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« on: November 10, 2008, 05:09:04 PM »

Don't ask me how I can remember the date of the founding of the Marine Corps.  I've never been a Marine - I did try to join the Air Force when I was 19, but they weren't taking diabetics.  Somehow though, the date stuck in my mind, go figure...

So Happy B-day, USMC!  Hoo-rah!   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 05:15:17 PM »

I thought this was the 25th Anniversary for Windows replacing MS DOS.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 05:15:46 PM »

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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 the dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every 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 have 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!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 06:11:55 PM »

Happy Birthday USMC!

Speaking of the marines...

I decided to watch Generation Kill when it was on HBO a few months ago. I had read the book beforehand and thought it was a great read, so I definitely wanted to see the series. After having been wowed by it I realized that most of my reading on military history has been on the army, air force, or navy and I knew almost nothing about the marines except for their battles during WW2.

So I picked up "One Bullet Away" by Lt. Nathaniel Fick, which was his perception of the events in Generation Kill which got me intrigued as to how the modern Corps operates today. That got me started on "No True Glory" by Bing West, which is an account of the Battle of Fallujah, and now I'm on "The Strongest Tribe" another book of his talking about Iraq.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 07:17:27 PM »

Happy 233rd USMC

Kato should enjoy this:
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. In the Beginning was God - and all else was darkness, and void, and without form. So God created the heavens and the earth. He created the sun, and the moon, and the stars, so that light might pierce the darkness. And the earth God divided between the land and the sea, and these He filled with many assorted creatures. And the dark, salty, slimy creatures that inhabited the murky depths of the oceans, God called sailors, and He dressed them accordingly.

And the flighty creatures of the air He called airmen. And these He clothed in uniforms which were ruffled and fowl.

And the lower creatures of the land, God called soldiers. And with a twinkle in His eye, and a sense of humor that only He could have, God gave them trousers too short, and covers too large, and pockets to warm their hands. And to adorn their uniforms, God gave them badges. And He gave them cords. And He gave them ribbons… and patches… and stars… and bells. He gave them emblems… and crests… and all sorts of shiny things that glittered… and devices that dangled. When you’re God, you tend to get carried away in a big way.

And on the 7th day, as you know, God rested. And on the 8th day at 0530, God looked down upon the earth and was not happy.

GOD WAS NOT HAPPY!

So He thought about His labors, and in His infinite wisdom, God created a divine creature and this He called a Marine. And these Marines whom God created in His own image, were to be of the air, the land, and the sea. And these He gave many wonderful uniforms.

He gave them practical, fighting uniforms, so that they could wage war against the forces of Satan and evil.

He gave them service uniforms for their daily work and training, that they might be sharp and ready.

And He gave them evening and dress uniforms. Sharp, stylish, handsome things, so they might score with the ladies on Saturday night, and impress the hell outta everybody!

And at the end of the 8th day, God looked down upon the earth, and saw that it was good. But was God happy? No!

GOD WAS STILL NOT HAPPY!

Because in the course of His labors, He had forgotten one thing… He did not have a Marine uniform! But He thought about it, and thought about it, and finally satisfied Himself in knowing that, well, not everybody can be a Marine…

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 10:18:48 PM »

Also Ike V's birthday.  Hoo-rah!

Not his 233rd though, as far as I know.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 11:48:56 PM »

Happy Birthday to all Marines past and present!

It was requested (ordered) that I attend the Cake cutting ceremony in San Francisco today at the Marine's Memorial Club.  I was awarded the purple heart and some other award that I don't deserve.  Anyways, Semper Fidelis.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 12:02:33 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2008, 11:48:56 PM

and some other award that I don't deserve. 

Spoken like a true marine.  thumbsup

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 12:35:13 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2008, 11:48:56 PM

some other award that I don't deserve. 

was it for typing?  collating? envelope licking?


anyways, happy birthday!
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 12:46:22 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2008, 12:35:13 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2008, 11:48:56 PM

some other award that I don't deserve. 

was it for typing?  collating? envelope licking?


anyways, happy birthday!


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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 04:02:49 AM »

My one regret in life is that I never served in my nation's military. I was one step away from a US Navy commission when I graduated University but chickened out at the last minute.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008, 04:16:14 AM »

Quote from: hispanicgamer on November 11, 2008, 04:02:49 AM

My one regret in life is that I never served in my nation's military. I was one step away from a US Navy commission when I graduated University but chickened out at the last minute.

