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Happy Birthday Marines!
235 Years ago. ^ | Today | Me

Posted on 11/10/2010 2:05:23 PM PST by Michael Barnes

Link to
Commandant's Message:

Neat Story; definitely esprit de corps.

(NEWSER) – Two former Marines will demonstrate their solidarity in this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon, where Bryan Purcell will act as the "legs" of Eddie Ryan, an Iraq veteran who was paralyzed in combat, AOL News reports.
Ryan, 26 was shot twice in the head in 2005, and while he's recovered far more than doctors expected, he can't yet walk on his own. HBO featured him in a show about vets, and the segment touched Purcell, who was inspired by Ryan's goal to run a marathon.
"As soon as I saw that special, I started brainstorming ideas on how to make this happen," said Purcell, 36. Then, 7 months ago, he appeared on Ryan's doorstep, offering to man a specialized bike, which he will push, aided by Ryan, who will provide propulsion with a hand crank. The run takes place on Halloween in Washington, DC.


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KEYWORDS: belleauwood; godsgravesglyphs; hallsofmontezuma; happybirthday; iwojima; marines; semperfi; shoresoftripoli; usmc
Happy Birthday teufel hunden's ...

Semper Fidelis


1 posted on 11/10/2010 2:05:25 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Michael Barnes

I hate to credit 0bama with anything, but he at least got something right when he said...

“True freedom is not free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share”

Too right! Happy Birthday to the USMC!!


2 posted on 11/10/2010 2:12:39 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Michael Barnes
Two former Marines will demonstrate their solidarity in this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon
This is old news - MC Marathon was almost two weeks ago.
Happy Birthday and Semper Fi ...

3 posted on 11/10/2010 2:13:22 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Michael Barnes

4 posted on 11/10/2010 2:13:49 PM PST by 444Flyer ("The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."-S. Johnson)
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To: Michael Barnes

This dog face wishes his jar head brothers everywhere a VERY happy birthday and MANY happy returns!


5 posted on 11/10/2010 2:26:22 PM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Michael Barnes

grats


6 posted on 11/10/2010 2:31:09 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Michael Barnes

Bump!


7 posted on 11/10/2010 2:31:23 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Happy Birthday to all Marine Freepers! I know how proud you must be.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 2:33:19 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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9 posted on 11/10/2010 2:48:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Happy Birthday, Devildogs (11/10/1775)!
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10 posted on 11/10/2010 3:01:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Michael Barnes
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11 posted on 11/10/2010 4:19:55 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Michael Barnes

To my late-father-in-law Gunnery Sgt. John “Jack’’ Scharffenbergger 4th. Marine Division ( Saipan ‘44 Iwo Jima(WIA) ‘45, Thanks Dad. God Bless the United States Marine Corps and Happy Birthday.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 4:57:57 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: al_c

Obama didn’t come up with that quote, it’s been around forever.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 5:05:12 PM PST by VADoc1980
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To: Nightshift

Happy Birthday Marine!!


14 posted on 11/10/2010 6:11:42 PM PST by tutstar
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To: Michael Barnes

Thanks for the thread!


15 posted on 11/10/2010 6:12:37 PM PST by tutstar
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday & GodSpeed to Active Marines and Former Marines too!!

Semper FI from a 1972 ‘Hollywood’ Marine


16 posted on 11/10/2010 8:06:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday, Marines! And, all Marine FReepers.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 10:48:54 PM PST by unkus
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To: VADoc1980
Obama didn’t come up with that quote, it’s been around forever.

It's the first time I've ever heard it. Got any sources for previous quotes? Not doubting you ... just curious.

18 posted on 11/11/2010 6:42:34 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy 235 to my fellow brethern and sisters. Was paging through my Semper Fi magazine and saw a good t-shirt being advertised. It said:

Marines
We have the best commercials


19 posted on 11/11/2010 7:08:46 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: NormsRevenge
"Semper FI from a 1972 ‘Hollywood’ Marine"

Do you still have your boot camp issued sunglasses? Don't feel bad, I spent time in K-Bay so I'm a Hawaii Marine and everyone thinks we had it so easy. 3rd Marines does a lot of hard training and deploys a lot.
20 posted on 11/11/2010 7:10:42 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: al_c
It's the first time I've ever heard it. Got any sources for previous quotes? Not doubting you ... just curious.

Ned Dolan, for one:

Second quote on the page:

link

21 posted on 11/11/2010 7:50:30 AM PST by VADoc1980
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I have my dress blues and photo album and the memories,, that’s about it.. Sunglasses? I never got any of them..


22 posted on 11/11/2010 9:24:54 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sunglasses in Boot Camp? NFW....in fact when I went in (July of '66) one of the Soul Brothers in my platoon only had his prescription shades -- his regulars had gotten broken in the Chicago Riots shortly before.

The drill instructors continually gave him hell until we all made the rounds to the eyecheck department.

23 posted on 11/11/2010 9:40:57 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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