos conducive of producing hard people in a soft age.
    I like the fact that Marines stay in shape. I like the fact that the
    Marines only have one boss----------the Commandant. And I like the
    directness of the Commandant. I like the fact that Marines are
    stubborn. I like the way Marines obey orders. I like the way the
    Marines make the most of the press. I like the wholehearted
    professionalism of the Marines.
    It occurred to me that the services could be characterized by different
    breeds of dogs...The Air Force reminds me of a French Poodle. The
    poodle always looks perfect, sometimes seems a bit pampered...
    always travels first class. But don't ever forget that the poodle was
    bred as a hunting dog and in a fight it's very dangerous. The Army is
    kind of like a St. Bernard. It's big and heavy and sometimes seems
    a bit clumsy. But it's very powerful and has lots of stamina. So you
    want it for the long haul. The Navy, God bless us, is a Golden
    Retriever. They're good natured and great around the house. The kids
    love 'em. Sometimes their hair is a bit log...they go wandering off for
    long periods of time, and they love water. Marines I see as two breeds,
    Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties,
    big and mean, or skinny and mean...They're aggressive on the attack
    and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair
    and they always go for the throat.
    That sounds like a Marine to me! So what I really like about Marines is
    that 'first to fight' isn't just a motto, it's a way of life. From the
    day they were formed at Tun Tavern 221 years ago, Marines have
    distinguished themselves on battlefields around the world. From the
    fighting tops of the Bonhomme Richard, to the sands of the Barbary
    coast, from the swamps of New Orleans to the halls of Montezuma, from
    Belleau Wood, to the Argonne Forest, to Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima, and
    Okinawa and Inchon, and Chosin Resevoir and Hue City and Quang Tri and
    Dong Ha, and Beirut, and Grenada, and Panama, and Somalia and Bosnia
    and a thousand unnamed battlefields in godforsaken corners of the globe,
    Marines have distinguished themselves by their bravery, and stubbornness
    and aggresive spirit, and sacrifice, and love of country, and loyalty
    to one another. They've done it for you and me, and this Country we all
    love so dearly. And they asked for nothing more than the honor of being
    a United States Marine. And that's why I like Marines."