Happy Birthday Marines!

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Happy Birthday Marines!

#1 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:25 am

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From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of UNITED STATES MARINES.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze,
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job --
The UNITED STATES MARINES.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By UNITED STATES MARINES.






There is no greater joy than to serve. If its to serve your family,a beliefe or especially your country, there is no greater joy than to serve. Its not for everybody and its not for profit. Many will never understand what the term “serv” comes with as far as dedication, devotion or sacrifice.

Marines don’t join the Marines to be marginal or to meet the staus quo. Marines join to be the best and the American people will expect nothing less.

Iraq, present day.

Two young Marines are standing guard outside an Iraqi police station. They barely know one another but discuss things during their shift that young Marines discuss. With another dozen Marines conducting training within the police station and another two dozen Iraqi policemen as well, the two young Marines vigilantly stand guard.

As the day progresses and the constant threat of attack is in the area, a large dump truck approaches the police station entry point at high speed. Punching through the initial barriers that are positioned to slow attacking vehicles, the two young Marine take immediate action and begin putting accurate M16 fire into the windshield. One of the Marines initiates 50 cal fire into the cab of the truck tearing it to shreds. As the truck slows and stops, the automatic trigger established within the truck detonates the 12 tons of explosives within its carriage. The 2 Marines never knew what hit them and died as a result of the blast.

Afterwards, the Iraqi Police chief asked the Marines commanding officer, “why didn’t your Marines run? My men ran as they knew of the immediate danger” The commanding officer said, they were on guard and protecting along with your men, a dozen of their brothers within the building. They are Marines, they aren’t going to run. With tears in the police chief’s eyes, he said I don’t understand you Marines. The dedication, devotion or sacrifice…………..”They are Marines, they aren’t going to run”.

To all of my brothers, present and past, there is no greater call than to serve and no greater force to serve with than the nation’s best. If it was easy to join the Marine Corps, we wouldn’t be the Marines.
Semper Fidelis and Happy Birthday brothers. (Nov 10)
Maj Pain

(I smoked a nice Partagas Black cigar during this post. Fitting, only the best for a birthday party)

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#2 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:23 pm

Hoorah!

Me joining the Marines is inevitable, either I do it now as a reserve or full time after college. I always wanted to complete the long line of family members serving plus my life is pretty boring right now.
One thing you can count on: You push a man too far, and sooner or later he'll start pushing back.

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#3 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:42 pm

I think anyone who is contemplating joining should. The opportunity that is presented being a Marine I think is priceless.

You bet its not easy. You bet the work is hard, long and dirty. But there's so much more to it than what you can see and touch.

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#4 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:56 pm

well I was also thinking of being in the USAF...
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#5 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:43 pm

JC Viper wrote:well I was also thinking of being in the USAF...

Each branch of the service has a particular feel and style. And within each branch the MOS has its particular position as well. I think its is also important to research base locations, for all branches, especially those directly related to the job you're considering.

In AF, you're pretty much all over the place. Navy and MC you're on the coasts. And with in those, being land based, aviation or surface, or sub makes a difference. I can't speak for Army.

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#6 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:24 pm

I was expecting an angry response :laughing:

From what I hear it's a friendly rivalry.
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#7 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:41 pm

JC Viper wrote:I was expecting an angry response :laughing:

From what I hear it's a friendly rivalry.

LOL I reserved that good stuff for a later PM if I thought you were really getting close to joining the AF :lol:


Between the services there is historical friendly rivalry.

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#8 Unread post by Wrider » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:52 pm

Shorts wrote:
JC Viper wrote:I was expecting an angry response :laughing:

From what I hear it's a friendly rivalry.

LOL I reserved that good stuff for a later PM if I thought you were really getting close to joining the AF :lol:


Between the services there is historical friendly rivalry.
Haha, worked in a factory with a bunch of vets. Hearing stuff like Land Squid and Flying Fairy yelled across a factory floor is definitely interesting the first time you hear it... :laughing: Then we had one guy who was ex SpecOps for both Navy (Seals) and Army (Green Berets) so he was screwing around with everyone...
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#9 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 pm

My dad was in the airforce, and he said there was an old marine SSGT working at Hanscom AFB for security as he was on recovery and refused to not be active. And he was hanging out in the break room with a bunch of air force guys and the base commander walked in and every one saluted except the marine. The commander left and my dad asked him why he didn't salute. The marine replied that being a usmc SSGT, he out ranks a USAF Colonel.

Another time he was in the bathroom and next to the marine at the urinals, and the marined finishes pissing first and zips up and goes to wash his hands and says "in the marined they teach us how to "pee" really fast in case we're needed somewhere, but to always wash our hands after" my dad finishes pissing and starts to leave and the marine asks "aren't you going to wash up?" my dad replies "nah, in the usaf, they teach us not to "pee" on ourselves".

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#10 Unread post by Shorts » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:20 pm

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#11 Unread post by poet » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:41 pm

Marines .. they are a small group in the NAVY right?

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#12 Unread post by Shorts » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:27 pm

poet wrote:Marines .. they are a small group in the NAVY right?

:peep:


We're Navy - it's not me you have to hide from :bigsmile:

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