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Happy Birth day to the US Marine Corps

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posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 05:36 PM
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The USMC is officially 230 years old


Heres to those brave souls that have served their nation so valiantly.













From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Semper fidelis!




posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 05:38 PM
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Happy B-day to the Marines. May I add a nod to all Vets for tomorrow.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 05:50 PM
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Semper Fi- all brave ones.
And to all who are serving now in all branches.Thank you very much!



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 06:07 PM
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Thats right, I just remembered it was the birthday for the military, HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.M.C. Ohh and a Happy Veterans Day to all of you Active and Non Active military personell. I salute you for what you have done for the country.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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ummm...madman....the guys coming onto the beach are SEALS...lol.

anyway...happy birthday jarheads, and happy veterans day to my fellow squids and the rest of you grunts and flyboys!



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 07:49 PM
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a little veterans day humor (toned down for civilian ears):



army grunt crawling through the sand: "this is crap"

marine crawling through the mud: "i love this crap"

seal wading through a swamp crawling with snakes: " this is great crap!"

airmen in his barracks room, and the air conditioner quits working: "what is this crap?!?!"



hehe...couldnt resist.



posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 08:03 PM
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Happy Birthday.

and thanks.




posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by snafu7700
ummm...madman....the guys coming onto the beach are SEALS...lol.


It said they were force recon.



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:04 AM
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Happy Birthday to all Marines everywhere.

Semper Fidelis!



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posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by snafu7700
ummm...madman....the guys coming onto the beach are SEALS...lol.

anyway...happy birthday jarheads, and happy veterans day to my fellow squids and the rest of you grunts and flyboys!


ummm...snafu7700...the guys coming onto the beach are actually Reconnaissance Marines...lol



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by punkmonkey14
ummm...snafu7700...the guys coming onto the beach are actually Reconnaissance Marines...lol


Yeah, I confirmed it.

You can also tell because they have full M-16's instead of M-4's.



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:02 AM
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Some great quotes:

"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!"
- MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952

"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"
- General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur; Korea, 21 September 1950

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem."
- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

"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."
- RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995

"They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow," which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake"."
- Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991

"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
- GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC
near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines' attack into Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918

"You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"
- Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943

"This was the first time that the Marines of the two nations had fought side by side since the defence of the Peking Legations in 1900. Let it be said that the admiration of all ranks of 41 Commando for their brothers in arms was and is unbounded. They fought like tigers and their morale and esprit de corps is second to none."
- Lt Col. D.B. Drysdale, Commanding
41 Commando, Chosen Reservoir, on the 1st Marine Division Division

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
- Father Kevin Keaney
1st Marine Division Chaplain
Korean War

"The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps."
- General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC
to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946

"By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the American who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
- Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy

"I can't say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like 'brilliant,' it would really be an under description of the absolutely superb job that they did in breaching the so-called 'impenetrable barrier.' It was a classic- absolutely classic- military breaching of a very very tough minefield, barbed wire, fire trenches-type barrier."
- Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, U. S. Army
Commander, Operation Desert Storm, February 1991

"I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world."
- Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchhill


"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle."
- Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army
Commander of American Forces in World War I


"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary."
- Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war."
- General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in Korea,
overheard and reported by Marine Staff Sergeant Bill Houghton

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posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:02 AM
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Did those recons swim all the way from that boat in the background? Wow!

Just kidding, we can actually see the tip of the raft on the shore behind them, well I think.



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:10 AM
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Happy Birthday USMC


USMC Is Part Of The Navy -- The Men's Department


Sorry in advance to and Navy man or women I couldnt resist



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by ufia
Did those recons swim all the way from that boat in the background? Wow!

Just kidding, we can actually see the tip of the raft on the shore behind them, well I think.


The black thing on the ground? That's no zodiac. That's his flipper, to help him swim in!

Those guys are the elite of Marines, special forces capable and what not.



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:25 AM
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May I introduce you all to perhaps the toughest, greatest marine to ever live, Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller.



Puller was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and one of only two people to be awarded five Navy Crosses (the other being Roy Milton Davenport). His other decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit (with Valor device), Bronze Star (with Valor Device), Air Medal, Purple Heart, and awards given by non-U.S. governments. The frigate Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23) was named after him.

A common incantation in the tradition of the Marine Corps is to end one's day with the declaration, "Good night Chesty, wherever you are!"

Also, to this day in boot camp and OCS (at Quantico, VA), Marines still chant "It was good enough for Chesty Puller/It is good enough for me" Chesty represents the esprit de corps of the Corps, what the United States Marines are really about.


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He is perhaps most famous for this during the Korean war:

"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an
enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!"

When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written
the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22
enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty
ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the
process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.




[edit on 11-11-2005 by American Mad Man]



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man

Originally posted by snafu7700
ummm...madman....the guys coming onto the beach are SEALS...lol.


It said they were force recon.


alright, i'll take your word for it.



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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During a press conference prior to the First gulf war, then Chairman of the Joint Chief's, Gen. Colon Powell was giving a press conference. A Iraqi reporter trying to put the General on the spot said, "Isn't it true General that only 12% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map?" The General then snapped back, "Yes, that is true but unfortunately for you they are all Marines!"

Semper Fi and Gods speed to all those in harms way!



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 12:46 PM
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The guys on the beach are Marine Recon, I was a young Naval Medical Corpman assigned to Recon in Nam. I know my boys when I see 'em.

Semper Fi

[edit on 11-11-2005 by Yorga]



posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 01:00 PM
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What a Great Time to Remember USMC Major General Smedley Butler, at the time of his death, the Most decorated marine in US history. Butler was a double-winner of the Medal of Honor, one of only 19 people to be so decorated.



I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

SEMPER FI!




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