Happy Birthday Marines!!!




 
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November 6th, 2004  
cbbr08
 

Topic: Happy Birthday Marines!!!


Advance Happy B-day to all the Marines out there...

Semper Fi
November 6th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
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The "old" and "new" Marine Corps...

There has been lots of speculation about when the "Old Corps" ended and
the "New Corps" began.

I researched this and found the answer.

In 1775 (10th November) the Marine Corps was formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

In the beginning they announced that any new recruit would get a free
tankard of rum.

But they didn't get as many recruits as they wanted so they announced
that from now on all new recruits would get two tankards of rum,

A Marine in the back ranks said,
"We didn't have it that good in the Old Corps"
http://www.military-quotes.com/jokes...ry-jokes-4.htm

It's still a couple of days to the birthday, so I'll save my congrats 'till then..
November 6th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
It will be good to have some USMC information posted here, their history, their current status etc.
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November 7th, 2004  
cbbr08
 
Theres some early Marine corps ball out there just like my brothers in Alabama So thats why I always say it in advance
November 7th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Quote:
The "old" and "new" Marine Corps...

There has been lots of speculation about when the "Old Corps" ended and
the "New Corps" began.

I researched this and found the answer.

In 1775 (10th November) the Marine Corps was formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

In the beginning they announced that any new recruit would get a free
tankard of .

But they didn't get as many recruits as they wanted so they announced
that from now on all new recruits would get two tankards of ,

A Marine in the back ranks said,
"We didn't have it that good in the Old Corps"
http://www.military-quotes.com/jokes...ry-jokes-4.htm

It's still a couple of days to the birthday, so I'll save my congrats 'till then..
Ah, yes! The Old Corps. And this is why a Marine can confidently say that he can drink any other average serviceman under the table!

...and Happy Birthday Marine Corps! 229 years of kickin' ass and takin' names!
November 8th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Nice reading, the histories and traditions of the United States Marine Corps

http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Home_Page.htm

The United States Marine Corps remains a separate organization managed by the Department of the Navy and is the largest service of its kind in the world, with just under 500,000 men and women in its service.
http://ut.essortment.com/unitedstatesma_rjfa.htm

500,000??
US army has total 1 million, USMC 500,000??
November 8th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
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US army has total 1 million, USMC 500,000??
No the USMC has 177,00 active duty men and women, and 40,000 Reserve. The total active amount of military personel in this country is closer to 1.3 million.
November 9th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Check out this site. It is Department of Defense site and gives numbers.
Marines have 177,480 active duty


http://www.dior.whs.mil/mmid/military/RG0409.pdf
November 11th, 2004  
Damien
 
Actually, the corps was formed in the tavern before today in 1775. Today is the anniversary of the Continental Congress decision to fund the Marine Corps as a branch of the US military.


But anyways...

1, 2, 3, 4, HERE'S TO THE MARINE CORPS! OORAH!
November 11th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE CORPS!!! YOU OLD FART! YOU'RE 229 TODAY!