Marine Quote – Marine By God

Marine By God
Author Unkown

The USMC is over 219 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. We were born in a bomb crater, our mother was an M-16 and our father was the devil.

Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky, self-centered, overbearing, and I do not know the meaning of fear, for I am fear itself. I am a green, amphibious monster made of blood and guts who arose from the sea, festering on anti-Americans throughout the globe. Whenever it may arise, and when my time comes, I will die a glorious death on the battle field, giving my life to mom, the Corps, and the American flag.

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Famous Quote by an anonymous Canadian Citizen

by an anonymous Canadian Citizen

“Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings, I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it were some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics with haircuts to ungentlemanly lengths, worshipping their Commandant almost as if he were a god, and making weird animal noises like a band of savages. They’ll fight like rabid dogs at the drop of a hat just for the sake of a little action, and are the cockiest sons of bitches I have ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond man’s normal limits, but their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them apart and, generally speaking, the United States Marines I’ve come in contact with are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet.”

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“The Few, The Proud, The Marines”

A Story of Creation
Author Unknown

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. The Earth, God divided between the land and the sea and these He filled with many assorted creatures.

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Marine full of Concern, Encouragement and Comfort

“A Sense of Duty, Honor”
Author Unknown

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. “Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young man in the Marine Corps uniform standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit alongside the bed. Nights are long in hospitalsbut all through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile. He refused.

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US Marines – A Few Good Extremists

“We Need a Few Good Extremists”
Author Unknown

“To err is human, to forgive is divine. Neither, however, is Marine Corps policy.” It is this tenacity that anchors the Corps and upsets the weaklings of the Clinton administration.

Sara Lister, assistant secretary of the Army, was forced into early retirement after characterizing US Marines as dangerous ‘extremists’ wearing bizarre uniforms. Laugh at the fashion reference thrown into an otherwise serious debate, but she was absolutely correct! In fact, it was this dangerous, patriotic extremism that powered the Marines at Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Chosin Reservoir, and Hue City.

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“Flying Leathernecks” released in 1951

Flying Leathernecks
By: Gerald F. Merna, 1stLt USMC (Ret.)

Sgt. Grit:
In your April 15th Newsletter both you and Cpl Itchmo reminisced about the stories of John Wayne and several of his movies, particularly True Grit (where you got the "moniker" that has stood you in good stead all these years), Sands of Iwo Jima and Flying Leathernecks. I'm sure you two were among the many that were so "influenced" by the John Wayne Marine portrayals that became the "driving force" fulfilling your desires to become United States Marines.

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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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