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    Happy Anniversary,United States Marine Corps

    Today marks the 233rd anniversary of the founding of the U.S.M.C. on November 10,1775.
    To all those who have worn, or are wearing the uniform of this wonderful Institution,a very grateful nation thanks you for your service.
    You are truly Semper fi,always faithful.
    From the Halls of Montezuma,Tripoli,Belleau Wood,Iwo Jima,Chosen Reservoir,Da Nang,Beirut,Iraq,Afghanistan and all the other places of sacrifice and heroism through over two centuries, you have always made us proud.
    And always will.

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    Sepmer Fi to all

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    Semper Fi !
    "ours is not to wonder why,
    ours is but to shoot the guy.

    GSGT RD, USMC circa 1982

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    happy birthday

    Happy birthday MARINES.

    "Semper Fidelis'' 0311. 1962-1970

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    Semper Fi
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    Semper FI Devil Dogs
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    Liked it so much I had to do it twice!!!!!!
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    Liked it so much I had to do it twice!!!!!!


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    Ooh freaking Rah!

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    thank you marines! You've always been the ultimate force of die hards. Wish the marines would take me, they basically say i'm too much of a liability with my G.E.D.
    If Caesar had put a ban on assault swords Brutus couldn't have killed him.

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    I was speaking with an old WWII vet. This tough old bird was in the Army in Europe and was a D-Day guy that hit the beach on day-2. The beachheads were secure, but there was still quite a bit of fighting inland. He asked me if I was a vet and I told him I had been in the Marines.

    This guy said that he tried to go in the Marines in WWII, but they wouldn't take him cause he couldn't read or write. So he launches into story after story of his exploits in France and elsewhere. He said that he liked being the point man when they were fighting in the hedgerows - that way, he might not be observed by a German sniper or machinegunner and the guys behind him often weren't as lucky.

    After 45 minutes of speaking with this American hero, He said that his army career was ended by a bomb fragment. Then he paused and said, "You know - in all the time I was in the army, they didn't ask me to read or write one damn thing!" Here it was, over 60 years later, and he was still kind of pissed that the Marines turned him down.

    That is the allure of the Corps!

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    Yes ... Happy B-day to all my brothers and sisters, past and present!!!

    For many years now an ex-Army type "bud" delivers a "Birthday" present to me. A single package of Hostess Snow Balls. And yes there is a double meaning



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    Wasn't a Marine, but hold them in high regard. Thanks for your service, all of you Devil Dogs. Happy birthday Marine Corps!

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    Semper Fi

    Happy Birthday, Marines.

    I, who am not worthy, thank you all.


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    Me: "A friend is someone who cares how your life turns out."


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    Thank you, Marines, for being or having been, "out there" for all of us.

    Brother-in-law was "out there" for Birthday #167 at Midway with VMF 223 and is still breathin' after spending some interesting moments on Sulphur Island. Son is "breathing for eight" after the 'trac was mined in The Sandbox.

    Please live as long and prosper as much as my Marines!
    If the sun's up, you still have a pulse and background radiation levels are nominal -- everything else is gravy! ChAir Force Specialty Code 1825K // My oath to "defend the Constitution against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" has no DOS. . . .

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    Happy Birthday Devils.

    Irony of the Marine Corps...Ask any Marine serving today who the hardest Marines ever are...They'll tell you it's the Vietnam Vets. Ask any Vietnam Vets who the hardest Marines ever are, They'll tell you it's today's Marines.

    (Nothing against anyone who served in any other Engagement! That is just really how it plays out.)

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    Semper Fi
    Live forever
    Some day my children will have a lot of guns and that will bring a smile to my face.

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    Happy Birthday
    "We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." President George W. Bush, October 7, 2001

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    My best male friend, other than my husband, is a Marine Vietnam Veteran. He is like a big brother to me and lives close to my former house/land, back east. I love him and we are very close. He and my late husband were both born in the same month/year. They served in Vietnam at the same time only one was a Marine and my late husband was in the USN. One was drafted and one enlisted after college = my late husband. They were best, best friends from the age of 7 years old until my late husband died at barely 56 years old. Like brothers only closer if that is possible. Some of you may understand such a deep friendship. Through thick and thin. They grew up together and we always helped one another from a to z! I was the 'sister' that LPA never had. ; . )

    LPA, I salute you and may God continue to bless you and yours. x

    Semper fidelis.

    The Marine's Hymn Lyrics

    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 every 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.

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    One of my close friends on the east coast was a Marine in the middle/late 1960's. I salute you BH. x

    Love always,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbarker
    Irony of the Marine Corps...Ask any Marine serving today who the hardest Marines ever are...They'll tell you it's the Vietnam Vets. Ask any Vietnam Vets who the hardest Marines ever are, They'll tell you it's today's Marines.
    Another irony - when I was in, back in 1984, we thought the guys fron the VietNam era, 20 years or so before were the guys of the "Old Corps"

    If you ask a VietNam vet, the guys in WWII and Korea were the "Old Corps"

    I had a young Marine recently tell me that I had been in the "Old Corps"

    It's true - I worked on the F4 Phantom, a plane that was probably decomissioned before this young leatherneck was born, but I still don't consider my service to be in the "Old Corps" so-to-speak ...... I guess it's all relative.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all Marines past and present.....
    The USA wouldn't be what it is today if you soldiers hadn't been kicking a$$ for 233 years... May GOD bless you all.... Thank You
    1 policeman for every 300 people in the U.S....
    H&K and Glock will take care of me and my 3.....

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