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    Semper Fi, A way of life. qcpmsame's Avatar
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    OT: USMC 236 Birthday, Ooooh Raaaaah

    I am a bit early but Thursday, 10 November 1775 at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the United States Marine Corps was organized. For 236 years unquestioning devotion to our country and the concepts of Duty Honesty and Integrity have been paramount to the existence of our organization.

    The concept of Semper Fidelis or Always Faithful truly means something in my life and in everything I do. To every man and woman ever to wear an Eagle Globe and Anchor device and the title Marine I say Happy Birthday to our Corps. Thanks to my DIs for everything they taught me and how much this has helped me in my life.

    Semper Fidelis!
    Bill Barnard, LCPL MAW, 1975-1977
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

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    Few events in my life were as memorable as PI and Camp Geiger in the winter and spring of 1969-1970. Then basic and ITR (Infantry Training Regiment, all Marines take infantry training) took a combined 6 months, a time frame with no liberty, no civilian contact other than family visits on Sunday. A lot of it was funny-----now.

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    Semper Fi, A way of life. qcpmsame's Avatar
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    Boot camp was longer for us and we got what amounted to ITR there. Different times for y'all. Semper Fi!

    Bill
    "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

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    I did not serve, but wish the Corps a Happy Birthday, and sincerly thank all who did and do for keeping us safe.
    Happy Birthday, and Thank You.

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    Semper Fi, Devil Dogs!

    Roy Cook
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    USMCR, '71-'77, E-5, Radio Opr., Semper Fi.

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    I'm band already? lubes17319's Avatar
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    Ooh Rah!
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Semper Fi 1969-1972 (seems like yesterday)
    To me the life is a glass half full, I love optimism, life's better that way.
    Riding the streets of San Francisco, the roads of West Marin and Northern California...

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    My son did four years in the '90s. Heavy weapons SOC. Happy birthday Marines.
    " If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand which feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countryman " Samuel Adams, 1772

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    Happy Birthday Marines.

    From a Retired USAF C-130 guy. We hauled a lot of Marines in my 24 years on the Herk...

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    Youngsters

    Happy Birthday from a Royal.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    How are you ever going to live in the real world if you can't get along with people who don't believe what your do?

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    Happy (belated) Birthday to the USMC

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    I called my sister (2001-2005) (and brother-in-law (2000-2005), via text) yesterday to say happy birthday. Apparently, I'm the only family member that remembers.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
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    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

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