My wonderful first love was one of the greatest Marines & he loved every day till he retired(but that is still Who he is). I also lost agreatfriend in Vietnam
237 years ago.......a few good men.......got together at The Tun Tavern......and the brotherhood of the Corps was formed. Semper Fi, Devil Dogs!
Happy Birthday my Green Brothers! We'll take the watch during the ball. Have a Blast, drink one for me the descendant of a Iwo Jima veteran.
PH2, you know they're talking smack about us at the ball. HAHA. I love trading barbs with Marines.
@IS1FiveO Yeah, I always let it slide around this time of year. They get all tough and start flexin' that when I would tell them my job, and my Grandad's job. He was a BM1 assistant beach master on an LST. Landed on the Beach at Iwo and directed traffic, nothin' but a .45 on his hip. Me I was a photographer, let me get a pic while you fire back at those guys will ya? I always told 'em If Old PH2 is shootin' his M-16 we're all Fucked! Love those boys in Green.
@IS1FiveO " aka Uncle Sam's Misguided Children" I real-life laughed out loud at this. I haven't heard it before, but you can be sure I'll be saying it to tomorrow when I call my USMC brother :) :)
oorah - Happy 237th USMC
What Is A United States Marine? I am 232 years of romping, stomping, hell, death, destruction. I am the finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. I was born in a bomb crater. My mother was the Virgin Mary and my Father is the Devil. Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough looking, roving soldier from the sea. I am cocky, self centered, and overbearing. I do not know the meaning of fear for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster made of blood and guts that arose from the ashes of my enemies, festering on anti-Americans throughout the globe. When ever it may arise and when my time comes, I will die a glorious and grotesque death on the battlefield, giving my life for the Corps, Mom, and Apple Pie.
Happy Birthday to the Marines I love, respect and admire. Col. Tom D'Andrea, Sgt. James Knipple, Sgt. Corey James, Sgt. Robert Gee, LCpl Todd Rimbey, LCpl Alex Nell.
Semper Fi Devil Dogs. I owe my ass to the Marines with us in northern Afghan who stood the guard and let this SEAL get some shut eye.
Happy Birthday USMC, and special thanks & love to my brother, Ret. CWO Lantz who is spending this day volunteering at the Naval Hospital and is too busy to talk to his Sis :)
I've just recently combed back through "To the Shores of Tripoli" by A.B.C. Whipple and I almost forgot how great Presley O'Bannon was. The Marine Corps has an amazingly rich history and it's hard for me to envision American military history without it.
Happy Birthday Leathernecks, and if you don't mind celebrating late (along with all other veterans) you can get a free meal at Texas Roadhouse on Monday the 12th http://www.texasroadhouse.com/landing-pages/veterans-day )
I couldn't keep that to myself since, unfortunately for my wallet, I live right behind one now.
@Tango9 fighting with as in 'fighting' or 'fighting with'? hehe
you should hit the No Sh!t I was there page and share your invaluable input with everyone else.
@KineticFury heh... yeah, but every soldier sailor and grunt has the same story. And if there weren't any Marines around we'd fight each other until they showed up.
@KineticFury er... meant airman, but then I was thinking "not every airman." But those days were irreplaceable. As we'd walk into the door of the local... um... *bible study*... *cough*.... and see some jarheads we'd all think the same thing:
"Oh look! Marines! We know how tonight's going to end..."
Here's to our great Warriors that proudly serve and have served in the United States Marine Corps!!! You are all outstanding!!! Happy Birthday!
Grunts, LeatherNecks, Devil Dogs world wide. ALways a pleasure to serve with, Happy Birthday, for you are Semper Fi.