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Often Tested Always Faithful Brothers Forever

Often Tested Always Faithful Brothers Forever

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Sgt Steve G. - May 25, 2020

Let me define special as far as a Marine is concerned! WE ARE VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE WE ARE MARINES! The ones who have an problem with this are not Marines and could never become a Marine! We are special because we can fight, we are special because we are well trained, we are special because we are family forever, and we are special because we are The Presidents OWN! SEMPER Fi to all my brother and sisters who are Marines and who are my family of Marines!!!

R. Michael Graf, Sgt. USMC - May 25, 2020

Could not have been better said, we are a very proud bunch of brothers. As you say some call us arrogant but we are very self confident and are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice if needed. You might only see one of us once a year but you let something happen and you will see them come out of the wall.
Semper Fi
Mike Graf, BLT 2/4, AMGRUNT

Sgt Ray Sullins - May 25, 2020

From one of those Marines in Khe Sanh, I would like to say well written. Whenever anyone asks you who you are, we always say, ” I am a Marine.” God does not need Marines or anyone else to stand guard on Heaven’s Scenes, but if He wanted someone for the job, you can bet it will US Marines who request the job. Semper Fi, my brothers.

jamey r tinney - May 25, 2020

Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas, Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever, Marine Arrogance

A Marine Sergeant wrote this in response to an army guy who posted a comment on a Marine Corps site that he was sick and tired of “Marine Arrogance.”

The Sergeant says…

“I think that’s what makes Marines special, if only in our own minds, is that elusive Quality of Esprit de Corps. It’s the fact that we, as individual Marines, don’t feel that we are individual Marines. When we wear our uniform, when we hear our Hymn, when we go into battle, we are going with every other Marine who ever wore the uniform.

Standing behind us are the Marines who fought during the birth of our nation. We’re standing with the Marines who fought in WWI and gave birth to the legend of the “Teuful Hunden,” or “Devil Dogs.” We are standing with the Marines who took Iwo and Tarawa and countless other blood soaked islands throughout the Pacific.

We are standing with the “Frozen Chosin” and our beloved Chesty Puller. We are standing with the Marines who battled at Hue City and Khe Sanh and the muddy rice paddies of South East Asia. We are standing with the Marines who fought in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and now are fighting in Afghanistan.

Like real brothers, their blood courses through our veins, and when we go into battle, we would rather lay down our loves than be a disappointment to them. We carry on our backs their legacy, their deaths, and their honor. We carry that for the rest of our lives.

The Marine Corps uniform doesn’t come off when our active duty is over. We wear it daily in our attitude and our love of Corps and country. We wear it on our tattoos and our bumper stickers. We wear it on our hearts.

It’s why, no matter where we are in the world, on November 10th, every Marine celebrates the Marine Corps birthday. It’s why we’ll never be an army of 1. It’s why we never stop being Marines. It’s why, for most of us, being a Marine isn’t something we were. It’s something we are.

It’s the most important part of who and what we are. Some say we’re arrogant. We say we’re proud. We have a right to be proud. We are the United States Marines, the most feared and ferocious group of warriors to walk the face of this earth.

When America’s enemies formulate their battle plans, they plan on going around Marine units because they know D-mn well that they can’t go through them. We are what other branches wish they were.

We are the modern day Spartans. This isn’t bragging. It’s written in the battle history of our country. When there’s a parade and the Marines march by, everyone pays a little more attention. Some say, “arrogance.” We call it “pride.” It’s why, in a crowd of servicemen, you can always spot the Marine. Why are Marines special? I don’t know. We just are.

Semper Fidelis CPL TJR

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