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For the Jarhead's amongst us...

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by grnberetcj, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    A Marine as seen by:

    A handsome, buff, highly trained professional killer and female idol who
    carries a finely honed K-Bar, wears a crisp 8-point cammie cover and is
    always on time due to the absolute reliability of his Seiko digital watch.

    His Wife:
    A stinking, gross, foul mouthed, lovable bum who arrives back at home every
    few months with a seabag full of dirty utilities, a huge Seiko watch, an
    oversized knife, a filthy hat and hornier then hell.

    Headquarters Marine Corps:
    A drunken, brawling, HMMWV-stealing, woman-corrupting "cumshaw artist" who
    wears a Seiko watch, an unauthorized K-Bar and a squared-away cover.

    His Commanding Officer:
    A fine specimen of a drunken, brawling, HMMWV-stealing, woman-corrupting
    bullshitter with an incredibly accurate Seiko watch, a finely honed razor
    sharp K-Bar and a salty cammie cover.

    What others have said:

    Marines are overpaid, overrated ta x burdens who are indispensable since
    they volunteer to go anywhere at any time and kill whoever they're told to
    kill, as long as they can drink, brawl, steal HMMWVs, corrupt women and
    sing dirty songs while wearing cammies, oversized knives, Seiko watches and
    really screwed-up 8-point covers
    that don't look like the Army's.

    Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States:
    "Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they've ever made a
    difference in the world. Marines don't have that problem."

    General Douglas MacArthur, US Army:
    ". . . these Marines have the swagger, confidence and hardness that must
    have been in Stonewall Jackson's Army of the Shenandoah. They remind me of
    the Coldstream Guards at Dunkirk."

    Admiral Chester Nimitz, US Navy, on the Marine Corps' battle for Iwo Jima:
    "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."

    General Douglas MacArthur, US Army:
    "I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front. There is not
    a finer fighting organization in the world!"

    LtCol T R Fehrenbach, USA, in "This Kind of War":
    "The man who will go where his colors go without asking, who will fight a
    phantom foe in a jungle or a mountain range, and who will suffer and die in
    the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has
    always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America.
    He is the stuff of which legends are made. His pride is his colors and his
    regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him
    for what he must face, and his obedience is to his orders. As a
    legionnaire, he held the gates of civilization for the classical world . .
    . today he is called United States Marine."

    An Anonymous Canadian Citizen:
    "Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever
    witnessed. They treat their service as if it was some kind of cult,
    plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up
    to look like insane fanatics with haircuts so short as to be ungentlemanly,
    worshipping their Commandant as if he was a god, and making weird animal
    noises like a band of savages. They'll fight like rabid dogs at the drop
    of a hat just for the sake of a little action and are the cockiest SOBs
    I've ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond man's
    normal limits, but their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them
    part and, generally speaking, of the United States Marines with whom I've
    come in contact, are the most professional warriors and the finest men I've
    had the pleasure to meet."

    General John J "Black Jack" Pershing, US Army:
    "The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!"

    General Mark Clark, US Army:
    "The more Marines I have around, the better I like it!"

    General Johnson, US Army:
    "I can never again see a United State s Marine without experiencing a
    feeling of reverence."

    Richard Harding Davis, war correspondent (1885):
    "The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand."

    A Marine Drill Instructor at Parris Island:
    "Did you come here just to spoil my beloved Corps, maggot?"

    A boot camp weapons coach:
    "To a Marine, happiness is a belt-fed weapon."

    LtCol Oliver North, USMC (ret):
    "The only people I like beside my wife and kids are Marines."

    MajGen J N Mattis, CG, 1st MarDiv - Iraq, March 2003:
    "You are part of the world's most feared and trusted fighting force.
    Engage your brain before you engage your weapon. Share your courage with
    each other as we enter the uncertain terrain north of our Line of
    Departure. Keep faith in your comrades on your left and right and Marine
    Air overhead. Fight with a happy heart and a strong spirit. For the
    mission's sake, our country's sake and the sake of the men who carried the
    Divisi on's colors in past battles -- who fought for life and never lost
    their nerve -- carry out your mission and keep your honor clean.
    Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a
    United States Marine."

    Eleanor Roosevelt - 1945:
    "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 I
    have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps."

