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just wanted to send out a Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marines.

they been kickin' ass since 1775! longer than the U.S. has been a country.

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just wanted to send out a Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marines.

they been kickin' ass since 1775!
Every single one of them!



Well, except civiclx...
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Thank you very much sk33tr!

Hey Biz, STFU Senor El Gordo
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As for US, legendary since 1775

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There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
William Thornson

The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.
Ned Dolan

A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.
General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Hell, these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Bagdad ain't shit.

Marine Major General John F. Kelly

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

Why in hell can't the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can't they be like Marines.
Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, USA; 12 February 1918

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945
(the flag-raising on Iwo Jima had been immortalized in a photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal)

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

We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983

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

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

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

For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.
Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997

Come on, you sons of *****es! 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

Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!
Col. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
rallying his First Marine Regiment near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.

1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918

Courage is endurance for one moment more…
Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam

My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers... These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost.
2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

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 Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, 'The elite of this country.' I think it is the elite of the world.
Admiral William Halsey, U.S. Navy

Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.
Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War;
shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered
to not wear their khaki leggings.

The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.
Attributed to Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)

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, Weapons/2/5

For all of those that have son's or daughter's at bootcamp let me pass on what I found. Let me give you a little back ground first. When my son left home he had no motivation, he was lazy, slobby, no pride, no self worth. This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at Parris Island. The man that I met on Thursday for parents day is AWESOME. There is no way I can describe to you all the difference. He looks different, he walks different, he talks different, he has such a sense of bearing and pride all I could do was look at him in awe. Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through is unimaginable to any one that has not been there. They are definitely taught to be Warriors. Let me tell you the surprise of what else they are taught. My Marine son has better values, better morals, better manners than any one I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam...so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares about what he does, and its not a boastful, bad ass thing. He is a true gentleman. I saw patience, and a calmness in him that I have never seen. I could never express my gratitude enough to the Marine Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him kicking and screaming all the way. Although I'm sure that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I will have two Marines in the family, and I will be one very proud mother.
"Cybil", Mother of a Marine writing to the myMarine Group

Baah, I wasn't expecting to post near so many. I liked so many of the quotes. Thanks again sk33tr and to all who serve.

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Ha, there's so many good ones Adam and you'll learn more. Some good cadences out there, running and humping.
I look forward to hearing from you two weeks after you get to Boot Camp

I always liked this one:
Born to fight, trained to kill
Ready to die but never will

Very last thing that I'll post. Not sure if you guys know this although I have a feeling that you probably do. Taken from wiki;
"Devil Dog is a motivational nickname for a U.S. Marine. It is said by US Marines to be based on the use of "Teufel Hunde" [sic][idiomatic German: "Höllenhunde"] by German soldiers to describe Marines fighting in World War I.

According to United States Marine Corps legend, the moniker was used by German soldiers to describe U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The Marines fought with such ferocity that they were likened to "Dogs from Hell.""
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There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
William Thornson

The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.
Ned Dolan

A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.
General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Hell, these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Bagdad ain't shit.

Marine Major General John F. Kelly

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

Why in hell can't the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can't they be like Marines.
Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, USA; 12 February 1918

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945
(the flag-raising on Iwo Jima had been immortalized in a photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal)

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

We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983

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

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

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

For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.
Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997

Come on, you sons of *****es! 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

Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!
Col. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
rallying his First Marine Regiment near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.

1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918

Courage is endurance for one moment more…
Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam

My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers... These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost.
2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

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 Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, 'The elite of this country.' I think it is the elite of the world.
Admiral William Halsey, U.S. Navy

Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.
Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War;
shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered
to not wear their khaki leggings.

The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.
Attributed to Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)

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, Weapons/2/5

For all of those that have son's or daughter's at bootcamp let me pass on what I found. Let me give you a little back ground first. When my son left home he had no motivation, he was lazy, slobby, no pride, no self worth. This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at Parris Island. The man that I met on Thursday for parents day is AWESOME. There is no way I can describe to you all the difference. He looks different, he walks different, he talks different, he has such a sense of bearing and pride all I could do was look at him in awe. Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through is unimaginable to any one that has not been there. They are definitely taught to be Warriors. Let me tell you the surprise of what else they are taught. My Marine son has better values, better morals, better manners than any one I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam...so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares about what he does, and its not a boastful, bad ass thing. He is a true gentleman. I saw patience, and a calmness in him that I have never seen. I could never express my gratitude enough to the Marine Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him kicking and screaming all the way. Although I'm sure that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I will have two Marines in the family, and I will be one very proud mother.
"Cybil", Mother of a Marine writing to the myMarine Group

Baah, I wasn't expecting to post near so many. I liked so many of the quotes. Thanks again sk33tr and to all who serve.
those are all awesome.

and don't thank me. i did nothing.


i'm just a citizen that's glad there are brave men and women who stand ready to do terrible things to terrible people in the name of freedom and defense.

both my biological dad and my step-dad were in the Army (biological dad got a purple heart, step-dad was awarded the bronze star; both in vietnam), my neighbor next to me was (is) a Marine (vietnam), and my neighbor directly across the street was in the Navy (vietnam). my grandfather (mom's father) was in the National Guard, and my great-uncle (grandmother's brother) was in the army (WWII). how i didn't wind up in the military somehow is beyond me...and still a regret.
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those are all awesome.

and don't thank me. i did nothing.


i'm just a citizen that's glad there are brave men and women who stand ready to do terrible things to terrible people in the name of freedom and defense.

both my biological dad and my step-dad were in the Army (biological dad got a purple heart, step-dad was awarded the bronze star; both in vietnam), my neighbor next to me was (is) a Marine (vietnam), and my neighbor directly across the street was in the Navy (vietnam). my grandfather (mom's father) was in the National Guard, and my great-uncle (grandmother's brother) was in the army (WWII). how i didn't wind up in the military somehow is beyond me...and still a regret.
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You were too busy smokin' in the boys room What branch would you have gone into?
marines....no question.

i always wanted to be a sniper. yes, i know other branches have snipers. but marine sniper just sounds so freakin' .
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I've always been intrigued by the Air Force (I know, they are seen as the pansies of the 4 main branches), but I have always loved planes and I think it'd be cool to be a part of that. Not so much as a pilot though.
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marines....no question.

i always wanted to be a sniper. yes, i know other branches have snipers. but marine sniper just sounds so freakin' .
Oh yes it does. I feel like I would have liked being one as well. Hopefully I wouldn't have enjoyed it too much though lol I wonder what scout-sniper school is like. Like the having to go out and take a longass time to move up to your target. The only type of training we did in Boot Camp was having to stand very still at the POA haha Can't move, can't scratch. You don't want to be in the field in your position and all of a sudden swat at a fly or scratch an itch and give your position away. I'm sure you know more than I do about blacking out reflective pieces on your weapon. We even had to make sure we kept our canteens full because if they're only half-full, the water can swish around and the enemy could possibly hear it. So does that mean you have to drink all your water in one swig? I don't know

And again, for the record, I NEVER saw combat. That's seriously the first thing that I tell people when they ask me about the military or thank me for my service. If they thank me, I'll thank them and then mention that I never saw combat.
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Admittedly I have only seen this video once and I don't remember a single thing about it but I've seen his picture several times and I'm going to watch this again later when I can hear it a little better.
You don't often live to see the day you're presented with the Medal of Honor. Most are awarded posthumously. It really is amazing what people are willing to do for their brothers.
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So does that mean you have to drink all your water in one swig? I don't know
I was told to pass the water to others until the container was empty . . .
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-edit-Lol I thought the date was off, didn't realize this was from 17 and grd43l dug it up...
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