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I like Marines

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I Like Marines

A speech made in Newport, RI

by Rear Admiral J. Stark, USN

President of the Naval War College,

 

 

 

 

The first reason I like Marines:

They set high standards for themselves

and those around them,

and will accept nothing less.

 

I like the way Marines march.

I like the way Marines do their basic training

whether it's Quantico, Parris Island, or San Diego.

 

I like the idea that Marines cultivate an ethos conductive of

producing hard people in a soft age.

I like the fact that Marines stay in shape.

I like the fact that the Marines only have one boss;

the Commandant. And I like the directness of the Commandant.

 

I like the fact that Marines are stubborn.

I like the way Marines obey orders.

I like the way Marines make the most of the press.

I like the wholehearted professionalism of the Marines.

 

It occurred to me that the services could be

characterized by different breeds of dogs.

 

The Air Force reminded me of a French Poodle.

 

The poodle always looks perfect... sometimes a bit

pampered and always travels first class. But don't

ever forget that the poodle was bred as a hunting dog

and in a fight it's very dangerous.

 

The Army is kind of like a St. Bernard. It's big and

heavy and sometimes seems a bit clumsy. But it's very

powerful and has lots of stamina. So you want it for

the long haul.

 

The Navy, God bless us, is a Golden Retriever. They're

good natured and great around the house. The kids love 'em.

Sometimes their hair is a bit long.... they go wandering off

for long periods of time, and they love water.

 

Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans,

because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean

or skinny and mean.

 

They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense.

They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat.

That sounds like a Marine to me!

 

So what I really like about Marines is that first to fight

isn't just a motto, it's a way of life. From the day they

were formed at Tun Tavern 221 years ago, Marines have

distinguished themselves on battlefields around the world.

 

From the fighting tops of the Bonhomme Richard, to the sands

of Barbary coast, from the swamps of New Orleans to the halls

of Montezuma, from Belleau Wood, to the Argone Forest, to

 

Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima, and Okinawa and Inchon, and Chosin

Reservoir and Hue City and Quang Tri and Dong Ha, and Beirut,

and Grenada, and Panama, and Somalia and Bosnia and a thousand

unnamed battlefields in godforsaken corners of the globe.

 

Marines have distinguished themselves by their bravery, and

stubbornness and aggressive spirit, and sacrifice, and love of

country, and loyalty to one another.

 

They've done it for you and me, and this country we all love so

dearly. They asked for nothing more than the honor of being a

United States Marine.

 

 

That's why I like Marines.

 

 

http://www.globalspecialoperations.com/marines.html

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I've been in for four and a half years now.

 

I still like being a Marine.

 

Doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to getting out in two months though =)

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but devil dog hoorah semper Fi. kill.

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I've been in for four and a half years now.

 

I still like being a Marine.

 

Doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to getting out in two months though =)

 

 

lol roger that.

 

I've only been in a lil over a year.

 

I totally forgot about this post, especially when I was looking for it a month ago.

 

and Barnzee, not here.

 

Semper Fi

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semper fi that speech is dope the only problem is no one goes to basic in Quantico just thought i might clear that up as you were

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ooh-fuckin-rah to that.

 

i had never seen that speech before.

 

copied and saved. thank you for posting that sir.

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Qua Patet Orbis

No I'm not a marine, nor am I military, I might become the later in the future though.

Nice speech. I like the one in the beginning of Medal of Honor Pacific assault better though.

Cheers

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semper fi that speech is dope the only problem is no one goes to basic in Quantico just thought i might clear that up as you were

 

 

OCS, Officer Candiate School is in MCB Quantico,VA :D

 

I work with enough of them and been in long enough to know

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ooh-fuckin-rah to that.

 

i had never seen that speech before.

 

copied and saved. thank you for posting that sir.

 

 

our GOH read it a the ball last year to us, always loved hearing it.

 

and dont call me sir, I work for a living :P

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our GOH read it a the ball last year to us, always loved hearing it.

 

and dont call me sir, I work for a living :P

 

lol.

 

if you ever wanted to see where i worked everyday, just go to kinser and hit up the conad/conpers/whatever the fuck it is now building by s-1. with the helo pad. everyday almost for 3.5 years.

 

loved every second of it.

 

even found my old barracks on google earth lol

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