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Marine Quote – Marine By God
Marine By God - What is a Marine?
The USMC is over 219 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. We were born in a bomb crater, our mother was an M-16 and our father was the devil.
Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough-looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky, self-centered, overbearing, and I do not know the meaning of fear, for I am fear itself. I am a green, amphibious monster made of blood and guts who arose from the sea, festering on anti-Americans throughout the globe. Whenever it may arise, and when my time comes, I will die a glorious death on the battle field, giving my life to mom, the Corps, and the American flag.
We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army. On the 7th day, while God rested, we over-ran his perimeter and stole the globe, and we've been running the show ever since. We live like soldiers and talk like sailors and slap the hell out of both of them. Soldier by day, lover by night, drunkard by choice, Marine by God!
Marine Sayings and Quotes
"Pain is weakness leaving the body."
"If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me."
These are just some of the Marine sayings and quotes that describe our Corps and our first-to-fight tenacity.
The Marine By God (also known as What is a Marine?) essay is a classic writing about the ferocity, loyalty and honor that the Marine Corps stands for. It's been said that friendship - and something beyond friendship - binds the Marine Corps together. We are brothers.
After all, the meaning of Semper Fidelis is "Always Faithful." It's the motto of every Marine and a commitment to successful battles, our Nation's progress and the "steadfast loyalty to the fellow Marines we fight alongside."
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