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11-10-2010, 05:31 AM
Happy 235th! :party:



We stole the rope from the Army,
the anchor from the Navy,
the eagle from the Air Force,
and on the seventh day, when God rested,
we overran his perimeter and have been running the show ever since.

There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you **** with me, I'll kill you all.
Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders

Why in hell can't the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can't they be like Marines.
Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, USA; 12 February 1918

We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983

Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat.
RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995

They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow," which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake".
Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. ArmyCommander of American Forces in World War I

Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.
Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War;
shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered
to not wear their khaki leggings.

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.
Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps


11-10-2010, 08:05 AM

"They captured the Eagle from the Air Force, the Rope from the Army, the Anchor from the Navy and on the 7th day while God was resting, they captured the world...." Happy Birthday DEVIL DOGs!!!

11-10-2010, 08:37 AM
Happy B-day to the Marines... And tomorrow let us not forget to honor ALL our service men & women who have served...;)

11-10-2010, 08:40 AM
Oohrah Marine Corps!!!!!!!!! Semper Fi Marines, I'm a lance cooley in the reserves, been in for a while now and I don't see myself checking out any time soon. Thanks to all who have gone before, And may God be with all who serve now.

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945

brian lujan
11-10-2010, 11:01 AM
the Marines, too many quotes from too many movies. SEMPER FI DO OR DIE GUNHOO-GUNHOO-GUNHOO!

11-10-2010, 11:25 AM
Semper Fi, OOH RAH, and happy birthday to all of my USMC Brothers

11-10-2010, 11:56 AM
Semper Fi Devil Dogs....

11-10-2010, 12:17 PM
"We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?"
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., US Army, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff; during the assault on Grenada, 1983

11-10-2010, 12:49 PM
Happy Birthday Devil Dogs Semper Fi

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem."
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

11-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Happy 235th to all my brothers who served with pride and honor and to all those who I served with who were
unable to return. E5 R.W. Stevens,1st Marine division,1st Recon Batallion,Viet Nam,1969 to 1972