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Happy Birthday USMC!! You're 232 today!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bhsup, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    The Marine Corps Hymn
    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 Marines.

    Our flag's unfurl'd to every breeze from the 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 have 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.

    Commandant LeJeune's birthday message, 1921
    On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

    The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and is the long eras of tranquility at home,
    generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.


    In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

    This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

    JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
    Major General Commandant



    The USMC: 232 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. I was born in a bomb crater, my mother was an M-16 and my father was the Devil. Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life.

    I am a roughish looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky, self-centered, overbearing, and I do not know the meaning of fear, for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster made of blood and guts who arose from the sea whose sole purpose in life is to perpetuate death and destruction among the festerings on anti-Americans throughout the globe, wherever it may arise. When my time comes I’ll die a glorious death on the battlefield giving my life to Mom, apple pie, and the American Flag.

    We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, the rope from the Army, and on the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and have been running the show ever since. We live like soldiers, talk like sailors and slap the hell out of both of them. Soldier by day, Lover by night, drunkard by choice, United States Marine by the grace of God!
     
  2. Dubai Vol

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    Much as we soldiers like to make fun of Marines, we know the deal: you guys are for real. Happy birthday jarheads!
     
  3. bigdog5994

    bigdog5994 Lady Day

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    :beer: heres to the worlds most badass organization of fighting men, im considering joining them
     
  4. Dubai Vol

    Dubai Vol King

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    From here:
    http://http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/10849526.html

     
  5. Trafalgar

    Trafalgar Squared

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    Happy birthday - and a question.

    How come the Marines don't have a football team?
     
  6. Commodore

    Commodore Deity

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    Because technically, they are a part of the Navy. That's why there is no Marine Academy or football team.
     
  7. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    So you're saying they stole the anchor from the Navy, which is really the organization that they're a part of, so they stole from themselves?

    That's pretty badass.
     
  8. Merkinball

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    Bah...just a bunch of baby killers...
     
  9. amadeus

    amadeus Arm is normal. I am not.

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    Happy birthday, Marine Corps! :bday:
     
  10. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff Supporter

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    The Marines are the only arm of the US military that comes close to being true elite in the British understanding of the word.

    ...A fine body of men.

    ...
     
  11. Nobody

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    Theres this cool emblem thing by the port in wellington. It is a big marine circle thing and it says something like "United states marines, left wellington #/#/1945 If you ever need a friend, you got one."

    i think its cool, and made me think that although New Zealand and the US are not officially ally, america would still get our back, just like when 9/11 happened although we aren't allies, new Zealand promised there military just as fast as Australia or anyone else.
     
  12. White Elk

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    Thank You Devil Dogs!

    Good night Chesty Puller, wherever you are
    .
     
  13. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iOjn9_iAN-c

    Although it turned out for the better for me personally, I do regret that certain events beyond my control severely hampered my ability to try to join the Marine Corps.

    I give them all my respect and whatever honor I may have remaining.
     
  14. Trajan12

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    Happy Birthday Navy Jr.! :pat:
     
  15. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Happy Birthday. You are old enough to know better about that Latin Semper Fi nonsense. English only please.
     
  16. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    I was at the gates at Quantico this morning (my roommate had gone there for a temp job, only since his drivers license was expired they wouldn't let him in and confiscated his keys and I had to go down and drive him back) and apparently there are quite a few Marines still hung over from last night's celebrations.
     
  17. Swiss_Mercenari

    Swiss_Mercenari Comedic Jihadist

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    Though I'm a pacifist, I still wish them a happy birthday
     
  18. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Happy Birthday from a Pacifist.
     
  19. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Happy Birthday USMC! No matter how many times I heard "we're the Men's Department of the Navy" and hated it, we still all knew it was true. Ooo-rah!
     
  20. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    Happy Birthday USMC!! May you continue to be badass, now and forever
     

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