“Don’t die for your country; make your enemy die for his”
Submitted by: Sean Brauner Cpl USMC
Air Force vs. Elite Force
The following story circulated from a long forgotten source sometime during the extremely short 8 yrs, 9 mos, and 3 days of my enlistment: An Air Force Sergeant approached a Marine Sergeant outside an Enlisted Club to voice his disapproval after witnessing the seemingly harsh treatment the NCO had inflicted upon a young Lance Corporal. It seems the LCPL had over-indulged himself on beverages and had commenced a hands on demolition of the interior of the building before being hauled outside by the ear via one relatively large Marine Sergeant. Once outside, the SGT had apparently backhanded the LCPL in the back of his head/neck area, ordered him lock his drunken body at the position of attention , and proceeded to verbally reprimand the Devil-Pup in a manner befitting the behavior exhibited. When mission complete with the verbal full frontall assault, the SGT ordered the LCPL to return to the barracks and standby for the shock waves the following morning. Totally appalled by this public display, the Airman (with whom some credit should be given for having the fortitude to do so, however, the line between bravery and stupidity is reportedly very fine) approached the SGT and commented, “Hey Sergeant, don’t you think you were a little to harsh on that young man?” The SGT very calmly but firmly stated, “First of all, you’d better execute an about face and commence walking before you spring a leak, second of all, that’s exactly the kinda thing that makes men like me an ELITE FORCE and people like you, the Air Force.” Each party then silently parted, leaving with us yet another Corpsism which has been passed on from generation to generation.
Respectfully submitted, Kyle R. Fix, Former SGT, USMC.
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
-JS Mill, 1863
Called a Marine
The Air Force Chief of Staff would never be called Airman The Chief of Naval Operations would never be called Sailor The Commanding General of the Army would never be called Soldier BUT! The Commandant of the Marine Corps is Damn Proud to be called MARINE
Almost Marine Proof
Maj. Jim Cummiskey flung his laptop computer across the stage at the October 16 Las Vegas computershow. He then stomped on it. Picked it up and turned it on.
“Now you see, this is a pretty tough box. I wouldn’t characterize it as Marine proof, but it’s clearly Marine resistant.”
Headline: Washington Times
CLINTON PENTAGON APPOINTEE INSULTS MARINES
Washington,D.C. Nov.13 Ms. Sara E. Lister, Clinton-appointee Pentagon personnel director, was quoted describing the U.S. Marine Corps as “extremist” and “dangerous”and more.
Ms. Lister demonstrates the truism, “There are only two groups of people who know U.S. Marines: 1. U.S. Marines and 2. The enemy Everybody else has a second-hand opinion.” semper fidelis Jim Baxter Sgt. USMC World War II and Korea
“Civilians cannot and will not understand us because they are not one of us. The Corpswe love it, live it and shall die for it. If you have never been in it, you shall never understand it. Semper Fidelis!”
GySgt Brad Lemke
A History Teacher
It seemed from the conversation that this fellow, despite his appearance, had flunked his physical examination and the officer was giving him the bad news. The blonde guy pleaded for an exception that would allow him to become a Marine. The captain listened quietly, staring straight ahead, thought for a moment, the said “An exception could be made only if you have some special skills or training that the Corps needs. In that case, we might consider a waiver in order to take advantage of those skills.”
“Tell me, young man what is your profession?”
“Teach history sir.”
The captain stared into the blonde man?s eyes, spoke slowly and deliberately.
“Son we don?t teach history, we make it!”
THE MISSION OF MARINE ARTILLERY
The mission of Marine artillery is to kill as many Godless enemy bastards and their subhuman, immoral cohorts as possible with the least expenditure of munitions and to integrate all supporting fires to restore cave dwelling as an accepted way of life in the former enemy region! Ft. Sill Artillery Detachment
From Bruce Strengberg, Sgt. USMC 1965-1971
On an important piece of Marine Corps history:
Joseph Gold, the oldest living Marine in the United States and a resident of the County Manor Health Care Center in Tenafly, New Jersey, just celebrated his 105th birthday. He enlisted in 1918, and fought in the first World War.
The Recruit’s Creed
To be a Marine
You have to believe in:
Your fellow Marines
Quote from General George S. Patton
(Close to the end of the war in Europe)
“The quicker we clean up this God Damn mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest too, before the Marines get all the God Damn credit.”
Former Marines Make A Bride’s Wish Come True
Larkann “Lynn” Stewart was 6 months old when her father, Lance Corporal David Stewart, was killed in an ambush in Vietnam on Jan. 13, 1968.
On her wedding day, Aug. 30, 1997, she wanted someone who served with her father to walk down the aisle to give her away.
The problem for the Memphis, Tenn. born bride was that she didn’t know anyone who would fill the bill.
Her plight reached retired marine Fred Tucker, the Tennessee commissioner of veterans affairs. He took the problem as a personal challenge and issued press releases, made phone calls, conducted research and contacted several service-associated publications, including Leatherneck magazine.
Response was tremendous, according to Tucker, who verified that Steven Meyer, who lived in Modesto, Calif., near the site of the wedding, indeed served with Stewart.
Meyer said he was happy to be able to serve the daughter of a comrade in arms. At the request of the bride, Tucker, too, took the walk down the aisle.
He flew to Sacramento, Calif., wedding at his own expense.
“Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal. Suck it up. Be a Marine”