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Marines celebrate 230 years of ‘special operations’
THE STATE ^ | November 10, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.

Posted on 11/10/2005 12:57:59 AM PST by Sailor6468

More than just a branch of America’s armed forces, the modern U.S. Marine Corps serves as a model that other military forces worldwide have attempted to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Marines are aware of this, and justifiably proud. But that pride has not always been conducive to working and playing well with others.

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1 posted on 11/10/2005 12:58:05 AM PST by Sailor6468
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To: Sailor6468

Uncle Sam's Misguided Children...Semper Fi!


2 posted on 11/10/2005 1:02:29 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Lancer_N3502A

Happy Birthday Brothers!
Semper Fideles.


3 posted on 11/10/2005 1:21:15 AM PST by Nipplemancer (Abolish the DEA !)
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To: Sailor6468

Happy Birthday brother and sister Devil Dogs!

Semper Fidelis


4 posted on 11/10/2005 1:25:04 AM PST by CalGOPTom
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To: Sailor6468

Uh rah. November 10, 1775. Semper Fi to all those who have served as United States Marines.


5 posted on 11/10/2005 1:30:21 AM PST by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: Sailor6468

Happy Birthday, Marines! Thanks for protecting all that is good!


6 posted on 11/10/2005 2:03:17 AM PST by MilesVeritatis (Beware the fury of a patient US military)
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To: Sailor6468

Happy Birthday United States Marines. What a Great Day November 10th. I am Proud to be Born on November 10.1948. God Bless all our Brave Troops.


7 posted on 11/10/2005 2:13:40 AM PST by Eldorado431
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To: Sailor6468
I once told someone my son was a Marine and he almost came to tears and described the Marines as the greatest fighting force the world has ever known.
This guy was a Navy Pilot,Astronaut,and Doctor named Jerry Linenger.

He know what he was talking about, Happy Birthday Marines.
8 posted on 11/10/2005 2:42:36 AM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad (and proud of it))
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To: Sailor6468

Happy Birthday from Iraq!

And hi to my buddies back at the shipyard if you are on here!


9 posted on 11/10/2005 2:51:22 AM PST by Unfrozen Caveman Engineer
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To: Unfrozen Caveman Engineer

Hey, great screen name! Welcome to FR.


10 posted on 11/10/2005 3:10:24 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Sailor6468
Happy BirthDay Marines from a former Marine. Semper Fi

We are very cooperative except when it is detrimental to our health and well being, then we use our methods.

11 posted on 11/10/2005 3:21:40 AM PST by depenzz (My tastes are simple, I 'm always satisfied by the best)
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To: depenzz

Coming home last night I saw an outdoor restaturant sign lit up that read "Happy 230th Birthday Marines" .


12 posted on 11/10/2005 3:27:54 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: Rebelbase

As I write this my Nephew is on the last 20 minutes of the Crucible at Parris island ,the final exam before becoming a Marine ,the Warrior breakfast will be served shortly.
Happy Birthday Marine Corps.!!


13 posted on 11/10/2005 3:42:40 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Contgratulations to your nephew. You must be proud of him.


14 posted on 11/10/2005 3:53:34 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: ballplayer; Sailor6468

“It’s simple,” Kelley said. “A superbly trained and motivated Marine, one fortified by 230 years of enviable history and tradition.”

"Therein lies the Corps’ most important asset: the philosophy ingrained within each Marine. Some might call it brainwashing. Best-selling author Tom Clancy referred to it as Marine Corps “magic.”

Congratulations to your nephew! What a day to become a Marine!!!!!!! My last Marine did so on the anniversary of the victory at Iwo Jima.

My 'birthday' gift today will be welcoming two Marines 'home' for the long weekend!! Giving them a taste of home is nothing compared to just being able to be in the same room with them.

God Bless the United States Marine Corps +


15 posted on 11/10/2005 4:41:07 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, and Niece)
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To: Sailor6468

For all my fellow Marines who didn't make it back.
God bless them all and their families.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


16 posted on 11/10/2005 6:00:27 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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Happy Birthday, Kelly to you and every Marine that has ever served AMERICA. God Bless you ALL from this Airman.


17 posted on 11/10/2005 6:06:26 AM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: JOE43270

Thank you!

This Grunt and many others like me wouldn't be here today if not for you guys!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


18 posted on 11/10/2005 6:12:36 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Lancer_N3502A

"Uncle Sam's Misguided Children...Semper Fi!"

This sounds like inter service rivalery...LOL. Even so, God Bless All of America's Marines because even if that statement is true; when the lead starts flying "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children preform ABOVE and BEYOND the Call. Happy Birthday to them All and God Bless America that they Protect.



19 posted on 11/10/2005 6:14:04 AM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270 America voted and said we are One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.)
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To: Sailor6468
Happy Birthday Corps. From an old Gunner that has seen better days...

Semper Fi

20 posted on 11/10/2005 6:16:45 AM PST by Trident/Delta (Chaos, Panic and Disorder.....My work here is done!)
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To: Trident/Delta

Big Army salute for ya Gunney! Thanks for your service!


21 posted on 11/10/2005 6:38:51 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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22 posted on 11/10/2005 6:41:33 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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23 posted on 11/10/2005 6:50:30 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Lancer_N3502A
Ah, er, I was a Gunner (CWO) as opposed to a Gunney (E-7), But, thanks for the sentiment!

Semeper Fi

24 posted on 11/10/2005 7:06:29 AM PST by Trident/Delta (Chaos, Panic and Disorder.....My work here is done!)
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To: Nipplemancer
Ooh-Rah.

Taking the entire generations of Marines in my family, including my 83 year old Dad (VMF-241) down to the local Birthday Party. Naturally, a bar.

25 posted on 11/10/2005 7:52:45 AM PST by CT
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To: Trident/Delta

Sorry about that Chief.


26 posted on 11/10/2005 8:22:16 AM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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