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The FReeper Canteen - Happy 236th Birthday US Marines - 10 Nov 2011
Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/09/2011 6:07:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie

The FReeper Canteen Celebrates.....

Marine Corps' 236th Birthday Message and Video

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 Commandant of the Marine Corps

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To: Squantos
Well said as always.

My Father served in the Navy and I'm proud of his service to his country.His father served in WWI aboard the Arizona, he tried to reenlist after Pearl but was 43 years old and had 7 children, they thanked him and sent him home.

Cheers, Yankee.

151 posted on 11/11/2011 3:57:17 PM PST by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: #1CTYankee

Grateful, Hope you and yours are well. Thanks for sharing your Fathers story with me.

You stay safe !!

152 posted on 11/11/2011 5:11:45 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: mickie
...I just passed by your post. We have talked in the past about your grandson so, it's good to see the new news.

...Oorah, and God speed the day war will become unnecessary!

153 posted on 12/02/2011 9:30:22 AM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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