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    Today is the 230th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the men and women who serve and who have served in the defense of this great country. Many have given their lives for the freedom which we take for granted in our day to day lives.

    Take a minute to remember our brothers and sisters in arms, as well as the families of the ones who have given their lives and made this country proud of their service.

    H. M. Ortiz, U.S.A.F. Retired

    18th SF Operational Detachment Delta

  • #2
    Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

    Thanks, Bubba!

    And per Marine Corps Order #47-1921, I'll read General John A. Lejeune's birthday message:

    On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

    The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and is the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

    In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

    This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

    Major General Commandant
    And this years message:
    10 November 2005


    On November 10th, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of Continental Marines marking the birth of our United States Marine Corps. As Major General Lejeune’s message reminds us, the ensuing generations of Marines would come to signify all that is highest in warfighting excellence and military virtue. Each November as Marines the world over celebrate the birth of our Corps, we pay tribute to that long line of “Soldiers of the Sea” and the illustrious legacy they have handed down to us.

    This past year has been one of continuous combat operations overseas and distinguished service here at home – a year of challenges that have brought out the very best in our Corps. In Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine courage and mastery of complex and chaotic environments have truly made a difference in the lives of millions. Marine compassion and flexibility provided humanitarian assistance to thousands in the wake of the South East Asian Tsunami, and here at home, Marines with AAVs, helicopters, and sometimes with their bare hands saved hundreds of our own fellow Americans in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Across the full spectrum of operations, you have showcased that Marines create stability in an unstable world, and have reinforced our Corps’ reputation for setting the standard of excellence.

    The sense of honor, courage, and patriotism that epitomized those who answered that first call to arms 230 years ago is still indelibly imprinted on our ranks today. In commemorating our anniversary, let us strengthen our ties to the past by paying homage to those who have gone before us. As we honor the sacrifices of our wounded and fallen comrades, our commitment to one another remains unshakable. We take special pride in the actions of the Marines now serving in harm’s way, and rededicate ourselves to the service of our Nation and our Corps.

    Happy Birthday Marines, Semper Fidelis, and Keep Attacking!

    M. W. Hagee

    General, U.S. Marine Corps

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    • #3
      Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

      Happy birthday and thanks guys.


      • #4
        Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEVIL DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I had my cake today. Wow..230 years, I remember the 212th, it was my first.
        Meat Drapes
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        • #5
          Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps-230 years

          Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps, you look pretty good for 230!!! Happy birthday Marines!!!


          • #6
            Re: 230 years

            Thanks, Check out this thread also.


            18th SF Operational Detachment Delta


            • #7
              Re: 230 years

              Did'nt see that one, thanks. I had a lot of fun in the corps, i miss the good buddies




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