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Semper Fi-- Marines celebrate 232nd year
The Daily Journal (Kankakee) ^ | 11/08/2007 | Mary Baskerville

Posted on 11/08/2007 11:59:12 AM PST by Iron Munro

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 Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry 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 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.

"I would do it again. I think I did more to help my country in the service than I ever would have done by myself. It was wonderful," Chris Ohlhues of Custer Park said in reflecting on her service in the U.S. Marines Corps during World War II at Parris Island in South Carolina.

Marines and others are invited to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the Corps from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with cake and coffee at the Malcolm J. Mayo VFW Post 5422 at Baltimore and Third Street in Wilmington. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775.

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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the big day for all Marines and patriots who support the Marine Corps.

Here's to the old Corps and to the new Corps.

SEMPER FI!


1 posted on 11/08/2007 11:59:13 AM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro
Semper Fi and Happy Birthday USMC!


2 posted on 11/08/2007 12:01:46 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oorah, Marines! I attended the 200th Anniversary Marine Ball when I was an Air Force brat in Caracas, Venezuela. Seems like only yesterday...

Colonel, USAFR


3 posted on 11/08/2007 12:06:47 PM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Iron Munro

My son got his first assignment today the 2/5.


4 posted on 11/08/2007 12:19:26 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Iron Munro
It was pretty quite when I was in back in the early ‘80s. The CORPS today I am very proud of. Happy Birthday - O-ra
5 posted on 11/08/2007 12:19:41 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Iron Munro

It was a young 195 when joined. Damn!


6 posted on 11/08/2007 12:27:49 PM PST by chesty_puller (70-73 USMC VietNam 75-79 US Army Wash DC....VietNam was safer.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
7 posted on 11/08/2007 12:30:48 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Iron Munro

Semper Fidelis BUMP!


8 posted on 11/08/2007 12:32:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Aye, aye. The will float out sometime after Christmas for ME.


9 posted on 11/08/2007 12:38:22 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Iron Munro

SEMPER FI!

But it is Saturday November 10 not tomorrow.

10 posted on 11/08/2007 12:38:34 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Iron Munro

Semper Fi, Marines...

Marine Air Support Squadron - 2

“Pacific Vagabonds”


11 posted on 11/08/2007 12:45:21 PM PST by MASS-2 FAC
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To: Iron Munro

12 posted on 11/08/2007 12:49:41 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Glad to hear they’re not in Iraq anymore.

The movie “Full Metal Jacket” was based on experiences of people in Hotel Company, 2/5.

I was in Charlie 1/5 in 1967-1968.


13 posted on 11/08/2007 12:51:34 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Semper Fi, Brad. 2 Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 3/67-4/68
14 posted on 11/08/2007 12:56:22 PM PST by ditto h
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To: ditto h

We did some operations together, like Union, Swift and some others.


15 posted on 11/08/2007 1:03:45 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Good unit to begin his tour!

http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/DIV/5MAR/2bn/

Welcome to the website for 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines — the most decorated Battalion in the Marine Corps. On behalf of all the Marines, Sailors, and their families, it’s a privilege to have you aboard. We are located at Camp San Mateo aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, and are part of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marine Regiment. At times, particularly during deployment periods, several other attachment commands and units call 2/5 home.

2/5 takes great pride in being a part of America’s 9-1-1 Force, ready to deploy anywhere in the world with little or no warning, to fight and win upon arrival. To accomplish our mission, we are dedicated to readiness, selfless service, and family preparedness.

Hopefully, this website will serve as a helpful resource, not only for information about 2/5, but also for points of contact and family readiness. Please feel free to browse and enjoy the site. Keep in mind we are constantly updating this site to bring you the latest information regarding our mission, our personnel, and our accomplishments. Your presence is welcome here and we trust you will enjoy your visit.

RETREAT HELL!


16 posted on 11/08/2007 1:12:10 PM PST by ASOC
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To: Iron Munro

Happy Birthday USMC! Semper Fi and a BTT.


17 posted on 11/08/2007 1:15:24 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Iron Munro
Happy Birthday!

Semper Fi.

MAG/MALS-31 400 Div. 6027. 1988-1994.

18 posted on 11/08/2007 1:16:34 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Dead Corpse

Semper Fidelis Birthday BUMP!


19 posted on 11/08/2007 1:19:11 PM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: ASOC
Ship me over, sergeant major

I’m a lifer in the Corps

I’m a lifer, so’s my wife, sir

Give me ten or 20 more

SEMPER FI!

20 posted on 11/08/2007 1:27:01 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Iron Munro

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8919301570419820925&q=USMC+Birthday&total=110&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0


21 posted on 11/08/2007 1:58:06 PM PST by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Oops - I meant to say Saturday but got carried away!

But it does give us an extra day to celebrate!!!

Also - lets not forget our Navy corpsmen, God’s gift to the FMF.


22 posted on 11/08/2007 1:59:53 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: jagusafr
I celebrated the 200th anniversary at the NCO club on Camp Hanson on Okinawa. I was with the 3rd FSR at the time. Semper Fi to all Marines, past and present.
23 posted on 11/08/2007 2:04:30 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Iron Munro

Note for later.


24 posted on 11/08/2007 2:08:43 PM PST by stevem
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To: Iron Munro
But it does give us an extra day to celebrate!!!

LOL! I will start tomorrow as you suggest and will include the corpsmen!

25 posted on 11/08/2007 2:12:14 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Soaring Feather

Great image! Where did you get it?


26 posted on 11/08/2007 2:15:06 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Iron Munro
Iron:
I guess I would be one of the "old MARINES" as I served from 1942 through 1946. Third Marine Div, Ninth Marine Reg. Weapons Company, Flamethrower. I really respect these young people that we now have in the Mid East. They are carrying the load for all of us.

