Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy 237th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

Some people spend their whole live wondering if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem -- Ronald Reagan

There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion -- Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps -- General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946

By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue -- Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy

I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world -- Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchill

A Ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons -- Adm. David Dixon Porter, USN in a letter to Colonel Commandant John Harris, USMC, 1863


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