Marines or Soldiers?? - Page 2




 
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February 17th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
I'm not taking any sides here when saying this because there isn't a side to be taken in American Defense, but the historical definition of a soldier and the connotation of that better applies to the Marines than the Army for the simple reason that the Marines do more of the fighting(the soldier part) and the army does the occupation(the policing part). My two cents throw it in the gutter if you will.
February 17th, 2004  
Chaotic
 
well i counted to ten and im relaxed and im good..

Marine, being by name is just that its Marine Warfare where we attack from the sea.. thats it.

soldiers are just that.. fighters.. i wish i could say land based but you guys come from everywhere..

Marine are just 1st wave style fighters. Everyone is unique, we do not compare ourselves to everyone. We are expedetionary and we are a maritime force. Thats we like to take cruises on the navy ships...we like to be on the water..

(well not really )
February 18th, 2004  
Allan
 
it's just a discussion guys - a little friendly rivalry is all good

Quote:
Originally Posted by USMC-Taylor
the USMC are probably the fiercest and most recognized soldiers in this world
comments like that I think need to be elaborated on a little further
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February 18th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
I split this one from the "worlds best soldier" post..

It was getting waaay


You can continue here if you want to.
But watch your language, and respect the other members opinions too!
February 18th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: OK.


NOW your starting to upset me, diplomatic....
The US Army did it's share of fighting. Are you saying that say, the 101st and the 82nd AB divisions did less fighting then the Marines? Now, the Marines are a smaller branch so they have less backlines units, thats true. But to say that the Marines conqure and the Army occupies, thats all wrong. Were the beaches of Normandy taken by the Marines? Did the Marines "Lead the way" in North Africa? How About Italy? Was the Marine core the Main force in the drive to Bagdahd? No. Marines do their job- Seaborne shock troops. They are some of the best warriors in the world. But the fighting Army units are also very good.
February 18th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Heck yeah, sherman! Thanks for the support, brother.
February 18th, 2004  
Anonymous
 
Never call a Marine a soldier. Never call a soldier a Marine. Why? Is it because one is better than the other? No. They are earned titles, titles earned with sweat, blood and tears and titles that represent something to all of us that have earned them. I was once a soldier, and part of me will always be .. but now I am a Marine, and I'm just as proud of that as I was of being a soldier.

The Marines and the Army each have a different culture within their respective services. Neither is better than the other, and all are professionals. But there are differences in attitude, professionalism, philosophy and outlooks. Each service has their 10% assclowns, the slackers, the lackeys that make everyone look bad to an untrained and unaccustomed eye. Each have their problems, and perhaps that is best saved for another thread, but the point is ... a grunt is a grunt. We in the Infantry (whether Army or Marine, Airborne or leg) are all ground pounding killers of men. Professionals at what we do, and proud of the weight we carry, the sweat that pores out of us, and the blood we shed for our Country.
February 18th, 2004  
Chaotic
 
Amen Brother
Amen!!!
February 18th, 2004  
No MERCY
 
 

Topic: deserved


the marines wiped out anything that stood in their path. They fought and killed those DAMN so called soldiers!! There are more dead marines than army. Where were you when the marines needed the army. They can't fight this war alone! They deserve the title marines and sure do earn respect just by that title. Give'em that at least. They all fought their hearts out. They used their blood, sweat and tears for G*D sakes!!!
~THE BEST WAY TO LOSE A FIGHT IS NOT TO FIGHT AT ALL!~SENSEI ANTHONY DIAZ
February 18th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
What soldiers??
What dead Marines??
When did the Marines need the Army??

What are you talking about??