Yeah, I tried getting into the Naval and Air Force Academies after high school, but couldn't get the Congressional nomination. That's the problem with growing up near what was then Fort Ord, the DLI and the Naval Post Graduate School. Too many candidates from military families.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 05:42:42 PM »

I don't know what's saddest.  That this thread was created by a non-Marine, is being bumped by an Air Force brat, or that it hasn't been touched in three years.   Tongue

Happy birthday to the Corps.

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 06:03:57 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 10, 2011, 05:42:42 PM

I don't know what's saddest.  That this thread was created by a non-Marine, is being bumped by an Air Force brat, or that it hasn't been touched in three years.   Tongue

Happy birthday to the Corps.



Semper Fi to my GT friends and fellow service members.  I wore my USMC uniform today (with permission of course) while training my Ranger Battalion class. Just a small way for me to honor the Corps and to stir up some rivalry. 

edit: Not sure if this is appropriate or not, but the pic below was taken the night before 2004 Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Camp Lejeune, NC

Of the 5 of us shown, only 2 of us remain as of 2011 due to combat ops frown
So tonight I'll try and drink three bud lights (past my two drink tolerance) in honor of my friends. 


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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011, 06:23:16 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2011, 06:42:29 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 06:03:57 PM

Of the 5 of us shown, only 2 of us remain as of 2011 due to combat ops frown
So tonight I'll try and drink three bud lights (past my two drink tolerance) in honor of my friends. 

My thoughts are with you and those that are no longer with us.  And may the work they did bring peace and security for others so they not be required to make the same sacrifice.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2011, 06:44:19 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 10, 2011, 05:42:42 PM

I don't know what's saddest.  That this thread was created by a non-Marine, is being bumped by an Air Force brat, or that it hasn't been touched in three years.   Tongue

Happy birthday to the Corps.




Myto is an ex-cop though ..that has to count for something(at least in my books)thumbsup

Happy Birthday Marine Corps

and close to Veterans day as well(Remembrance day in UK)

Quote from: hispanicgamer on November 11, 2008, 04:02:49 AM

My one regret in life is that I never served in my nation's military.


Although in UK,i have the same regrets,i wanted to join the Army like my Father(well kind of he was in the Territorial Army and stationed in Germany for a time in the late 70s early 80s),and Grandfather(WWII) had,but got told that my health would not let me(I am deaf in one ear),so i never even attempted it...I sometimes think i should of tried to blag my way in,but i guess it could of lead to either me or team getting hurt or killed,which wouldn't be a good thing to have over me(that is if i hadn't of been the one killed)
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2011, 06:50:06 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 06:03:57 PM

the pic below was taken the night before 2004 Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Camp Lejeune, NC

Did you go to the Ball this year? I have a friend in the Navy working at Camp Lejeune. If I wasn't 3000 miles away I would have gone as her date/dance partner.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2011, 06:53:18 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on November 10, 2011, 06:50:06 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 06:03:57 PM

the pic below was taken the night before 2004 Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Camp Lejeune, NC

Did you go to the Ball this year? I have a friend in the Navy working at Camp Lejeune. If I wasn't 3000 miles away I would have gone as her date/dance partner.

Unfortunately I did not. I was I invited to go to one in Atlanta, GA but my heart probably couldn't take it so I declined.  Pretty sure I'll go next year
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2011, 07:10:21 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 10, 2011, 06:44:19 PM

Myto is an ex-cop though ..that has to count for something(at least in my books)thumbsup

And now I have an intense desire to see a pic in uniform.
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2011, 07:36:40 PM »

Semper Fi
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2011, 03:02:03 AM »

As an Ex-Marine - I celebrated with a large amount of Rum and Tequila (and almost got into a fight when the girl that was driving me around stole a parking spot).

Good night.  :-)

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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2011, 04:25:52 AM »

Quote from: DarkEL on November 11, 2011, 03:02:03 AM

As a Ex- Former Marine - I celebrated with a large amount of Rum and Tequila (and almost got into a fight when the girl that was driving me around stole a parking spot).

Good night.  :-)

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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2011, 03:38:13 PM »

Quote from: Abaddon on November 12, 2011, 04:25:52 AM

Quote from: DarkEL on November 11, 2011, 03:02:03 AM

As a Ex- Former Marine - I celebrated with a large amount of Rum and Tequila (and almost got into a fight when the girl that was driving me around stole a parking spot).

Good night.  :-)

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