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Semper Fi, Marines!
Posted by: McQ on Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy birthday.

Despite the inter-service rivalry and humor that goes back and forth between the services, I have a real fondness for Marines. They're grunts after all and being a grunt is a universal thing. Infantrymen give each other grief but they truly are brothers in type and no matter the service they respect each other.

Anyway, the Jarheads are celebrating today and rightfully so. A proud and elite service who's history and honors are second to none.

So happy 231st birthday, Devil Dogs. May you have a few hundred more.

BTW, if you'd like to read a blog that knows the Marines about as well as anyone, may I recommend Villainous Company. Cassandra does a marvelous job of not only telling you what is going on in the Corps, but also, as a Marine officers's wife, what is going on the home front as well. She's an excellent writer and I try to get by there every day.

Last and certainly not least, it seems fitting that today the President of the United States announced that Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham would be awarded the nation's highest honor for valor posthumously: the Medal of Honor.

Cpl. Dunaham was profiled on Project Hero here. As you'll see, the honor is well deserved.

So again, Marines, I say - "Semper Fi" in your honor. And let us all honor the sacrifice of Medal of Honor winner Cpl. Jason Dunhan.

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So happy 231st birthday, Devil Dogs. May you have a few hundred more.
Think it’ll take that long? ;^)
Written By: OrneryWP
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Good article, McQ, thanks. Btw, on this day to remember veterans let me express my thanks for your service and for everyone else here who likewise served in uniform. God keep you all.
Written By: John
I, too, would like to say thanks here to your constant support of veterans.

I’d also like to point up to the "unnecessary" and "inefficient" competetion between the various armed forces — which means that over the long term our forces get the BEST equipment. Because if the Army gets a cool new toy, er, tank, the Marines want one too. Or something better.

The interservice rivalry is great for getting the highest quality; and I don’t think it’s so bad with respect to cost. As I, in Europe, read about Airbus...

As a USNA midshipman, I might well have gone into the Marines instead of bailing out after 2 years for Stanford, and CA, and Heinlein oriented Libertarianism.
Written By: Tom Grey - Liberty Dad

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