Skip to comments.Semper Fi-- Marines celebrate 232nd year
Posted on 11/08/2007 11:59:12 AM PST by Iron Munro
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
"I would do it again. I think I did more to help my country in the service than I ever would have done by myself. It was wonderful," Chris Ohlhues of Custer Park said in reflecting on her service in the U.S. Marines Corps during World War II at Parris Island in South Carolina.
Marines and others are invited to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the Corps from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with cake and coffee at the Malcolm J. Mayo VFW Post 5422 at Baltimore and Third Street in Wilmington. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775.
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Our local American Legion, Post 90, is assisting our Marine Corps birthday and ball and giving us free use of their hall.
I want to thank the Legion. It’s a great organization.
And members of the 1st MarDiv Association (Copper Country) are paying to cater the event.
We look forward to serving and honoring our Marine brothers and sisters and their families one more time.
One day we ran into a bunch of Marines that we had been in operations with weeks before. I asked one of the guys what had become of their Gunny, I think his name was Osborn. The Marine replied, "Gunny Mac has gone on guard", and solemnly walked off. I asked a Marine with him what his buddy meant by that and he recited the last stanza of the Marine Corp Hymn.
To all you Marines here and "on guard". Semper Fi and Happy birthday, you old leather necks.
7051 [Crash Crew Rescue (firefighter)], 0811 [Field Arty.],0151 [General Admin], 0121 [Personal Admin], 3531 [Truck Driver] & the all imporant 0311 GRUNT [& SMILE WHEN YOU SAY THAT TOO!!]
Happy Birthday, Marine!
2/5 has a ton of tradition!
I was MASS-2 Det A in Kaneohe in 1979-1981!
Of course, visiting Det B in the PI was hard duty, too...
Hey, Buzz, might be another 7208 here!
They have been at it for centuries.
And the Marines have been there also.
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marines...
Happy Birthday and Semper Fidelis!
232 year OORAHS!
I was in MASS-1 (Atlantic Nomads) in 1976 and MASS-2 (Pacific Vagabonds) in 1977.
Semper Fi and all the best to present, former, and “on guard” Marines!
Here’s a good catchup site;
That’s a great gallery!
Semper Fidelis, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
When I meet someone who is anti military, my response is my tagline.
“Freedom is not free, but don’t worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.”
Civilian Semper Fi salute here!
And happy birthday to all my brothers here!
Coache’s Saloon, Lancaster Ca. will once again be where I will party tomorrow with my brother and sister Marines. We have bagpipers that come and play our Hymn. Semper Fi.
Happy Birthday and Semper fidelis!
Let us hope the present PC does not effect the over all spirit and mission of the Marines. It would be a horrible thing to come to past.
Great photo spread - Thanks!!
Is that one (#11?) the front hatch on the old Marine Receiving Barracks at the Yemassee, SC train station?
It sure looks familiar.
Happy Birthday Marines.
I ran into many of our brothers at GOE 1 and 2, and many of those who could not make it are commemorated on the Wall.
I haven't cried over our brothers for a long time, but this weekend, with the Birthday and Veterans Day, it's not an embarassment to remember them. In God We Trust.....Semper Fi
Thanks for the ping, Race. Thanks to you, all who have served, all who are serving, and all who will serve in the future. America’s finest!
It sure is! Taken on December 11, 1977, my one day of Base Liberty.
My first Marine Corps Birthday as a retired Marine, and it brings mixed emotions...
Happy Birthday, Marines!
Below is the link to a grand birthday tribute to the Marine Corps that godaddy.com put together.
“C” 1/5 1st Mar. Div.
An Hoa, Viet Nam
I wouldn’t be here today if not for U.S.A.F. air-support...even if we did call air-strikes on ourselves on more than one occasion...those damn maps! LOL
“C” 1/5 1st Mar. Div.
An Hoa, Viet Nam
Happy B day and Semper Fi though faith in Him.
It’s not nice to make me cry, kelly ; )
Happy Birthday. I love you all, and couldn’t be more honored or more proud than I am to be a member of this family.
Some things you never forget - they are just burned indelibly in your mind.
I went through Yemassee in '59.
We were herded up to the barracks, stripped the bunks down and moved them outside.
Then we learned what a field day is.
We field dayed the floor with buckets of sand and water on hands and knees with bare hands for scrub brushes.
Then squeegied the floor dry with our hands, brought the bunks back in and reassembled them.
We were then stood at attention in front until the bus for P.I. arrived.
I never saw Yemassee again but remember every detail vividly to this day.
Here are a couple of interesting articles about the old Yemassee barracks.
The town was/is trying to restore it:
Semper Fi Mac!