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Happy 236th birthday Marines!

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Semper Fi brothers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1sAzdf0n_0

 

post #2 of 11

Ooooh Rah........SemperFi

post #3 of 11

A big salute to the Marines and all vets out there!

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 11

My son just signed up to be part of the greatest fighting force in the world! Thank you to all present and past Marines for your bravery, determination, and courage. Semper Fi

 

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My son just signed up to be part of the greatest fighting force in the world! Thank you to all present and past Marines for your bravery, determination, and courage. Semper Fi

 



Sometimes I wonder just where it is we come from as Marines. Your son has a long and hard row to hoe, but if he stays positive and keeps himself motivated, then he will do well. He has alot to learn and alot to earn, but the satisfaction of completing the goals are more than words can describe.. I bid him well..

 

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CONGRATULATIONS   jalan 43  ( and welcome to the family )

My Son Ryan ( and My Hero)  Signed up Aug 6 2001  ( prior to 9/11/2001) and spent 6 years in , I was never so proud to watch him march across the parade grounds on Paris Island  it is one of the most proudest moments of my life.    Funny thing is .......He just called and is on the way to the hospital with his wife to have their first child ( and MY first Grandchild ) on the birthday of the greatest fighting force on the planet  THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

post #7 of 11

I was Army, but Happy Birthday to my Marine Brothers!!!

 

And thanks to all active duty & veterans of ALL branches of the greatest fighting force in the world !!!

 

And Congrats to Grandpa Tiki Guy !!!!

 

Bear

post #8 of 11

My first 2 heros were marines.

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Edited by michael ark - 11/10/11 at 8:35pm
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In my many years in the Military, first with the US Navy and then later with the US Air Force, it has been my pleasure to work with, and for a very proud organization.  These gentle men and women took their jobs seriously but knew how to play as well.  There is and always will be the sometimes not too gentle military rivilary and that is as it should be, but when bullets start flying, I know who I can count on to be ready to step out shoulder to shoulder to face whatever threat was there.  I remember on one occasion sharing drinks with a full bull Marine Colonel who was fond of saying that when it's a fine day to die, it wasn't him that planned on doing the dying.  I knew full well what he was saying.  That was over 20 years ago now.  I heard he got his stars and he deserved them.  A salute to one and all and a special one to my stepfather, who proudly served as a US Marine in WWII, Pacific Theater.  Happy Birthday Devil Dogs. 

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In my many years in the Military, first with the US Navy and then later with the US Air Force, it has been my pleasure to work with, and for a very proud organization.  These gentle men and women took their jobs seriously but knew how to play as well.  There is and always will be the sometimes not too gentle military rivilary and that is as it should be, but when bullets start flying, I know who I can count on to be ready to step out shoulder to shoulder to face whatever threat was there.  I remember on one occasion sharing drinks with a full bull Marine Colonel who was fond of saying that when it's a fine day to die, it wasn't him that planned on doing the dying.  I knew full well what he was saying.  That was over 20 years ago now.  I heard he got his stars and he deserved them.  A salute to one and all and a special one to my stepfather, who proudly served as a US Marine in WWII, Pacific Theater.  Happy Birthday Devil Dogs. 



Hats off to your stepfather NWDave. WWII Pacific Theatre was some hardcore stuff. I spent my first duty station in Okinawa and met several WWII vets there who shared some amazing stories.  That era of Americans truly is the greatest generation. I hope he has had the pleasure to see the WWII memorial in D.C... Its truly spectacular. SEMPER FI

post #11 of 11

Congratulations on the addition to the family!  toes and 10 fingers I hope.

I had my son read allof the posts here on this forum so he really understands how men feel about themselves, our country, and their families! He agrees with everthing that has been said here on the forum. I am very proud of him...

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