Originally Posted by brinktk
Marine Corps has more tradition and history...REALLY? I wasn't aware of that. The Army IS the oldest branch of the military. It also has paid the highest price to secure the freedom we enjoy.
How many marines fought in the Rev war...1812...Mex War...and the war between the states? Did the marines secure the Western half of the United States fighting the Sioux, Cheyene, Apache, Comanche, etc. Indians toothe and nail for almost half a century? Where were the marines during the Spanish American War?...3 regiments of Marines fought in WWI, compared to over 1 million soldiers. All of the European theatre and over half of the Pacific theatre in WWII were fought by the Army. Not to mention the two biggest modern naval invasions in history (Normandy and Torch) were done with the Army(in conjunction with British/Canadian/ ANZAC troops) Or Korea, I guess the most decorated American unit during that war WASN'T the 1st Cavalry division of the US Army. Then there's Vietnam, the Marines paid in the battles like the hill fights, Khe Sanh, Hue, and numerous operations along the DMZ, but the Army paid just as dearly in the battles of Ia Drang, Dak To, and the A Shau Valley. I could go on and on but the fact of the matter is if you take a marine grunt and an army grunt that have been doing ongoing operations for months on end, sleep deprived, underfed, and over worked, their misery is essentially the same. In the operational environment I don't care if the guy is AF, Army, Marines, or Navy...All I care about is that they do their jobs and they watch my back.
Only boots get hung up on the "who's better" contest, and as far as I'm concerned Mr. Morgan, you haven't earned the right to comment one way or another. Until that EGA is pinned on your collar, keep your trap shut.