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Happy Birthday United States Marines
236 years of history ^ | today | me

Posted on 11/10/2011 2:59:54 PM PST by Michael Barnes

For ten years now, our Corps has been engaged in continuous combat operations against those who threaten the security of America and our allies. We turned the tide in the Anbar province of Iraq and continue to see success today in southwest Afghanistan. While it has come at a cost … we have much to be proud of.

This past year in operations around the world including humanitarian disaster relief, counter-piracy, theater security cooperation, special operations, counter-insurgency and many more, you continued to solidify our place as America’s expeditionary force in readiness. Since the Continental Congress created two battalions of Marines 236 years ago, our legacy as an ever-ready, ever-capable, victory-producing organization remains intact.

Our rich heritage of selfless service and fidelity to Nation and to one another lives on in all who currently wear the eagle, globe and anchor—those who have answered the clarion call to duty with remarkable courage, dedication and unshakable resolve that Marines are so well known for. To all Marines—past and present—and especially to our families … I extend my deep gratitude for all you have done and all you continue to do.

As we celebrate our 236th Birthday, let us look forward to future challenges—whatever they may be—and reaffirm our pledge to be America’s premier crisis response force; to be the first to fight ... always ready for the toughest and most challenging assignments. Happy Birthday, Marines, and Semper Fidelis!

James F. Amos General, U.S. Marine Corps


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Video (approx 11 minutes) at link.

Admin Mod, can we leave this up for a few before moving it? Thanks.

Happy Birthday fellow Teufel Hunden's.

1 posted on 11/10/2011 2:59:56 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday my Brothers and Sisters!

Uhruh!


2 posted on 11/10/2011 3:03:41 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Michael Barnes
Happy birthday to my brother Marines who serve "in every clime and place."

You don't look 236!

Semper fi!

3 posted on 11/10/2011 3:07:20 PM PST by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is now the best revenge.)
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To: Michael Barnes

The best of the best! God love you my brothers.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 3:09:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Michael Barnes

Semper Fi


5 posted on 11/10/2011 3:13:39 PM PST by BAW (No Romney.)
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To: Forty-Niner

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805173/posts FReeper Canteen Happy Birthday Marines


6 posted on 11/10/2011 3:13:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Michael Barnes

Yeah, my son’s going to the Camp Pendleton ball tonight. He’s taking his date & his grandma (she was one of the first lady Marines in WWII. When she was growing up she would watch Marines march in parades, thought they looked so sharp and swore if they ever let women join she’d be one of the first to enlist. This is the 2nd year he’s taken her and she just has the best time. At least he has the good sense to get a hotel room because I just know he won’t be sober by the end of the evening. This, of course, is my nice Christian boy!

Cindie


7 posted on 11/10/2011 3:15:02 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Michael Barnes; Admin Moderator
This account has been banned or suspended.

That was fast.

Semper Fi, if you'll pardon the comment from an Army vet.
8 posted on 11/10/2011 3:15:12 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: Michael Barnes
Happy Birthday Marine Brothers! (cousins?)

DTogo (Army)

9 posted on 11/10/2011 3:20:04 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday Marines!

Deborah Leigh
Sgt, US Army
1976-84


10 posted on 11/10/2011 3:20:18 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Michael Barnes
Happy Birthday and Semper Fi, fellow Marines.

(Credit 'shanegrila' from TerminalLance.com)

11 posted on 11/10/2011 3:24:57 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Michael Barnes

You speak of AnAnbar Province. My son was in Ramadi the day of the first free vote—the purple finger vote—standing guard. Not so many came to vote in Ramadi, but he was proud to have been part of the fight to free Iraq. My cousin was badly injured in the second battle of Fallujah. We are proud of the Marines in our family. And we thank God for the Navy Corpsman who operated on my cousin in firefight conditions, to save his life.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 3:39:02 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: righttackle44

Ooorah.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 3:42:03 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Semper Fi. Happy birthday to all active duty, reserve, retired, and former Marines....Here’s the cadence everybody uses when they get done with the C 130 rolling down the strip....

