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Originally posted by DareDevil
It would be easy to say that the Marine Corps is the best or Rangers, or SF (Special Forces) or Navy SEALs are the best but that just isn't so. Each one is designed for a specific purpose and each one is the best at what they do. It's apple's and oranges to compare Rangers to Marine M.E.U's. All in all they are brothers in arms and rely on each other to help get the job done.
Originally posted by Jahori
reply to post by DareDevil
You mentioned the marines were "The Marine Corps is considered and Force in Readiness. Which basically means that we need little notification for a deployment." The U. S. Army has that too. And I don't mean the Rangers, SF, or Delta. The U. S. Army has units ready to go on standby. We just don't have to paddle our little boats to get there. We jump.
You also mentioned "The Marine Corps is the smallest branch of service" look at your u. s. marine seal.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY UNITED STATES marine corps
The marines are part of the U. S. Navy just like the U. S. Rangers are part of the U. S. Army except the Rangers are an elite unit.
Top 10 Badasses of the World Special Forces
does not mention the marines or even force recon but does the Seals.
I looked at a few other sites and the marines were not mentioned at all. Again the seals were but we know they are part of the U. S. Navy not the marines. Ranger, SF and Delta are also mentioned.
The marines are more like special operations NOT Special Forces. They are like the U. S. Army's Airborne and Air Assault units, they have additional qualifications then normal units designated for specific missions but not anything close to being the elite Special Force
SO PLEASE GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE, SLAP YOURSELF BACK INTO REALITY AND ADMIT THAT THE marines ARE JUST PART OF THE U. S. NAVY. NOTHING REALLY SPECIAL!!!
Ambush at Hoc Mon - In 1968, 92 American soldiers of C Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division began a search-and-destroy mission near Saigon. They were looking for a Viet Cong force that had been firing rockets into their Tan Son Nhut Air Base. As they rushed along a road without flank security to catch up with their battalion, they ran into an ambush. Within eight minutes, 49 American soldiers were dead or dying, and 29 were wounded.
Battle of the Slopes - A company of American paratroopers was searching for the NVA in rough terrain when it was attacked by a large force. It suffered 76 KIA as it was nearly overrun, with two platoons wiped out. Newly arrived airborne officers had ignored warnings that they should maneuver as battalions because the NVA units in that area were larger, aggressive, and would attack a lone rifle company.
Battle of Ong Thanh - After minor enemy contact the previous day, a battalion commander led 155 American soldiers single-file into the bush to destroy the enemy. They ran into an NVA regiment with some 1400 men. Alpha company was wiped out in 20 minutes, and by sundown, 59 American soldiers lay dead with 75 wounded. An excellent documentary is on-line where survivors describe the onslaught.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Anonymous ATS
Our job is SILENCE and discipline. Cav has MASTERED chaos because the Army command apparently can't figure out how to equip us OR field us.We also have more money for training and more environments which to do so. Ground and Air ,As to the Rangers well ONLY MARSOC can hold a candle to the regiments,recon is good but they are Cav for marines and quite few ,line dogs like MEUs need not apply. They never HAVE pulled as many black ops as the Rangers.AND nobody has mentioned the old RECONDO units either.
As to the Army being slow ,our ARMOR rules there,more ,better and newer,more rounds fired You saw us in Desert Storm the enemy couldn't give up fast enough.
BUT HEY let's see them win BEST Ranger then we'll talk,it IS open to all just a little bit too hard for OTHER branches apparently..