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USMC Commandants' Birthday Message (Video)
United States Marine Corps ^ | 2008 | General James T. Conway

Posted on 11/09/2008 4:31:00 PM PST by kellynla

Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway reflects on the Corps' 233 year history.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: happybirthday; marinecorps; marines; semperfi; usmc
Never Forget!

All paid some; some paid all.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Semper Fidelis,
Kelly

1 posted on 11/09/2008 4:31:00 PM PST by kellynla
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To: kellynla
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2 posted on 11/09/2008 4:35:37 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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3 posted on 11/09/2008 4:37:55 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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History of the United States Marine Corps
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The United States Marine Corps was originally organized as the Continental Marines in 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide shipboard security and assist in landing forces. Its mission evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. Owing to the availability of Marine forces at sea, the Marine Corps has served in every conflict in U.S. history. It attained prominence when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient, and ultimately formed a cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the early 20th century, the Marine Corps would become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond to regional crises has made and continues to make it an important tool for American foreign policy.

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4 posted on 11/09/2008 4:54:41 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: kellynla
God bless our Marines! My dad wore the uniform - 1923-27 - and was proud of the Corps to his dying day!

Is it OK for an Air Force weenie to say Semper Fi?

5 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:46 PM PST by Don Carlos (You can touch a nun once or twice, but don't get in the habit.)
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About the Marines

The Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775, in Pennsylvania by a resolution of the Continental Congress. In 1834 the Marines became part of the Department of the Navy. Women were allowed to join in 1918.

Emblem: The Eagle, globe and anchor, which was adopted in 1868. The globe and anchor signify worldwide service and sea traditions. The spread eagle represents the nation itself. The motto is clenched in the beak of the bird.

Nickname: Devil Dogs. During World War I, the Marines fought the Germans at Belleau Wood. The persistent attacks from the Marines had the Germans calling the Marines “Teufelhunden” (Devil Dogs).

Uniform: Scarlet trouser stripe. The red stripe was first seen on Marine uniforms in 1796. It was used off and on until uniform regulations made it standard in 1859. It is rumored that the stripe represents the blood shed by Marines at the Battle of Chapultepec in the war with Mexico in 1846.

Colors: Scarlet and gold.

Motto: Semper Fidelis, Latin for ``Always faithful.’’ It was officially adopted in 1883.


6 posted on 11/09/2008 5:06:05 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Don Carlos; All
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It takes all of us working together.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:14 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: kellynla
USMC Commandants' Birthday Message (Video)

8 posted on 11/09/2008 5:13:21 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: kellynla

uuuuuuuuraaaaaaaa


9 posted on 11/09/2008 5:18:50 PM PST by Jolla (Texas Tech Red Raiders)
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Lou Rawls!!!


10 posted on 11/09/2008 5:24:06 PM PST by LowCountryJoe (Do class-warfare and disdain of laissez-faire have their places in today's GOP?)
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To: Jolla
Ever notice that Hollyweird and the doggies never get It right? The OOH is more of a deep chest sound, and the RAH! is sort of a shout, with the accent on the first syllable.

I don' know but I been Tol'
Eskimo p-----y is mighty cold!
Gimme Some!
PT!
Good for you!
Good for Me!

And there was always:

I wanna be a Recon Ranger,
I wanna go to Viet Nam!
I want blood 'n guts 'n danger!
I wanna kill some Viet Cong!

11 posted on 11/09/2008 5:47:15 PM PST by jonascord (Hurray! for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears the Single Star!)
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I don' know but I been Tol' Eskimo p-----y is mighty cold!

I remember that very well LOL.

12 posted on 11/09/2008 5:52:13 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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Nurse in Times Square war photo reunites with Navy
13 posted on 11/09/2008 5:58:28 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: kellynla
My son will be celebrating the birthday of the USMC at MCRD San Diego. After several weeks of training he will enjoy this video along with steak and lobster tail.

The missus and I are proud to offer our son for service in the world's elite fighting force. While many might worry about the safety of our nation with the events of this last week.

Never fear America, the United States Marine Corps has your back.

14 posted on 11/09/2008 6:19:44 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: kellynla
My son will be celebrating the birthday of the USMC at MCRD San Diego. After several weeks of training he will enjoy this video along with steak and lobster tail.

The missus and I are proud to offer our son for service in the world's elite fighting force. While many might worry about the safety of our nation with the events of this last week.

Never fear America, the United States Marine Corps has your back.

15 posted on 11/09/2008 6:20:08 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: kellynla

When the Marine Corps was founded in 1775, America had already been protected for 139 years by the National Guard.


16 posted on 11/09/2008 6:37:07 PM PST by oldbill
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If you died on the Russian Front, do you remember where you wanted to be buried?


17 posted on 11/09/2008 8:07:51 PM PST by jonascord (Hurray! for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears the Single Star!)
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To: kellynla

Happy Birthday, MARINES.....and THANK YOU.


18 posted on 11/09/2008 8:15:08 PM PST by Girlene
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My son was in USMC boot camp at MCRD, San Diego when the 9/11/2001 event occurred. It really changed the course of his experiences in the USMC.
19 posted on 11/09/2008 8:24:01 PM PST by Myrddin
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Thank you sons for me.

Happy Birthday Marines and Thank you for our Freedom.


20 posted on 11/10/2008 3:30:02 AM PST by Grazie (Serving those who served)
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To: jonascord
If I die on the Russian front,
Box me up with a Russian_________>

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21 posted on 11/10/2008 11:53:44 AM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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