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May 19, 2009

Marine Corps Values Honor, Courage, Commitment


Wild Thing's comment..........

I love the video.

....Thank you DH for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 19, 2009 05:44 AM


Great vid!!! As an Army reservist I can transfer to any branch of the Military I want. I might have to do their boot camp though I'm not sure. Unfortunately obama will see to it that the Military is cut down to size which means just cut.

I was just watching Glenn Beck and he was talking about china. All the while he's talking about the things we did to get The United States where it is as the World Superpower and it makes me think that our own government is precipitating our prospective decline into a poor third world dictatorship. I sent him an e-mail about it at his show. I don't know if I'll get a reply or anything but it makes me feel better.

I'm hoping for Ronald Reagan to come back because the things he did to defeat the USSR are the exact same things we should be doing to defeat the chicoms.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at May 19, 2009 06:12 PM

Robert Russell Garwood and John Patrick Murtha not withstanding Chrissie. Love those Marines.

P.S, JohnE PFC U.S. Army. Don't let anything stand in your way if you want it. I look back with some slight regrets at a decision I once made, I was being wooed by the U.S. Marines for a slot in an 8" Howitzer unit at the same time as I was considering Armor, I went with the Armor, not that I regret that decision either, it dovetailed into my existing MOS at the time, 11E20 isn't a bad MOS to add to your résumé' either. Both combat arms jobs will challenge you and bust your buns!!!

Posted by: Jack at May 19, 2009 06:37 PM

President Harry S. Truman considered abolishing the Corps as part of the 1948 reorganization of the military. As Truman said, "The only propaganda machine that rivals that of Stalin is that of the United States Marine Corps." Truman, a former U.S. Army artillery captain, felt that the Marines were useless, despite their many successes in World War One and World War two.

Since Korea hadn't happened yet. With the UN forces bunched up at Pusan, MacArthur needed an end run around the Korean Pennisular at Inchon. The Joint Chiefs' were against this invasion, because, for one, the tides were so screwy, as it were only half of the invasion force could be landed in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. The JCS told MacArthur that type of landing was impossible, they didn't know the Marines very well. Inchon went off without a hitch. MacArthur got his 'atta-boy' and the Marines got another Battle Streamer.

If the Marine Corps PR machine didn't do the job they could make advertising from their enemies. In Korea, the Marines wore what was known as 'Spats' or canvas leggings over their 'Boondockers' about a half boot, everybody else had real boots(When I was in Boot camp only Airdales got Boondockers), with age they turned a pale yellow. Captured Chinese prisoners referred to the Marines as 'Yellow legs' they were told not to attack the 'yellow legs' they stand and fight and don't retreat.

Today the Marine Corps is still a volunteer Service and the Young men and women measure up to the highest standards of the Corps.

Semper Fi.

Posted by: Mark at May 19, 2009 06:43 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, that is great that
you sent an email. Here is what I have
noticed over the years. I have had a
personal reply about 5 times, one that
is not a form letter. But I can tell
you that the person whoever it is
does get the letters and many times
they read them on their own and not
some secretary or helper.

Glenn Beck did not answer mine a year
ago personally but I did get an email
back from someone on his staff and it
was very nice. It took awhile to get
the reply because they have so much

Keep writing to any of them when you
want to. I agree so much JohnE, it feels
good to write.

JohnE, I am very proud of you for serving
our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 20, 2009 12:14 AM

Jack, I agree, all except for the ones
you mentioned.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 20, 2009 12:19 AM

Mark,thank you so much for telling about
that. We need all of our military not just
part of it and the Marines oh my gosh
we sure need them.

There are so many things about the Marine
Corps that make it so special. I love it.
And I also love their ads....all of it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 20, 2009 12:25 AM