Happy Birthday Marines.

timbo

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I was a sailor in the aviation part of the Navy. We had Marines my Avionics classes and I learned to highly respect those men (no Marine women in my class at the time). They were the hardest working and most shipshape men I had ever run into. Even as Avionics Techs, they were Marines first. Always drilling and running PT while we, comparatively speaking indolent sailors, were slacking off.

I will never forget that they are usually the ones that take the full brunt of being there first to engage the enemy. Battle of Derna, Battle of Chapultepec, Battle of Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Battle of Inchon, Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Battle of Khe Sanh, Battle of Hue City, Tet Offensive (I lost a good friend in that battle, PFC Kenneth Jordan), Second Battle of Fallujah and the list goes on...

Semper Fi Marines!
 
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