Memo from the Commandant of the Marine Corps

Marines Don’t Do That
By: L. F. Chapman, Jr.Commandant


From: Commandant of the Marine Corps
To: All General Officers and All Commanding OfficersActive and Reserve
Subj: Marines Don’t Do That

1. Early this month I received the following note from a distinguished friend:

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Proud Marine Corps Son

Proud son of a Marine
Submitted by John S. Wallschlaeger

Dear Sergeant:

So where do I begin?

First, let me compliment you on your website and newsletter. It is a fine thing that you do for the Marine Corp family. I’m guessing that when you started this effort you never imagined the input that you get today. What a task you have in editing it on a weekly basis. I admire your efforts to present a variety of opinions on a multitude of subjects. I appreciate your newsletter (online) so much that enclosed you will find a completed application for the published Monthly Newsletter.

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Marine Corps Emblem at The Wall

Polishing The Marine Corps Emblem
By: Tad Lincoln Palmer

I thought I would relay my memory of respect from the general public. I have visited D.C. at least four times since I was 15 years old. The last trip I took I was still employed by the Corps, and it was with my wife at the time. She had never seen D.C., so I wanted to take a trip and show her the sights…one of those sights being the Vietnam Memorial. I was not born until 1971, but I have the utmost respect for everyone associated with that war regardless of the branch. And its a known fact that when a Marine is visiting the Wall he/she must pack along some Brasso to polish the Marine Corps brass at the base of the U.S. Flag.

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Semper Fi: Marine at the OKC Federal Building Bombing

“Semper Fi In Oklahoma City”

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS, Washington, D.C. — In the American heartland a stunned nation stood paralyzed by the face of domestic terror. For rescuers who clawed at crumbled concrete, time lacked importance. The search for hope slipped quietly beyond reach as efforts there shifted to the recovery of bombing victims.

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Radm J. Stark, USN, President of the Naval War College Speech

A speech by Radm J. Stark, USN, President of the Naval War College, made in Newport, RI on 10 Nov 1995

The first reason I like Marines: They set high standards for themselves and those around them, and will accept nothing less.

I like the way Marines march.

I like the way Marines do their basic training whether it’s Quantico, Parris Island, or San Diego.

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Article from Thomaston Times

Hello, Marine Moms

To the editor:

My husband, John, was in the Corps for six years. He’s no longer on active duty but as you are aware, “Once A Marine, Always A Marine.” My father was one of the ‘Chosen Few’ (Korea). My oldest brother is another “Once-Always Marine,” as well as one of my husband’s brothers. I also have a brother who was in the Army National Guard, and another of my husband’s brothers has just gotten out of the Navy (but still active in the reserves) after several years of service. He was in our present war and was wounded along with Marines he was serving with, My husband’s father (deceased like my father) was career Navy and my husband’s step-father was also in the Navy I won’t even begin relating all the other extended family who have served in our military but most all the men in my family have served their country.

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Marine Corps Fiction

Vietnam War – North Dong Ha Incident

16 Rounds of ‘WP’
by GYSGT Edward J. Herterich, USMC (Ret)

(Reprinted with permission of Military magazine, 2122 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. A sample copy of Military may be obtained by writing to the above address)

Over the years as an ‘1811’ tanker it had been drilled into me that the purpose of Marine Corps tanks was to support the infantry.

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