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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marines is one of the four branches of the U.S. Military. This is the 41st birthday of the U.S.M.C. as they were established on November 10th 1775 in Philadelphia. They were charged with fighting from both land and sea. Throughout the world there are 194,000 active duty members throughout the world. I am proud to say that we have had Marines within our own family.

Marine Corps first amphibious raid was in the same year created only weeks later when they stormed a British weapons cache in the Bahamas. The first land battle was on the foreign soil of Libya where 600 marines stormed the city of Derna to rescue the crew of the USS Philadelphia from pirates.

Boot camp for Marines are in two different areas. Those males on the west coast will travel to San Diego Males on the east coast as well as all females will travel to Parris Island Marines learn to eat quickly as when the drill instructor is finished then so is every one else.

Fewer than 100 people have received is the title of honorary Marine. This title is given by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Those on the list include General Bob Hope, Master Sgt. BugsBunny, Gary Sinise and Cpl. Jim Nabors.

Marines are often called jarheads. This is because of their hair style. Marines in uniform are not authorized to put their hands in their pockets.

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