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Happy 240th Marines!….”From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli…” November 10, 2015

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IwoJima240 years ago..on November 10th 1775…in a pub (go figure) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the Marines were born.  According to USMC Press.com..“On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter — serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by (1) cold beer and (2) the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. So, yes, the U.S. Marine Corps was indeed born in Tun Tavern. Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived during this new relationship.”

From the “Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..”…and to Baghdad and beyond, the US Marines have been ready and willing to lead the charge into battle to carry the flag of the United States!…Those who have had the luxury..or displeasure…of meeting US Marines have very strong opionions…here are some comments throughout history of my beloved Corps…

Eleanor Roosevelt said:

“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!”

And…Army General William Thornson said:

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.”

While there are many comments about US Marines…I would agree with these two…

To all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice…I will see you in Valhalla…Godspeed my brothers…

Semper Fi! and Happy 240th!….“Never above you…never below you..always beside you….”

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