That isn’t quite true. In the broadest usage of the word “soldier”, Marines are soldiers. We don’t really call each other that, we call each other Marine (and everyone else seems to as well). In a classification sense of the word, usually “soldier” refers to someone in the Army as you will see them call “US Army Soldiers” while Marines are usually just “US Marines”. It is a fine nuance of the word but I think you would or could say a Marine is a soldier. As a Marine, I would find no issue in your calling me a soldier, although I would prefer Marine. Hope I didn’t muddy the water there.
“That isnt quite true...”
I really no longer expect the boots to know anything of Corps history and traditions...and since fr doesn’t allow personal URLs here, and since I won’t waste the time to type it all out, I leave those who choose to do so to their deserved ignorance...
aka: dick G
I hope you don't mind if I stick with "Kick-Ass Warrior".
For all you stand for,
I suppose one could say we are “soldiers of the sea” if they want to stretch it that far. However, as a retired Marine, I do mind being referred to as a soldier. I am a Marine. To me soldiers always denotes Army service which is just fine but I was not Army.I have a friend who was in the Corps with me, when her contract was up she went into the first civ div...then a few years later, into the Army and she retired as a LtCol. She too was proud of her Marine Corps time and in her Army office
she displayed her Marine plaque, the flag set etc and trust me, no one messed with her! To this day she is more proud of her Marine time than the Army stints....( and to hear her tell it, while she was on active duty in the Army she tells me former Marines now in the Army could be picked out in a heart beat. It was always about bearing.) To each their own...but I will correct those who call me a soldier and simply say I am a retired Marine..