    An Anonymous US Marine:
    "I recently attended a Kansas City Chiefs football game at Arrowhead
    Stadium. It was their annual Veteran's Day tribute so members of all the
    services were asked to participate in the festivities. A color guard for
    the National Anthem was provided by the Buffalo Soldiers Association. They
    looked very sharp in their 1800s-era US Army Cavalry uniforms. Following
    that, the Navy parachute team put on an impressive display that brought
    cheers from the 78,000 football fans in attendance. Shortly thereafter, we
    were treated to the truly awesome sight of an Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth
    bomber flyover as well as a few other aircraft. All of these sights -- but
    especially the B-2 -- were truly appreciated by the crowd who let it be
    known by their cheers. I expected that was all we would see of the US
    Military that day. I thought we would see a high school or college
    marching band during half-time. Few watch those shows anyway because they
    have to go to the head or grab another beer during the intermission.
    Shortly before half-time, however, I looked down on the sidelines near the
    end zone and saw the Marine Corps' Silent Drill Team forming up. As the
    half-time show started, the players left the field and the announcer came
    on the public address system to advise us of the Drill Team's performance.
    Many of us Marines have seen these performances in the past and they're
    always awe-inspiring. I didn't expect that the large civilian crowd of
    football fans would be as appreciative of the Drill Team as they had been
    of the high-tech B-2 or the daring of the Navy parachute team. However, I
    was on the edge of my seat. As the Drill Team marched onto the field, the
    crowd grew noticeably quieter. Soon, the team was fully into their
    demonstration. The stadium was absolutely silent. From high in the stands'
    upper reaches where my seats were, I was able to hear the 'snap' and 'pop'
    of hands striking rifles. Both big screen 'Jumbotron' scoreboards
    displayed close ups of the Marines as they went through their routine. As
    they completed their demonstration and lined up for the inspection, the
    crowd began cheering as the Marines twirled their rifles in impossible
    fashion. Then came the inspection. Again, the crowd fell silent and
    watched intently as rifles were thrown, caught, twirled, inspected and
    thrown some more. Each well-practiced feat br ought a 'wow' or 'did you see
    that?' from those sitting around me. I sat there in silent pride as I
    watched my brother Marines exit the field. A young girl behind me asked
    her mother a question about how the Marines learn to do the things they
    just did. The mother replied, 'They practice long and hard and they're
    Marines; they're the best.' "

    Semper Fi.
  2. Ron Frazier

    Ron Frazier TS Member

    May 13, 2006
    Semper Fi!
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
  4. Steve NJ

    Steve NJ Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Thanks Curt!
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    WOW! I would like to think, I have fit most of those discriptions in my life. Once a Marine always a Marine. I don't think anyone ever quits or forgets being a Marine.

    Semper Fi
  6. chipking

    chipking TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Just glanced at my Seiko to see what time it was ;o)
    Semper Fi
    --- Chip King ---
  7. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Another grand and glorious day in the Corps!

    Everyday is a holiday, every meal a feast!

  8. quicksand

    quicksand Guest

    Semper Fi!

    Have a great day and see you on the line soon!

    Dave Rice
  9. FarmerD

    FarmerD TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Semper Fi! from the farm. Brought tears to my eyes. Proud to be a Marine. Ben
  10. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You have to have been there(the corps) to understand the feeling.
    Always proud. Chesty would have been proud too.

  11. Pass103

    Pass103 TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Don said it right, you have to have been there. Semper fi, Frank
  12. Littleboots

    Littleboots Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Do or Die
  13. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    A Home Run. Thanks
  14. Rico46

    Rico46 TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ooooh! Raaaaah! The Few The Proud!

    Rick Brohmer
  15. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Jan 29, 1998
    Thousand Oaks Ca
    Its not just a job. Its an adventure!!!! Semper Fi.
  16. Frenchy

    Frenchy Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Ron Frazier were you by any chance a LT.in Lima co.3/26 who got hit with me on 1 September 67 at Con Thien ?
  17. Ron Frazier

    Ron Frazier TS Member

    May 13, 2006

    No sir, not me.
  18. melie

    melie Guest

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  19. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Now that's funny...I don't care who you are!!

  20. Gilly

    Gilly TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    Was reading your post about 3/26. I was a radio operator for the 26th Marines Scout Sniper Platoon in 1968. My platoon ncommander was Gunner CWO3 Boyd and platoon Sgt. was Shultz. We had a Marine named Frenchy, but he was our air liason operator. Could that have been you?

    Bob Gilchrist, West Virginia
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