Happy 237th Jarheads!


Happy 237th Birthday to all of my brothers & sisters in the United States Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA, to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was born.

1st Commandant: Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783)

Click on the link above. Toview the timeline by decade, scroll down. To view details for each decade, click to ‘right arrow’. Very nicely done.

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5 Responses to Happy 237th Jarheads!

  1. SemperFi says:

    There was never a prouder moment (one that required all of ME to reach) than when I marched across the parade deck on Parris Island to receive my EGA (Eagle, Globe and Anchor to those that don’t know).

    Being one of The Few was a singularly defining life style that I will forever look back on with a smile and a tear.

    But, boy, how things have changed.

    Regardless, my thoughts and prayers go out to those who wore the green and continue to wear it today, facing challanges that I can only imagine as our world spins through space.

    Happy Birthday, Marines. Semper Fidelis.

  2. notamobster says:

    Your Message from the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps:

    Separately, some quotes from the long line of solid Marine Corps leadership:

    “Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”
    GySgt. Daniel J. “Dan” Daly, USMC
    Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918

    “Be polite. Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” ~Gen James Mattis

    “Gone to Florida to fight the Indians. Will be back when the war is over.”
    Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson, USMC
    in a note pinned to his office door, 1836

    “Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!”
    Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC
    Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950

    “You’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!”
    Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943

  3. serfer62 says:

    To the Marines! The best thing to happen to me! SF

    All Marines & Corpmen are invited to BBQ at my ranch 42 miles south of the Kona airport. Turn onto the Old Road at the 88 mile marker, 1/4 mile…look for the Colors

  4. sortahwitte says:

    Where I learned to take responsibility for my actions and love my country. Thanks to the ones who wore the green before me. Thanks to those present and future. Semper Fi, carry on.

  5. xenicalman says:

    Happy Birthday back at ya!

    This will be the 1st. Birthday Ball that I have missed in 26 years.Damn old age and it’s associated ills.

    Semper Fi

    FMF Doc Joe
    Nam 66/67
    1-9, The walking Dead.