About which branch of the military do you prefer?
|April 21st, 2010||#1|
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which branch of the military do you prefer? info
Last edited by milesboy; April 22nd, 2010 at 14:02..
|April 21st, 2010||#4|
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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.
|April 21st, 2010||#5|
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Moved this to the proper section. And while I agree with the 2Lt, if this thread turns into a pissing contest, it will be closed. Goes for everyone. Understood?
MCpl K. Steliga
Wing Operations/Air Traffic Control
14 Wing Greenwood
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
|April 22nd, 2010||#7|
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|April 22nd, 2010||#8|
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I've served in the Army as well as the Navy.
Which one did I think was the best ... check out the signature and the Avatar.
BTW - the Navy was formed first .. and .. the Marines at one time, were considered 'Sailor/Soldiers'.
As far as a pissing contest, it requires ALL branches of the military to carry out a war that spans the four corners of the world. Don't think so .. check out the War for Independence/WWI/WWII, etc. It required an integrated force to obtain peace.
|April 22nd, 2010||#9|
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I'm aiming for the USMC, but wouldn't mind landing in the Army, Navy, National Guard, or Air Force. I'd probably be content in any of them, and am certainly not one to undermine one for the other -- at least, not rationally.
For now, however, I prefer the USMC. My old step-father as well as numerous other family members and friends were in the Marines. Spending a few years in K-bay with my step-father, surrounded by marines, left a big impression on me very early on... and my mind was pretty much made up from that point on, and still hasn't changed.
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