November 10, 2003, 10:25 AM
Thank you to all those who have made my Corps what it is today.

Say a prayer for those still in harms way.

Semper Fidelis

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November 10, 2003, 10:57 AM
Happy Birthday Marines.

(But remember, you'll always be the Army's younger, smaller brother.)
:D ;) :neener:

November 10, 2003, 11:10 AM
Happy Birthday Marine's

Semper FI

oef vet you forgot rowdier :evil:

Phil USMC 89-95

November 10, 2003, 11:50 AM
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines

Happy Birthday to my fellow Devil Dogs!

Semper Fi

November 10, 2003, 12:09 PM
Happy Birthday.

Semper Fi

USMC 1973-1985

November 10, 2003, 12:47 PM
Happy Birthday - U.S.M.C. - Semper Fi.

Also, To my wife Julie - Happy Anniversary - 18 years. Thanks for always being there... :)


November 10, 2003, 01:01 PM
Thanks !!

Semper Fi !!


November 10, 2003, 02:08 PM
Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

God bless ALL in harms way.

November 10, 2003, 02:23 PM
Happy b-day Marines, though I do have to say that I still don't get it. Just a bunch of crazy sailors who think they are in the Army:neener: :evil:

(Ducks for cover, won't come out for a while)

Seriously, I have friends who are former Marines (I learned to never call a "former" Marine an "ex" Marine just over a decade ago when talking to a friend who had been in Vietnam and left the Marine Corps as a First Sergeant I believe). I actually do have the utmost respect for the Corps and those (crazy) enough to serve in the Corps.

November 10, 2003, 02:27 PM
Not as lean,
Not as mean.
Still a Marine!


November 10, 2003, 02:28 PM
And for all the Pendletonians getting ready to ship out:

Keep your head down, the bad guys don't wear uniforms.

Ed Straker
November 10, 2003, 02:56 PM
Semper Fi and OORAH!

Parris Island, Class of '89.

November 10, 2003, 03:02 PM
This looks like the appropriate place for my first post to THR.


My friend, a Marine Aviator circa 1968, and I are going for a long lunch tomorrow to celebrate today's occasion, tomorrow's, Veterans Day, and maybe purchase a new handgun or two. That sounds appropriate as well, doesn't it?

And to all serving in harms way today and those headed out tomorrow, regardless of Branch, do your job as you've trained to do it; do not stop learning how to do it; and accept our prayers as your companion.

former USAF

Vern Humphrey
November 10, 2003, 04:10 PM
From an old Brigadier (First Brigade, Fifth Infantry Division, which replaced a reserve Marine regiment as part of the Third Marine Division in Viet Nam) -- glad to give you boys a hand.:D

Vern Humphrey
A Co, 1st Bn, 61st Inf
Commanding ('68-'69)

November 10, 2003, 04:40 PM
Cue R. Lee's infamous "happy birthday" sequence in "Full Metal Jacket" :D


Steve in PA
November 10, 2003, 04:48 PM
"Retreat hell........we just got here!!!!'


November 10, 2003, 05:24 PM
To all of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, [past and present]

Happy Birthday!!!
Thank you for your service and sacrifices.
And whatever the other branches say about you, you know they are just jealous

Kiss Kiss


November 10, 2003, 05:56 PM
Semper Fi!

Does Tun Tavern still stand? If not, I wonder what stands in its stead.

November 10, 2003, 06:02 PM
Happy Birthday to my fellow Marines.
Once a Marine, Always a Marine.
It never changes.
It never goes away.

Semper Fi

November 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
Uncle Sam's Misguided Children

Semper Fi Devil Dogs!


Navy joe
November 10, 2003, 07:51 PM
Happy birthday gyrenes, look forward to sailing the high seas off of some third world hellhole with you guys again soon.

November 10, 2003, 08:17 PM
"And when he gets to Heaven,
To St. Peter he will tell:
'Another Marine reporting, sir.
I've served my time in Hell.'"
- Guadalcanal Epitaph

Happy birthday MARINES!

November 10, 2003, 08:24 PM
They say when Chesty Puller was told he was surrounded at the Chosun Resevoir, he told his staff "Thank Heaven, now we can attack in any direction!"

Happy Birthday all.

Captain, United States Marine Corps
68 to 74

November 10, 2003, 08:42 PM
Happy Birthday, Marines

USMC 1965-1969

4v50 Gary
November 10, 2003, 08:58 PM
Happy B-D USMC! Thanks for standing guard over us.

November 10, 2003, 10:34 PM
Here's to us, and those like us! Happy 228th my brother and sister Marines! Stop by The Squadbay (http://www.thesquadbay.com)

And God bless the Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen still in harm's way!

Semper Fi

November 10, 2003, 10:39 PM
To firends and Far Away Places

Happy Birthday

Semper Fi

Never forget the one shot fired in anger.

November 10, 2003, 11:41 PM
Happy Birthday Marines.

You'll always be welcome in San Diego.


Fred Thompson
November 11, 2003, 01:02 AM
I don't believe that Tun Tavern still stands. There is a place called Tun Tavern in Atlantic City that has the Marine Corps birthday party every year. Check out tuntavern.com.
Semper Fi, Marines.

November 11, 2003, 01:24 AM
(But remember, you'll always be the Army's younger, smaller brother.)

Last time I checked, the Army was younger than the Marine Corps.

November 11, 2003, 08:10 AM

The Marine Corps birthday is 10 NOV 1775.

The Army birthday is 14 JUN 1775.

That makes the Army older by almost 5 months.


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