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238th Marine Corps birthday message:Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor. [video]
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Posted on 11/10/2013 7:50:34 AM PST by RedMDer

238th Marine Corps birthday message:Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor. [video]
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen James F. Amos, and
the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett,
speak to Marines and Sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of
courage and perseverance by looking back on the landing on
Tarawa in WWII, the Battle of Hue City during Vietnam, and
crossing the berm into Iraq during the War on Terror. Marine
determination, grit and valor make the Corps the ready force
America relies on in times of crisis.



TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: usmc


Thank you Marines!


1 posted on 11/10/2013 7:50:34 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: FReepers; Patriots; Jim Robinson; trooprally; onyx; The Cajun; DJ MacWoW; Lady Jag; TheOldLady; ...

Happy Birthday Marines!

2 posted on 11/10/2013 7:53:38 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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3 posted on 11/10/2013 8:02:05 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Semper Fi, Mac and if only politics were handled like war... it would be a whole lot more fun--
4 posted on 11/10/2013 8:12:03 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

We need more men like that.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:10 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

My father, gone 10 years, was a 3 war Marine.

A man with the same human imperfections we all suffer; he and I fought like hell in my teen years.

He was a man of impeccable honor, morality and loyalty. He was a Marine.

I have his K Bar, dog tags and some pictures from his first command in Korea 1953 hanging on the wall in a shadowbox frame that I see multiple times every day. When I die it will hang in my daughter’s home.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:56 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: RedMDer

Semper Fi Marines. Happy birthday.

Swen
3rd Marine Division, Okinawa


7 posted on 11/10/2013 8:16:37 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: RedMDer

Thank you, Marines! Happy Birthday!


8 posted on 11/10/2013 8:18:09 AM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Pit1

Adding my Happy Birthday to all Marines, past and present.

Otto
Marine Gunner, USMC (ret)


9 posted on 11/10/2013 8:21:37 AM PST by gunner03
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To: RedMDer

Thank you. I can’t believe that our country won’t prevail. It’ll take some time to undo the damage, but I’m certain that the vast majority of Americans value our troops, our freedoms, and our way of life enough to correct our situation.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 8:24:41 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Mondays should be outlawed.)
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To: All
Marine Corps History

Snip:
On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This established the Continental Marines and marked the birth of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, early Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid on foreign soil in the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of the Corps' first commandant, Capt. Samuel Nicholas. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and as the last of the Navy's ships were sold, the Continental Navy and Marines disbanded.

Following the formal re-establishment of the Marine Corps on July 11, 1798, Marines fought in conflicts with France, landed in Santo Domingo and conducted operations against the Barbary pirates along the "Shores of Tripoli."

Marines participated in numerous operations during the War of 1812, including the defense of Washington at Bladensburg, Md. They also fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the defeat of the British at New Orleans. Following the War of 1812, ...

11 posted on 11/10/2013 8:27:43 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Silentgypsy

Absolutely right.
With men and women like these we will most certainly thrive.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 8:29:33 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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13 posted on 11/10/2013 8:33:13 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Pit1

Thank you for your service!


14 posted on 11/10/2013 8:33:59 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

Semper Fi. Long Live the USA and the USMC.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 8:34:53 AM PST by TomasUSMC
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To: gunner03

Thank you for your service!


16 posted on 11/10/2013 8:35:04 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: TomasUSMC

Bump!
Thank you for your service!


17 posted on 11/10/2013 8:35:41 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Bender2
Nice! Here's another I just found.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 8:38:53 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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19 posted on 11/10/2013 8:45:29 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

Outstanding message!


20 posted on 11/10/2013 9:25:00 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: RedMDer

Thanks for the pics, very nice. Happy Birthday to all Marines!!!

Korean War 1950 to 1954. Proud to have served.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 9:29:01 AM PST by depenzz ("Life is longer than you think: don't quit before its over")
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To: depenzz
Happy Birthday Marines

In celebration, some General Mattis quotes:

The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

No war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote

Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine.

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f#ck with me, I'll kill you all Speaking to Iraqi tribal leaders

22 posted on 11/10/2013 9:44:11 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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Lancey Howard - Jan 20, 1954 - Nov 2, 2013


0311
U.S. Marine Corps
1979 - 1985
0311 - Sergeant

Thank you, FRiend. RIP

23 posted on 11/10/2013 9:50:31 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: depenzz

Thank you for your service!


24 posted on 11/10/2013 11:04:07 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Gene Eric

25 posted on 11/10/2013 11:36:23 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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26 posted on 11/10/2013 12:26:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

Bump!


27 posted on 11/10/2013 12:36:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RedMDer

Tragically.Osama Obama and his Maoist pals have different plans for the USMC (and the Army,Navy,Air Force and Coast Guard).

28 posted on 11/10/2013 3:24:35 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I hear what you're saying, but with respect, this probably isn't the best thread for that.

Semper Fi, Marines. Hand-salute from a USN relic.

29 posted on 11/10/2013 3:29:21 PM PST by Billthedrill
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