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    Commandant's birthday video (It's a new Corps thing... ;) )
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfucAawxwbI[/media]

    ATTENTION TO ORDERS!

    Code:
    R 082000z OCT 08
    ALMAR 042/08
    MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
    SUBJ/UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE - 10 NOVEMBER 2008//
    POC/SSGT M. BELL/ADMIN CHIEF/UNIT:CMC STAFF GROUP/-
    /TEL:(703) 614-2326//
    GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  DURING THE SUMMER OF 1982, IN THE WAKE OF A
    PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE, MARINES WENT ASHORE AT BEIRUT, LEBANON.
    FIFTEEN MONTHS LATER, ON 23 OCTOBER 1983, EXTREMISTS STRUCK THE
    FIRST MAJOR BLOW AGAINST AMERICAN FORCES - STARTING THIS LONG WAR ON
    TERRORISM.  ON THAT SUNDAY MORNING, A SUICIDE BOMBER DROVE AN
    EXPLOSIVE-LADEN TRUCK INTO THE HEADQUARTERS OF BATTALION LANDING
    TEAM 1/8, DESTROYING THE BUILDING AND KILLING 241 MARINES AND
    CORPSMEN.
    2.  EXTREMISTS HAVE ATTACKED OUR NATION, AT HOME AND ABROAD,
    NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE THAT FATEFUL DAY IN BEIRUT. THEIR AIM HAS
    ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME - TO KILL AS MANY INNOCENT AMERICANS AS
    POSSIBLE. THE ATTACKS OF 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 CHANGED OUR NATION
    FOREVER, AND OUR PRESIDENT HAS RESOLVED THAT THIS NATION WILL NOT
    STAND IDLE WHILE MURDEROUS TERRORISTS PLOT THEIR NEXT STRIKE.
    MARINES WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE ENEMY - HITTING THEM
    ON THEIR OWN TURF, CRUSHING THEM WHEN THEY SHOW THEMSELVES, AND
    FINDING THEM WHERE THEY HIDE. 
    3.  ONLY A FEW AMERICANS CHOOSE THE DANGEROUS, BUT NECESSARY, WORK
    OF FIGHTING OUR NATION'S ENEMIES.  WHEN OUR CHAPTER OF HISTORY IS
    WRITTEN, IT WILL BE A SAGA OF A SELFLESS GENERATION OF MARINES WHO
    WERE WILLING TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR OUR NATION; TO DEFEND THOSE
    WHO COULD NOT DEFEND THEMSELVES; TO THRIVE ON THE HARDSHIP AND
    SACRIFICE EXPECTED OF AN ELITE WARRIOR CLASS; TO MARCH TO THE SOUND
    OF THE GUNS; AND TO ABLY SHOULDER THE LEGACY OF THOSE MARINES WHO
    HAVE GONE BEFORE.
    4.  ON OUR 233RD BIRTHDAY, FIRST REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND
    THOSE "ANGELS" WHO HAVE FALLEN - OUR REPUTATION WAS BUILT ON THEIR
    SACRIFICES.  REMEMBER OUR FAMILIES; THEY ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES WHOSE
    SUPPORT AND DEDICATION ALLOW US TO ANSWER OUR NATION'S CALL.
    FINALLY, TO ALL MARINES AND SAILORS, KNOW THAT I AM PROUD OF YOU AND
    WHAT YOU DO.  YOUR SUCCESSES ON THE BATTLEFIELD HAVE ONLY ADDED TO
    OUR ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY.  GENERAL VICTOR H. "BRUTE" KRULAK SAID IT
    BEST WHEN HE WROTE, "... THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT NEED A MARINE
    CORPS ... THE UNITED STATES WANTS A MARINE CORPS."  YOUR ACTIONS, IN
    IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, AND ACROSS THE GLOBE, ARE AT THE CORE OF WHY
    AMERICA LOVES HER MARINES.
    5.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES AND SEMPER FIDELIS! JAMES T. CONWAY,
    GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS//
    Originally posted by Gen. John A. Lejeune
    BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS

    On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the 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 167 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 in 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 also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of 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.

    John Lejeune
    Lieutenant General
    U. S. Marine Corps

    (Sorry for not getting this up yesterday. I was on a special mission... ;) )
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  • #2
    Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

    Oorah!
    Semper Fi Marines! Happy Birthday Indeed!
    (I went out drinking in celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday last night with 8 Marines and am suffering the throes of a gigantic hangover. worth it though, especially after watching the frat boys trying to start a fight with the marines I was with, and lo-and-behold, all of a sudden theres about 25 marines in the bar that we didnt know about...you can guess how that went down.)

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    • #3
      Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

      :) Happy Birthday US Marine Corps!

      Enjoy the cake!

      |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
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      Former 9th & 13th

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      Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





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      • #4
        Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

        o7
        that sounds like a good idea trooper.
        -Vulcan

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        • #5
          Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

          I'm friends with a Marine Vet and a guy going into the Marines, i wonder how big their hangover is.
          |TG-6th|SirNerd

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          • #6
            Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

            Originally posted by AcreoAeneas View Post
            Can i haz?

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