Good evening and the very best to you and yours.

Semper Fi
Tommie

27 posted on 11/08/2007 2:18:18 PM PST by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run" I dig Dagny Taggart)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks, an internet find.


28 posted on 11/08/2007 2:22:31 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MASS-2 FAC

I worked beside mass 2 at dong ha combat base 67-68 in the fscc bunker there. great marines they were.
SEMPER FI and happy bithday!


29 posted on 11/08/2007 2:26:06 PM PST by devistate one four (Nam "68)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My son completes his enlistment Monday, 11/12. Has the birthday tomorrow, Vet’s day on Sunday...
OOHRAH Thank your son for us.


30 posted on 11/08/2007 2:28:20 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Iron Munro

Well then, I’ll just have to e-mail a Happy Birthday USMC to my daughter, who currently wears the Marine uni. (She’s in Iraq at the moment.)


31 posted on 11/08/2007 2:30:11 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Iron Munro

I had two great uncles, both of whom were decorated for their service in WWII. One was a Marine, the other a sailor. And of course, even in their old age, they still chided each other about their branch of service.

Even as a young boy, in confidence, the sailor said that he had a trump card which he could use, but rarely did, to get the goat of the Marine. And this he told me:

“Have you ever heard the twangy country song, ‘The Wabash Cannonball’? The music fits perfectly with the lyrics of ‘The Marine Hymn’.

The last time they got into a fist fight over it, they were both in their 70s. One of their wives remarked, “There they go again!”


32 posted on 11/08/2007 2:32:35 PM PST by Popocatapetl
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To: Texican
You "OLD MARINES" showed us what it means to be a MARINE! Thanks! Semper Fi!

My Dad was in the Marines for 25 years(1938- 1963). Semper Fi Dad! God rest!

33 posted on 11/08/2007 2:36:21 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Iron Munro; freema
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!!!!!!
34 posted on 11/08/2007 2:44:50 PM PST by debm29palms (Proud Wife of SSgt. Donald C. May, Jr. KIA March 25, 2003)
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To: debm29palms

Wives are Marines also! Semper Fi! May you always remember your SSgt!


35 posted on 11/08/2007 2:54:15 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Iron Munro
MEGA DITTOS BUMP for the Corp! God Bless you all.

BTW: Indianapolis had to call in the Marines (Marine) in our Tuesday election.

A retired Marine Lt.Col, Greg Ballard, in typical Marine fashion, came in underfunded, under equipped, and with little to no support from his party establishment; kicked our two term, mega funded, mega backed dim mayor to the curb.

Semper Fi!

36 posted on 11/08/2007 3:23:15 PM PST by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: Iron Munro

I was with the 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Geiger. My wife also served. My daughter is talking about joining after she graduates in June. Semper Fi!!


37 posted on 11/08/2007 3:37:29 PM PST by rfreedom4u (My Freedom of speech trumps your feelings!)
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To: AlaskaErik

I did 8 years on Sasebo amphibs. White Beach was our second home port, Kin Red when I was on the LST. Congratulations Marines.


38 posted on 11/08/2007 9:41:15 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Iron Munro

Semper Fi!

39 posted on 11/08/2007 9:49:15 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: JoeSixPack1

I’ll drink to that!


40 posted on 11/08/2007 10:28:48 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Iron Munro; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ..
MARINES FIRST IMPRESSION LASTS A LIFETIME

41 posted on 11/09/2007 2:31:08 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: freema

Hello... :-)

This is awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za2jp_tfifs


42 posted on 11/09/2007 2:35:50 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (HQ, Force Troops, FMFLant (free diapers for grunts in trouble))
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To: JoeSixPack1

Happy Birthday, Baby! Umpteen years ago, I just missed birthing one of my babies on this special day, and my brother still gives me the berries for not getting the job done on the right. He couldn’t have walked a mile in my shoes that day...’specially after the water broke-my shoes were like small ponds and I was three floors away from the delivery room. I had a Marine escort, for crying out loud. Brother just wants too much ; )


43 posted on 11/09/2007 3:04:08 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: freema

Ummmm,,,, Yeah! I agree! :-)~~


44 posted on 11/09/2007 3:13:44 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (HQ, Force Troops, FMFLant (We had a mimeograph machine with poison ink!)
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To: JoeSixPack1; kellynla; A.A. Cunningham

Congrats guys. Don’t look a day over 231. Have a great day.

Jarhead BUMP

From an old AF puke.


45 posted on 11/09/2007 3:31:55 AM PST by sargunner (RIP Tonk)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Tour 1; 4thBn, 11th Mar.[rein] 1st Mar. Div. (80-84)

Tour 2; H&HS SQDRN, [CFR] MCAS, Yuma, AZ (96-99)


46 posted on 11/09/2007 3:57:07 AM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth, Rebel by choice, Marine by act of GOD!)
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To: Iron Munro

Oohrah from a retired master sergeant of Marines.

1970-1990

Semper Fidelis,
fontman


47 posted on 11/09/2007 4:40:56 AM PST by fontman
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To: Iron Munro

“And Saint David.”


48 posted on 11/09/2007 4:43:33 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Be unique. It makes it easier for the rest of us to identify the morons.)
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To: Iron Munro
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!!
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SEMPER FIDELIS!! from a 12 year 1371(Combat Eng.) & 8411 (Recruiter)
49 posted on 11/09/2007 4:59:37 AM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: marine86297
FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO CANNOT BE WITH US, Semper Fidelis!! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

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50 posted on 11/09/2007 5:02:57 AM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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