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10 November 2013
God bless my Marines!
I love every Marine and US Navy Corpsman I ever was proud to fight along side of!
I loved and do love all the other of you US/GI Guys (yeah even you NSW, other) that my Marines fought with, and aside of! But, you are still not Marines!
Airborne and a Scuba Punk......................... Ooh..Rahh! Call sign: Mad Dog......... they gave it to me........... Semper Fi!
10 November 2013
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
For 238 years, the United States Marine Corps has proudly served our great Nation with unfailing valor - bolstered by the enduring fortitude of our fellow Marines, our families, and our friends. This is why each year on November 10th, Marines from all generations gather together, in groups large and small, to celebrate the birthday of our Corps and to reflect our proud legacy and warrior ethos we share. This is what unites us as Marines. From our first battle at New Providence to today in Afghanistan, Marines have always shown that they were made of tougher stuff - that when the enemy's fire poured in from all angles, and the situation was grim, Marines unequivocally knew that their fellow Marines would stay behind their guns, fight courageously, and drive the enemy from the battlefield. We have always known hardship, fatigue, and pain ... but we have never known what it is to lose a battle!
Marines of generations past built our reputation as the most disciplined and honorable warriors to ever set foot on a battlefield, and we have triumphed in every battle because our Corps has always focused on iron discipline and combat excellence. This is who we are...this is what we do! It matters not whether you carried an M-1, an M-14, or M-16. It matters not whether you fought on a lonely island in the Pacific, assaulted a citadel in the jungle, or marched up to Baghdad. It matters not whether you are a grunt, a pilot or a loggie. What matters is that, when the chips were down and things got tough, your fellow Marines could count on you to stand and fight ... and fight you did!
This year, we celebrate the anniversary of several epic battles in our celebrated history: 70th anniversary of the 2nd Marine Division landing on Tarawa, the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Hue City, and the 10th anniversary of the "March Up" to Baghdad. Marines who fought in these legendary battles each made their mark upon the history of our Corps. They have passed a rich and illustrious legacy on to us - a much heralded reputation. It is ours to jealously guard, and it up to us to make our own marks and thus proudly pass it on to the generations of marines who will follow.
Sergeant Major Michael Barrett joins me in congratulating each of you. Because of you, your selfless service, and your many sacrifices, our Corps remains strong and ready to respond to any crisis. Throughout history, Marines have faced tough times and there will be tough times ahead, but there is no challenge we cannot overcome if we remain honorable and always faithful to our Nation, our Constitution and each other. Happy Birth Day, Marines!
James F. Amos
General, U.S. Marine Corps
Commandant of the Marine Corps
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Marine Corps Hymn sung in Navajo
Well stated. SEMPER FI. And a double Ooh RAHH. GUY's an GAL'S
Attended our Marine Corps Ball last night and took my 10 year over to the Marine Corps museum earlier for a special event they had for kids on the importance of geography in Expeditionary Operations. They built a 3-dimensional model of Iwo Jima.
Not as Lean, Not as Mean, but still a Marine. Semper Fi.
KNOWLEDGE: A tomato is a fruit.
WISDOM: Not putting a tomato in a fruit salad..
I thank God for every Marine...and service man or woman... that stands on the wall. My step-father, a.k.a. dad, was a Force Recon Marine. I'm proud to call him dad.
Gun control isn't about guns...it's about control. It also makes criminals out of otherwise law abiding citzens.
Happy Birthday all you Devil Dogs and Dogetts!
Woke up early to say Happy Birthday to my Fellow Marines! Oohrah!
Happy Birthday Brothers and Semper Fi.
That five years shaped my entire life.
Unreconstructed to the End.
Dum Vivimus Vivamus
Death smiles at us all...but only FMF Corpsmen smile back
Happy Birthday Marines, and many more to come! We're very proud of you!
I once had the pleasure of going to the Marine Corps Ball. You Marines have the BEST dress uniform of all.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.