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Semper Fi-- Marines celebrate 232nd year
The Daily Journal (Kankakee) ^ | 11/08/2007 | Mary Baskerville

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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To: Iron Munro

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.


51 posted on 11/09/2007 5:19:43 AM PST by sergeantdave (The majority of Michigan voters are that stupid and the condition is incipient and growing.)
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To: Iron Munro
In Nam we often worked with Marines. I was 101st.

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.

52 posted on 11/09/2007 5:36:51 AM PST by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
You and your son should be very proud and he'll have some big shoes to fill. 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division has a long and very distinguished history.
Semper Fi ... History of 2d Battalion, 5th Marines
53 posted on 11/09/2007 5:43:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TMSuchman

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!!]


54 posted on 11/09/2007 5:44:08 AM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth, Rebel by choice, Marine by act of GOD!)
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To: TMSuchman

BTTT


55 posted on 11/09/2007 6:03:42 AM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth, Rebel by choice, Marine by act of GOD!)
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To: TMSuchman

Happy Birthday, Marine!


56 posted on 11/09/2007 6:24:24 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Iron Munro; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...


57 posted on 11/09/2007 6:28:16 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: Resolute Conservative

2/5 has a ton of tradition!


58 posted on 11/09/2007 6:28:53 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: MASS-2 FAC; opbuzz

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!


59 posted on 11/09/2007 6:30:48 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: RaceBannon
Barbary Coast Pirates = Muslims

They have been at it for centuries.

And the Marines have been there also.

Semper Fi

[Mr] T

60 posted on 11/09/2007 6:43:27 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: RaceBannon
3rd MAW 1976-1980

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***********

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WestPAC 1978

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We are proud to claim the title of United States Marines...

Happy Birthday and Semper Fidelis!

61 posted on 11/09/2007 7:20:34 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: RaceBannon

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;

http://www.togetherweserved.com/


62 posted on 11/09/2007 8:10:10 AM PST by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: RaceBannon

That’s a great gallery!

Semper Fidelis, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
LH


63 posted on 11/09/2007 8:10:39 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RaceBannon

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.”


64 posted on 11/09/2007 8:48:20 AM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: Iron Munro

Civilian Semper Fi salute here!


65 posted on 11/09/2007 8:49:24 AM PST by VOA
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To: Iron Munro
In 2005 the U.S. Mint produced this commemorative coin celebrating the 230th anniversary:


66 posted on 11/09/2007 8:53:46 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: Iron Munro
Semper Fidelis

And happy birthday to all my brothers here!

67 posted on 11/09/2007 9:09:55 AM PST by MrEdd (Ron Paul is Ralph Nader for the right...)
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To: MrEdd

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.


68 posted on 11/09/2007 11:59:58 AM PST by stumpy
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To: Iron Munro

Happy Birthday and Semper fidelis!


69 posted on 11/09/2007 2:34:33 PM PST by clintonh8r (Waiting for the other Hsu to drop....)
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To: RaceBannon
OH NOOOOOOOO,, Not AGAIN!!!!! OOooorrrRRRaaaAAAAhhHHHHH


70 posted on 11/09/2007 2:38:51 PM PST by JoeSixPack1 (Happy Birthday USMC!! I don't feel a day over 231!)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


71 posted on 11/09/2007 6:27:29 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter for POTUS)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


72 posted on 11/09/2007 6:39:43 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: RaceBannon; 88keys; Akron Al; babyface00; Badray; Bikers4Bush; boxerblues; Captiva; ...

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

73 posted on 11/09/2007 6:46:11 PM PST by North Coast Conservative ( Are you a sheepdog, or a sheep?)
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To: RaceBannon; All

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!


74 posted on 11/09/2007 6:53:49 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Iron Munro

It sure is! Taken on December 11, 1977, my one day of Base Liberty.


75 posted on 11/09/2007 9:22:55 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: Iron Munro

My first Marine Corps Birthday as a retired Marine, and it brings mixed emotions...


76 posted on 11/09/2007 9:42:59 PM PST by M1911A1
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Yut.


77 posted on 11/09/2007 9:50:28 PM PST by svanni
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To: RaceBannon; NormsRevenge; freema

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Below is the link to a grand birthday tribute to the Marine Corps that godaddy.com put together.
https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/holiday/usmc2007/playmovie.asp?isc=touchdown9

Semper Fi,
Kelly
“C” 1/5 1st Mar. Div.
An Hoa, Viet Nam
1969-1970


78 posted on 11/10/2007 9:32:31 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: sargunner
Thanks Sarge.

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

Semper Fi,
Kelly
“C” 1/5 1st Mar. Div.
An Hoa, Viet Nam
1969-1970

79 posted on 11/10/2007 9:33:17 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Iron Munro

Happy B day and Semper Fi though faith in Him.


80 posted on 11/10/2007 9:33:30 AM PST by Cvengr (Every believer is a grenade. Arrogance is the grenade pin. Pull the pin and fragment your life.)
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To: kellynla; All

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.


81 posted on 11/10/2007 11:25:34 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: RaceBannon
Thanks for the memories.

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:

http://www.hiltonhead-sc.net/hiltonheadattractions/yemassee.php

http://ebooks.ebookmall.com/title/yemassee-station-bennett-ebooks.htm

http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us_south/articles/2005/06/15/once_swimming_with_marine_life_sleepy_sc_town_tries_to_revitalize/

Semper Fi Mac!

82 posted on 11/10/2007 12:56:17 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: JoeSixPack1
LOL! I want you to know that baby just walked into the room asking me why I didn't make it happen today. ♥
83 posted on 11/10/2007 2:15:58 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: North Coast Conservative
A belated happy birthday!

Semper Fi

84 posted on 11/12/2007 11:05:07 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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