MIL On this day of November in 1775!

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  1. Virtualmikey

    Virtualmikey OT Supporter

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    The 2008 Commandants Birthday Message.




    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.

    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 plan 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.

    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.

    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. Lieutenant General Victor H. "Brute" Krolak 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.

    Happy Birthday, Marines!
     
  2. RedRobin

    RedRobin New Member

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    Happy Birthday my fellow Marines.
     
  3. Accord

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    233? Marine Corps you don't like a day over 220.
     
  4. optimuslime

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    Semper Fi!
     
  5. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    Happy Birthday Marines.
     
  6. jokka

    jokka OT Supporter

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    if it aint the marines then who's going to take the bullet for our country when we go to war ? airmen ? seabeas ? army aka "Arent Really Marines Yet"
     
  7. WildBull

    WildBull Guest

    Keep that political bullshit to yourself. It's not the perfect thread for controversy... it's like saying happy birthday to someone and then asking them if they think they should have been aborted or not.

    Semper Fi' Marines.
    Happy Birthday.
     
  8. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    a reminder of why it is we keep the free world free.
     
  9. thekinggovernor

    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    no, but you don't know anything about how the Marine Corps actually operates
     
  10. Julius

    Julius Guest

    hooah
     
  11. optimuslime

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    Yeah, someone else is banging her while we are stuck in some shit hole. :hs:
     
  12. Mr. Technical

    Mr. Technical Welcome to America, Comrades. I think you will lik

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    The Marine Corps has been around longer than the United States.


    Semper Fi
     
  13. NEp8ntballer

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    that letter even made me feel a little motivated...
     
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    Yut

    Yut

    Yut!


    Semper Fi
     
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    Happy belated b-day, devil dogs!
     
  16. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    It actually wasn't around for a couple decades.

    Our ball is Friday in Richmond, anyone going to be there?
     
  17. nsxrebel

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    Happy belated birthday Marines!!


    True, wasn't around briefly, but it was still created before the United States.
    My ball is on Saturday in Ventura, CA.

    Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni!
     
  18. TRN

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    I'll be in Herndon. :o
     
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    TUUUUUUUN TAVERN!!!
     
  20. Parris04

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    Happy Belated Birthday my fellow Marines

    OOORAH!

    Semper Fi.
     

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