Back In 1775
My Marine Corps Came Alive

First There Came The Color Gold
To Show The World That We Are Bold

Then There Came The Color Blue
To Show The World That We Are True

Then There Came the Color Red
To Show The World The Blood We have

Then There Came The Color White
To Show The World That We Can Fight

Then There Came The Color Green
To Show The World That We Are Mean


14 posted on 11/10/2011 3:47:55 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Michael Barnes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


15 posted on 11/10/2011 3:53:08 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Michael Barnes

Kudos Marines. Happy birthday to this branch of our military.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 3:57:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Obyema 2012 - he has addition deficit disorder... (not my line, but a great one to repeat))
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To: Michael Barnes

It’s spelled OO-RAH!


17 posted on 11/10/2011 3:59:25 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: Michael Barnes

http://oldcorps.org/USMC/quotes.html

For some good quotes. A little rough language (whodathunk?)

Happy Birthday USMC from a very proud and grateful Marine Dad.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 4:02:20 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday Marine Corps (from a USAF type). Thank you all for your service to our country!


19 posted on 11/10/2011 4:03:43 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps.


20 posted on 11/10/2011 4:29:20 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Michael Barnes; All

God bless the USMC (and the Army and the Navy and the Air Force and the Coast Guard).

Semper Fi and Happy Birthday all you Marines!!!!!!!!!!

-Hale


21 posted on 11/10/2011 4:51:12 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Michael Barnes
Teufel Hunden indeed!!

Best quote from a Marine during the very beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom when asked by a news reporter what his mission was. "Beat the Army to Baghdad!"

22 posted on 11/10/2011 5:08:41 PM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy birthday Marines. Thank you for everything you have done and everything you will do!


23 posted on 11/10/2011 5:42:49 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Much love to the free and the proud! Saying you guys are the best is beside the point. Go MARINES!


24 posted on 11/10/2011 6:17:20 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday to The United States Marine Corp. Congrats and kudos to my late father-in-law, Gunnery Sergent John “Jack’’ Scharffenberger,4th. Marine Division, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Thanks Dad. And congrats and kudos to my big brothet Chris, 1st. LT. 5th. Marine Division, 3rd. Battalion(ret.) 1976-1980. Thanks bro’. ‘’Marines. No better friend, no worse enemy’’.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 6:25:59 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Thank you Marines and the war dogs too...amazing all of you!


26 posted on 11/10/2011 6:29:02 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Boardwalk

You’re welcome but I regret to say I never served. I’m just a humble American who respects and admires those who do.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 6:35:04 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Michael Barnes

My favorite branch. I was honored to be a “sea-going bellhop” for them on LPH-11 (helo carrier). Countless flight operations with them into the wee hours of the morning.

Happy Birthday Marines!


28 posted on 11/10/2011 7:06:13 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: RaceBannon

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Proud Son of An MP,
Grandson of a Doughboy,
Nephew of a MSGT and a Navy LT,
and Honored Friend of Marines.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 7:45:48 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Michael Barnes
Happy Birthday my Brothers and Sisters.

God protect those of you far from home, and on foreign soil.

Semper Fi.

30 posted on 11/10/2011 7:53:08 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Unites State Marine Corps for President!!!!


31 posted on 11/10/2011 8:33:58 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Michael Barnes

SEMPER FI.

JUST got up on a Piano at Mojos Dueling Piano and as they played our song, did some one armed pushups while holding the Flag in the other.

God Bless the Devil Dogs.


32 posted on 11/10/2011 8:38:21 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Michael Barnes

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday to the Corps from an old treadhead!

CPT ARMOR
MACV 1971


33 posted on 11/10/2011 9:26:37 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Michael Barnes

Somehow I’ve lived long enough to call the Commandant a “boot.”

Happy Birthday!


34 posted on 11/10/2011 10:36:05 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: Michael Barnes

To all of my brothers and sisters; past, present, and future in the glorious and exclusive “BIRD ON THE BALL” club.

GOD—CORPS—COUNTRY

SEMPER FIDELIS

I am what was once called Old Corps, there is no such thing.
There are only ..... MARINES.....


35 posted on 11/11/2011 12:10:56 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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Semper Fi, brothers-in-arms.


