Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Today is the anniversary of the birth of my Corps!

For 232 years, United States Marines have been kicking ass at the behest of our government, and nobody, I mean nobody does it better!

Whether is is taking artillery from the British garrison, at New Providence, In the Bahamas, or duking it out with the Chinese communists in Korea. From Belleu Wood, France, to the storming of Koh Tang Island. Yes, indeed, from the Halls of Montezuma (in Mexico) to the Shores of Tripoli (modern Libya), your United States Marines have stood ready to fight, any time and in ANY place, because we're that good!

On this day above all others, I am guilty of the sin of pride. Totally guilty and without shame, because being part of the Corps is so much a part of me that the two cannot be separated.

I will live forever. Not because I have a secret potion or special genes, but because I am connected to every Marine that ever lived, or will ever live.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Semper Fi!

GF

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10 comments:

Julie Pippert said...

Oh that comic is horrible LOL!

Happy Birthday, Marines.

Desert Songbird said...

Ooo-rah, Devil Dog! Semper Fi to you, Mr. Gunfighter/Leatherneck.

mothergoosemouse said...

What I want to know is whether you have an opinion on the difference in training (and the Marines that emerge) between the east and west coasts.

(My brother graduated Parris Island SC, and I love his Marine Corps stories, both from training and active duty.)

Madame M. said...

"If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."

Happy birthday to the Marines!

Fourier Analyst said...

Congratulations to you and your comrades in arms. The Marines are definitely something the US can really be proud of, even if the Commander-in-Chief uses them badly.

MedStudentWife said...

Happy Birthday Marines :)

Tomorrow (11th) is Remembrance Day.. thank you to all past & present, in any country who serve in uniform to keep all safe -

Take the couple of minutes of silence...

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The comic is TOO funny!!! And I ditto FA!

Becky said...

Someone close to me always mentions his birthday this time of year. And I always have to slap my forehead when I realize, again, that he's not talking about HIS birthday (which is next week) but the birthday of his Marines.

Happy birthday!

Gunfighter said...

My dear friends,

Thank you for your comments on a day that is so special to all U.S. Marines.

MGM,

If you are asking that question, you already know what we PArris Island MArines think of the infamous "Hollywood Marines"

To tell you the truth, we love them equally, but we like to rag on them!

FA,

You won't find me in disagreement, my friend.

Let us all take a moment to remember all of the soldiers of North America, who have died defending their homes and families.

Anonymous said...

my big brother lance corperal n.stephens marine core inteligence will love this