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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Post by Sheepdog » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:39 am

9/10/18 Another Marine Birthday #243. Happy Birthday to all Gyrenes.
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Post by Dontwasteit » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:41 am

Every time I think of the Marines and their sacrifices (Past and future), my eyes water.
My biggest regret was not enlisting in the marines.

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Post by Dontwasteit » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:44 am

I forgot to add ...to every single Marine...Thank you greatly!

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Post by Dontwasteit » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:49 am

Sorry for the double post...Maybe here it"s worth it.

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Post by sschullo » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 am

Yeah Happy Birthday!

Just curious as I have never asked before as I don't talk about my Marine experience. But my recent visit to Vietnam was healing.
Anybody served in the 3rd Amtrac Battalion 1st Marine Division at Marble Mountains during the 1968 Tet offensive?

I visited the Marble Mountains, where I was stationed during the war, earlier this year for the first time in 50 years, and it is now a tourist attraction with hundreds of tourists and buses. 50 years ago, the battalion took on sniper fire regularly from nearby Mountains, and now it's a huge tourist attraction. All along the entire South China Sea coast from DaNang to Marble Mountains, they are building resorts. I also toured Hanoi and the famous Hanoi Hilton, Ho's tomb, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the massive Mekong Delta.

I was only in-country for 37 days as I was wounded during the 1968 Tet offensive. While I don't remember the guys in my platoon as I was there a short time, I know two other marines were wounded by the same mortar. I wrote a letter to the platoon when I was recuperating at the Oakland Naval hospital but never heard back.

I remember it was a beautiful country and it's still beautiful. The people were friendly, the accommodations were great, the tour guides very knowledgeable, and the food! OMG! Highly recommended.
For Vietnam Vets, there are specific battle site tours.
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Post by Rick Ferri » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:56 am

Thank you all past and present Jarheads and families for your sacrifices to our great nation.

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Post by ClassySDLivin » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:04 am

Happy Birthday Devil Dogs.

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Post by Sheepdog » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:21 am

sschullo wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 am
Yeah Happy Birthday!

Just curious as I have never asked before as I don't talk about my Marine experience. But my recent visit to Vietnam was healing.
Anybody served in the 3rd Amtrac Battalion 1st Marine Division at Marble Mountains during the 1968 Tet offensive?

I visited the Marble Mountains, where I was stationed during the war, earlier this year for the first time in 50 years, and it is now a tourist attraction with hundreds of tourists and buses. 50 years ago, the battalion took on sniper fire regularly from nearby Mountains, and now it's a huge tourist attraction. The entire South China Sea from DaNang to Marble Mountains, they are building resorts. I also toured Hanoi and the famous Hanoi Hilton, Ho's tomb, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the massive Mekong Delta.

I was only in-country for 37 days as I was wounded during the 1968 Tet offensive. While I don't remember the guys in my platoon as I was there a short time, I know two other marines were wounded by the same mortar. I wrote a letter to the platoon when I was recuperating at the Oakland Naval hospital but never heard back.

I remember it was a beautiful country and it's still beautiful. The people were friendly, the accommodations were great, the tour guides very knowledgeable, and the food! OMG! Highly recommended.
For Vietnam Vets, there are specific battle site tours.
Great post.
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Post by MBB_Boy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:16 am

Happy Birthday fellow Marines!

Semper Fi - get out there today and today something motivated. Or get drunk.

Or both?

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm

Dontwasteit wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:49 am
Sorry for the double post...Maybe here it"s worth it.
I took care of it. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:11 pm

sschullo wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 am
Yeah Happy Birthday!

Just curious as I have never asked before as I don't talk about my Marine experience. But my recent visit to Vietnam was healing.
Anybody served in the 3rd Amtrac Battalion 1st Marine Division at Marble Mountains during the 1968 Tet offensive?

I visited the Marble Mountains, where I was stationed during the war, earlier this year for the first time in 50 years, and it is now a tourist attraction with hundreds of tourists and buses. 50 years ago, the battalion took on sniper fire regularly from nearby Mountains, and now it's a huge tourist attraction. The entire South China Sea from DaNang to Marble Mountains, they are building resorts. I also toured Hanoi and the famous Hanoi Hilton, Ho's tomb, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the massive Mekong Delta.

I was only in-country for 37 days as I was wounded during the 1968 Tet offensive. While I don't remember the guys in my platoon as I was there a short time, I know two other marines were wounded by the same mortar. I wrote a letter to the platoon when I was recuperating at the Oakland Naval hospital but never heard back.

I remember it was a beautiful country and it's still beautiful. The people were friendly, the accommodations were great, the tour guides very knowledgeable, and the food! OMG! Highly recommended.
For Vietnam Vets, there are specific battle site tours.
Thanks for your service, Steve. Hopefully you feel the respect at this late date for all those service men and women who answered the call in Nam. Welcome home!

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Post by Tim1019 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:29 pm

Happy Birthday Marines! The 13+ years I spent in the Corps left me with a lifetime of friends and memories. I wish you all continued success and happiness with whatever endeavors you choose to pursue.

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Semper Fi!

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Post by tony_roach » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:23 pm

Semper Fi Devil Dogs! Enjoy a great 243rd Birthday

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:18 pm

Thank you United States Marines for your service and sacrifice, and your families, for our great nation!
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Post by Yellowhouse » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:43 pm

Thank you, veterans!! Dad was in the army reserves from 69'-86', both grandfathers served in WW2 and a great uncle was killed in action near St Lo, France. A German shot him while his unit was in St Lo doing mop up duty is what our understanding is. He is buried at Brittany Cemetery in France.

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Post by book lover » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:33 am

Thank you U.S. Marines for your valor and service to our country.

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