36 posted on 11/11/2011 3:28:38 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Thank you Marines for all you have done and do to make our country great. Semper Fi.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 4:53:13 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Veterans Day and a belated Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Devil Dogs!

Thank you all for your service and sacrifice! And be sure to thank you family, as they too have sacrificed during your service!

God Bless the Marine Corps and all those in our military!


38 posted on 11/11/2011 5:42:30 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Michael Barnes

My Dear Fellow Patriots;

It was a brew house built in 1693 at the intersection of Water Street and Tun Alley near the docks, and so the wooden structure built by Samuel Carpenter and his brother Joshua was ultimately known simply as Tun Tavern.

Over the decades, while fires of independence were being stoked that would eventually enflame all thirteen colonies, it became a favorite gathering place in that part of colonial Philadelphia known as Carpenter’s Wharf, attracting the likes of Jefferson, Washington and Franklin. So it was that when Captain Samuel Nicholas was commissioned by the Second Continental Congress on November 10th, 1775 to raise two battalions of Marines, he appointed Robert Mullen, the proprietor of the establishment, to the position of Chief Marine Recruiter.

It must have been a raucous scene in that watering hole, night after night, as Mullen set out to attract able-bodied volunteers, though he was instructed that “no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required…”

The newly-established Continental Marines were to provide on-board security for the ship’s Captain and crew, and during naval engagements Marine sharpshooters were dispatched to the top of the fighting masts. From there, they targeted enemy officers, gunners and helmsmen.

They wore green coats with white lapels and a distinctive high collar made of leather, designed to protect against sword and cutlass slashes. Even today, the Marine Corps dress uniform features a high collar in commemoration of those first two battalions - and they are still known as “Leathernecks.”

I could not let this date go by without asking you to think of them. I am, as you are, intensely and rightly proud of ALL branches of our military, but I must admit that I experience a little surge of adrenalin when I read the words, “The Marines have landed!”

They have defended our flag in God-forsaken, pestilent jungles across the globe. They have defended our liberty and independence with glory and honor, engaging and defeating enemies who may have had the advantage in numbers and guns, but could never surpass them in heart and courage.

They have been fighting and dying for our freedom since the days when the fate of our Republic may have depended upon the outcome of the next battle. They are symbolized by men like Sergeant Dan Daly, exhorting his Marines up and over the top against overwhelming odds in bloody Belleau Wood with the words “C’mon you sons-of-bitches, do you want to live forever?”

They are the stuff of legends.

Happy 236th Birthday, Marines. We couldn’t have made it without you. May God bless you and keep you, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Yours in Liberty,

Frank Santarpia
Staten Island, NY
www.teapartysi.com

_____________________________________________________

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

- President Ronald Reagan


39 posted on 11/11/2011 6:52:57 AM PST by StatenIsland (If we insist that 99 1/2 wonÂ’t do, gotta have a hundred, we will again wind up with zero.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday to the Corps.

From another branch’s Vet (Army 68-71)


40 posted on 11/11/2011 8:02:46 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday Marines! I enjoyed seeing hundreds of you looking SHARP at the ball last night!


41 posted on 11/11/2011 8:31:30 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Michael Barnes
Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps from a former Naval Officer.

My uncle, Col. George Lawrence, went E-1 to O-6 with a battlefield commission on Guadalcanal. He was a Marine's Marine.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

42 posted on 11/11/2011 8:47:35 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Michael Barnes

Semper Fi, and Happy Birthday Marines!


43 posted on 11/11/2011 9:25:27 AM PST by semaj
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To: RaceBannon; Warrior Nurse
Happy Birthday and Semper Fi!

THANK YOU for your service to our great country, FRiends. :o)

44 posted on 11/11/2011 9:44:40 AM PST by nutmeg (Yes We CAIN !! Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy Birthday U.S. Marines!


45 posted on 11/11/2011 10:46:06 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Michael Barnes

I will always love my fellow Marines and our beloved Corps. Semper Fi.


46 posted on 11/11/2011 1:52:47 PM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Michael Barnes

Happy 237th!

Semper Fi


47 posted on 11/10/2012 11:57:33 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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