Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

There were US Marines before there was a US.  What did you guys call yourselves back then?
I know that all sorts of kids from all sorts of backgrounds go into the Marines, but I've never met an ex-Marine who wasn't an honorable man.  Considering Chesty is also quoted as having said, “Take me to the Brig. I want to see the “real Marines”. ”, maybe I've only been meeting fakes.


  1. To answer your question, we were "Continental Marines." A fine tradition from 1775 onwards...

  2. Honor is a tradition for the Marines. So is testing of boundaries. So is disrespect of those who haven't proved themselves (including officers). Brig time is a natural consequence. My own ancient and revered sire told me with a smile that he had made sergeant "several times".

  3. There are no ex-Marines; there are only former Marines.

    Now drop and push out twenty.