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U. S. Marine Corps Birthday

Post by Sheepdog » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am

From their debut in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating “two Battalions of Marines be raised,” to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, the United States Marine Corps has earned the world’s respect as an elite and reliable fighting unit wherever put into combat or humanitarian service. November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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This just came out. I liked it as a short bit of Marine history. .
In Photos: History of the US Marines
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/in-ph ... A1#image=2
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Post by minesweep » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:22 am

My Uncle Joe (1st Marine Division) was killed in action on June 16, 1945 in the battle for Okinawa (April 1-June 22). I was only 3 months old at the time so I didn’t really know him. But I will be thinking about him today and saluting all veterans tomorrow on Veteran’s Day.

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Post by camaof » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 am

Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am
From their debut in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating “two Battalions of Marines be raised,” to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, the United States Marine Corps has earned the world’s respect as an elite and reliable fighting unit wherever put into combat or humanitarian service. November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 142nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Devil Dog,

Nov. 10th, 1775 to today = 242 years, not 142.

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Post by 2015 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:12 am

Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am
From their debut in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating “two Battalions of Marines be raised,” to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, the United States Marine Corps has earned the world’s respect as an elite and reliable fighting unit wherever put into combat or humanitarian service. November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 142nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Sergeant USMC 1952-56
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Thank you for your sacrifice(s), Sergeant. It's easy to forget during the daily grind that the many privileges, freedoms and quality of life we enjoy today are the result of sacrifices made by many others, some here, some no longer. For those that are still here, it is an honor to be in the presence of those exceptional human beings that would make that kind of sacrifice, for it requires the very best of what it means to be human to do so.

Thank you for this Marine Corp birthday reminder.

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Post by tjwolf » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Hello brothers. Hollywood Marine here. '60-'63.

Best wishes!

Tom
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Post by flamesabers » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 pm

Happy birthday to all past and present marines! :beer
Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am
November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 142nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I think it should be 242nd birthday.

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Post by Sheepdog » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:25 pm

flamesabers wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Happy birthday to all past and present marines! :beer
Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am
November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 142nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I think it should be 242nd birthday.
A slip of my finger. Thanks, I corrected it and added something else.
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Post by flamesabers » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:39 pm

Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:25 pm
flamesabers wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Happy birthday to all past and present marines! :beer
Sheepdog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 am
November 10, 2017 marks the Marine Corps’ 142nd birthday -- please join me in wishing the Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I think it should be 242nd birthday.
A slip of my finger. Thanks, I corrected it and added something else.
Thank you the link in your initial post. I had no idea women first joined the marines during WW1.

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Post by marc515 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:08 pm

Happy Birthday fellow Jarheads
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Post by dm200 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:13 pm

Never a Marine - but heard (apparently true or near true) this from several "motivational speakers" over the years --

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.”
– Quote Attributed to Chesty Puller, USMC

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”
– Lewis B. Chesty Puller, USMC

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Post by camden » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:48 pm

To my late father, a WWII marine, and to all of you out there who were as well.

Thank you.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Looks like I replaced you, Sheepdog.

Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines.

Mel
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Re: U. S. Marine Corps Birthday

Post by hudson » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:13 am

I wasn't a Marine, but served in a different branch of service.
Every year we went on a training exercise vs the Marines in a national forest east of Camp Lejune.
Nobody told us that the Marines had airplanes.
As we walked down a fire road with a swamp on each side of the road, I felt a sudden strong gust of hot wind. Dust was everywhere. I looked up into two roaring jet engines as a jet blast blew in my face. I didn't know that they flew that close to the ground. Intimidating. Marines 1; Army 0.
Happy Birthday!

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Post by Sheepdog » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:14 am

hudson wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:13 am
I wasn't a Marine, but served in a different branch of service.
Every year we went on a training exercise vs the Marines in a national forest east of Camp Lejune.
Nobody told us that the Marines had airplanes.
As we walked down a fire road with a swamp on each side of the road, I felt a sudden strong gust of hot wind. Dust was everywhere. I looked up into two roaring jet engines as a jet blast blew in my face. I didn't know that they flew that close to the ground. Intimidating. Marines 1; Army 0.
Happy Birthday!
Good story. Thanks for sharing.

Bless today's military as well as our veterans on this Veterans Day.
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter which tells what kind of life you have lived---Helen Walton

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