Skip to comments.Happy Birthday Marines!
Posted on 11/10/2010 2:05:23 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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.
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!!
This dog face wishes his jar head brothers everywhere a VERY happy birthday and MANY happy returns!
Happy Birthday to all Marine Freepers! I know how proud you must be.
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Happy Birthday, Devildogs (11/10/1775)!
Posted on 11/10/2010 7:48:24 AM PST by greatdefender
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.
Obama didn’t come up with that quote, it’s been around forever.
Happy Birthday Marine!!
Thanks for the thread!
Happy Birthday & GodSpeed to Active Marines and Former Marines too!!
Semper FI from a 1972 ‘Hollywood’ Marine
Happy Birthday, Marines! And, all Marine FReepers.
It's the first time I've ever heard it. Got any sources for previous quotes? Not doubting you ... just curious.
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:
We have the best commercials
Ned Dolan, for one:
Second quote on the page:
I have my dress blues and photo album and the memories,, that’s about it.. Sunglasses? I never got any of them..
The drill instructors continually gave him hell until we all made the rounds to the eyecheck department.