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Happy Birthday Marines

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Saturday Nov 10th. the birthday of the United States Marine Corp. Semper Fi and thanks for your service. Sunday Nov 11th Veterfans Day. Thanks to all you vets and present military for your service. These two dates are very important to me & all US citizens. I dont care if you are a liberal or conservative or what color you are, I thank you.
     
  2. Old Texas Marine

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    HBT

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  3. grntitan

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    My oldest son leaves for CA for US Marines basic training in December. I'm proud as can be but scared.

    Thank you to all who have served and all who are currently serving in all branches of the US Armed Forces.
     
  4. timberfaller

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    Yep, after Libya, our Marines are in scary situation, A CIC who can't be depended on nor trusted.

    Thanks a Million to those who served with Honor!
     
  5. Bob Hawkes

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    He will be a changed person Matt, all good I'm sure with the start in life he's had. God Bless and good luck to him.

    Happy Birthday all and God Bless all our veterans.
     
  6. cubancigar2000

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    Tell your son thanks Matt. Boot camp will change him forever ( for the good) I pray he returns safely
     
  7. BIGDON

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    Matt take a good look as he will come back a different young man.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CORPS may you have another 237 years.

    To fellow jarheads this is a day to remember those of the past.

    Don
     
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    To cubancigar and BIGDON.... Happy Birthday guys and thank to all of you for your service. Don't forget your free meal at Golden Coral on Monday.

    blade819
    US Army 1966-1968
     
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    Best time of my life.
     
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    grntitan,,,,,,,I was where you are 2 1/2 years ago,,,,,,,struggling with pride and concern,,,,,,lots of prayers and faith in the Marine Corps training regimen,,,,,,BEST in the business,,,,,,,,It certainly changed mine and he is the better for it.

    Happy Birthday Marines ,,,,,,,from a tweener......
     
  11. R.Kipling

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    Semper Fi, Marines, from the Air Wing, "we fight above the best".

    It's one birthday that never gets old. I'll save my comments about Hollywood Marines for later..... enjoy your day........Dissss-missed!

    Kip
     
  12. grntitan

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    Thanks all of you for the words of encouragement. I've shared them with my son and his mother. Of course she is a ball of nerves.

    He is a great kid never been in trouble with the law, shoots trap and is an avid hunter/fisherman. Like all boys recently graduated from high school, he needs that right step into manhood. I'm certain they will put him on the right track for life. I just want my boy to come home safely. It's all the sh!t going on in these 3rd World Countries and now ours that worries me.
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    I do remember boot camp well. I went to Paris Island so it was not as pretty as these pictures LOL. It was an experience of a lifetime. I still love the corp. 1962-1969
     
  14. Wahoo

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    We never had any of those cutesy-poo, arcaded barracks at The University of Parris Island where I matriculated in 1956. We had Quonset huts and nissan huts, Yemassee and Elliott's Beach, sand fleas and Saturday morning junk-on-the-bunk.

    Semper Fi to all of you fellow Marines and to the Navy Corpsmen who served with us. To those of you who were never in the Corps, you will never understand what it means to be a Marine!!!!
     
  15. cubancigar2000

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    Up for the Corp
     
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    Happy Birthday to all you leather necks!!!!
     
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    Semper Fi,

    fellow Marines!
     
  18. Unsingle

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    Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Highway 77, just south of Kingsville , Texas .
    One of the officers was using a hand-held radar device to
    check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville .
    The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun
    began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing.
    The officer attempted to reset the radar gun,
    but it would not reset and then it suddenly turned off.
    Just then a deafening roar over the mesquite tree tops on
    Highway 77 revealed that the radar had in fact, locked on to a
    USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low-flying exercise near
    Its Naval Air home base location in Kingsville , Texas .

    Back at the Texas Highway Patrol Headquarters in Corpus Christi the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the U. S. Naval Base Commander in Kingsville for shutting down his equipment.


    The reply came back in true USMC style:

    "Thank you for your letter, you may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down."

    "Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully armed
    aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment's location."

    "Fortunately, the marine pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile
    was launched to destroy the hostile radar position on the side of Highway 77, south of Kingsville ."

    "The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when swearing at them,
    since the video systems on these jets are very high tech."
    "Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun,should get his dentist to check his left molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster."
    Semper Fi
     
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