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Happy Birthday Marines

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Happy 242d Birthday Marines!

 

From a squid....

 

It never ceased to amaze me, that anytime we celebrated the Marine Corps birthday, no matter where, there was always cake, and even in my small detachment of 5 0861 Marines, the oldest Marine always had more time in the Marine Corps than the youngest Marine had in his entire existence.

 

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Kill.

 

Now, USMC flag? I mean, the Coasties got their's, so it's only fair right?

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I'm Canadian, but I've known a number of Marines, including a buddy (also Canadian) who served as a Marine in Viet Nam. 

You folks have my respect for your service over the centuries.

 

But - have US Marines ever taken part in boarding actions?  Just curious.

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4 minutes ago, Nukelavee45 said:

I'm Canadian, but I've known a number of Marines, including a buddy (also Canadian) who served as a Marine in Viet Nam. 

You folks have my respect for your service over the centuries.

 

But - have US Marines ever taken part in boarding actions?  Just curious.

In the traditional sense? Probably way back in the Revolutionary War or Barbary Wars.

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10 minutes ago, Nukelavee45 said:

I'm Canadian....

You folks have my respect for your service over the centuries.

 

As well as respect for our common ability to do what we do with limited budgets.... :Smile_teethhappy:

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23 minutes ago, wtfovr said:

The oldest Marine always had more time in the Marine Corps than the youngest Marine had in his entire existence.

 

One of dad's students, who sort of thinks of him as her foster dad, has a girl who is on her first deployment with the Marines in Korea. I hear you though about the age of some of those lifers. When I was a private, we had a command sergeant major who was retiring after 35 years in. He had served twice as long as I had been alive and had fought in three wars.

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20 minutes ago, DeliciousFart said:

In the traditional sense? Probably way back in the Revolutionary War or Barbary Wars.

Barbary war. I believe those were Marines that boarded The Philadelphia and burned her cause the dang pirates had captured her. Someone will know this for sure. "To the shores of Tripoli!"

 

Also thru the years the Marines have boarded a lotta ladies in various ports around the world....according to a couple of ex-Marine buddies I know. :Smile_glasses:

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My entire ship board time in the USN was in the Gator Navy, so I work along side with these brave men and women. We got drunk together, ate together, fought each other, fought with each and picked on each other .

I would proudly stand side by side with them at anytime.:Smile_honoring:

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Nukelavee45 said:

I'm Canadian, but I've known a number of Marines, including a buddy (also Canadian) who served as a Marine in Viet Nam. 

You folks have my respect for your service over the centuries.

 

But - have US Marines ever taken part in boarding actions?  Just curious.

Did so in the Revolution, Barbary Wars, War of 1812 and a few small engagements after the civil war.

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Thank you Mr. Squid, best damn sea goin taxi service on the globe. :Smile_honoring:

My father was a Navy lifer, so I grew up in the Navy and served in my Marine Corps.

Semper Fidelis Marines, Happy Birthday.

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52 minutes ago, Nukelavee45 said:

But - have US Marines ever taken part in boarding actions?  Just curious.

 

Marines did do ship takedowns in the Arabian Gulf on blockade runners in the 90s.   We did a take down on a container ship that failed to stop for inspection.

 

I was with BLT 2/5 when we put the SEALs in the water and the Marines did an aerial insertion fast roping in two infantry platoons to secure the ship while the SEALs boarded from the side.   Cobras and Huey gunships covered the boarding.  

 

Since I was the squid.  My job was to take charge of driving and navigating the ship back to a location where we’d turned the ship over to a Navy prize crew to bring it into port.

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Happy birthday Devil Dogs. 242 years strong and still charging forward. Ole' Chesty is smirking from up high for such a long heritage.

 

Semper fidelis.

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19 minutes ago, injunmick said:

Thank you Mr. Squid, best damn sea goin taxi service on the globe. :Smile_honoring:

My father was a Navy lifer, so I grew up in the Navy and served in my Marine Corps.

Semper Fidelis Marines, Happy Birthday.

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Thank you from a Radio Battalion Marine. 

 

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crazy one of the youngest countries in the world created such a hellborn group of individuals that can bring such fear into the enemies, happy birthday.

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Happy Birthday to the Marines, I'm sure every jarhead is happy today!  Enjoy your day, Semper Fi from a sailor!  :Smile_honoring:

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1 hour ago, IronWolfV said:

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Thank you from a Radio Battalion Marine. 

 

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Exactly this ^

Wannabees always try to say the USMC is just a department in the US Navy. They forget that we are the men's department of the Navy...

Semper Fi and Happy Birthday Marines!

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As a dirty colonizer civvie from across the pond, Happy Birthday all the same :).

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9 minutes ago, Khafni said:

Wannabees always try to say the USMC is just a department in the US Navy.

My Dad was a Combat Engineer in the 11th Airborne Division in WWII (127th A/B Engineer Battalion, Baker Company) and fought in the Leyte and Luzon Campaigns. During the occupation of Japan just after the war ended, he said the 11tth A/B had a lot of contact with Marines and they discovered that telling Marines that they were a part of the Navy got some very intense responses. He said "damn those guys were tough!" and grinned. :Smile_great:

Those must've been some hellacious brawls with Marines vs Paratroopers. :Smile_ohmy:

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3 hours ago, wtfovr said:

It never ceased to amaze me, that anytime we celebrated the Marine Corps birthday, no matter where, there was always cake

 

Let's get them a cake, then! 

 

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