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Lineage of the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Lineage of the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Notably one of the most worldwide recognized emblems is the U.S.M.C. Eagle, Globe, and Anchor or EGA. Note: Eagle, Globe and Anchor as used herein are abbreviated as EGA for article space only. This is not meant as a demeaning abbreviation.

Continental Marines wore various uniforms during the American Revolution (1775-1783), without much standardization. Ships’ captains or Marine officers in command provided uniforms for enlisted men. One of the most famous pictures of the Revolutionary War was painted by Charles Waterhouse. It depicts American Marines wearing red uniforms, almost identical to those worn by British Royal Marines. Other common depictions of Continental Marines show them wearing a green swallow-tailed coat with white trousers. There were no insignia on these uniforms.

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Sgt Michael Craig - August 11, 2021

The marines maid me the man i am a proud american that would lay down my life for another if need be .that is me as a marine .once a marine all ways a marine

‘Stoney’ Brook - April 18, 2020

Everything we needed to know about Life, we learned in the Marine Corps:

The easy way is always mined
You can’t hurt ’em if you don’t hit ’em
Shoot them in the left eye, watch the expression change in the right eye; fight’s over
The only thing more bad-ass than a Marine is a Marine Fire Team
Two up, one back, take the high ground
BRASS: Breathe, relax, aim, slack, squeeze
Never, ever, piss off the First Sergeant or the Gunny

Al - April 18, 2020

The symbol says it all with pride every Marine carries, brotherhood that walks right along with, the sence of being part of something great.

Semper Fi

Le Modele Francais - April 18, 2020

“We ain’t just good lookin’ – we’ll kick your ass too!”
Says it all!
Ohh-rah – Semper Fi

Kapena - April 18, 2020

There’s a humble quiet pride every marine carries with them. Meet another Marine by chance anywhere and there’s an instant connection. You feel like he’s your actual brother! No other service can relate. Unless they were in combat together. Marines are very leery of people claiming to be Marins. I ran into a Vietnam veteran at Wal-Mart. We were both wearing Marine veteran covers. I said “Semper Fi” Marine, he replied “Semper Fi”. Then looked at me suspiciously and asked are you a Marine? I answered yes! Then he pointed to the US NAVY lanyard around my neck. I said ” Heyy my son is in the Navy deployed overseas!” Sorry man! He then said ok, you had me going there for a second! Some things never change!

Daniel Covert - April 18, 2020

Everything all of you are saying is true for the simple reason , the title of United States Marine is earned never given.
Stay strong Semper Fi.

James Norton - April 18, 2020

I am so proud of my Marine dress greens. My one service stripe, my three chevrons with a rocker, my four ribbons, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, and of course my Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on my lapels. It doesn’t matter to me, that no one knows what I achieved or where I served, except,… for my brothers, who can read my ribbons. My uniform is simple, classy, and stands distinguished by it’s sharp creases, green color, and a dash of crimson around my green chevrons with crossed rifles. We, who served in the Corps, can feel the honor to this day of saying, “I am a Marine.”

Gio - April 18, 2020

Kapena you are absolutely correct that Marines will have more memorabilia displayed on their vehicles or homes compared to other services. Every one of my Marine friends have a Marine Flag on display at their home. Numerous times when I notice another Marine by the display on his cover or shirt I will make it a point to acknowledge him with a Semper Fi. Shouting to each other across a parking lot or crowded room is not unusual. On the other hand I have seen two guys walk past each other with one wearing a cover and the other a t-shirt indicating that they were Army and they never said a word to each other. I thank God everyday that I am part of a proud brotherhood of warriors that are known and feared around the world, the United States Marine Corps!
Semper Fi and Happy Easter to all my Marine Brothers and Sisters, and their families.

Kapena - April 18, 2020

Out of the roughly 22 million veterans in the United States only 1 percent is United States Marines. Yet I notice Marine memorabilia displayed on vehicles more than any other branch of service! So stand tall and show your pride. You are part of a very select few. Remember who you are and what the EGA and our stars and stripes represents. THE BROTHERHOOD OF MARINES! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS! SEMPER FIDELIS!

Harry 1371 - April 18, 2020

I agree! It is the most recognized military symbol anywhere. Show it to most anyone and they will know. I am looking at my 8×10 brass model hanging on my wall right in front of me. Its been hanging there forever and I look at every time I sit down at my computer. Ask anyone what the other branches of service symbols are and you would probably get a blank stare. I also believe “The Marine Corps Hymn ” is the most popular of all the military. SEMPER FI everyone! Harry 1371

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