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    Happy 234th birthday, USMC!

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    On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of Captain (later Major) Samuel Nicholas. Nicholas, the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines, remained the senior Marine officer throughout the American Revolution and is considered to be the first Marine Commandant. The Treaty of Parris in April 1783 brought an end to the Revolutionary War and as the last of the Navy's ships were sold, the Continental Navy and Marines went out of existence.

    Following the Revolutionary War and the formal re-establishment of the Marine Corps on 11 July 1798, Marines saw action in the quasi-war with France, landed in Santo Domingo, and took part in many operations against the Barbary pirates along the "Shores of Tripoli". Marines participated in numerous naval operations during the War of 1812, as well as participating in the defense of Washington at Bladensburg, Maryland, and fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the defeat of the British at New Orleans. The decades following the War of 1812 saw the Marines protecting American interests around the world, in the Caribbean, at the Falkland Islands, Sumatra and off the coast of West Africa, and also close to home in the operations against the Seminole Indians in Florida.

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    And I have Wednesday off. :woohoo:
     
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    It's someone else's birfday today.....Right Frank? :D
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFeHoMhuz7A"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFeHoMhuz7A[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWxfaa65a_Q"]YouTube - Defenders of Freedom[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90UPLLo6nY]YouTube - USMC Silent Drill Platoon[/ame]
     
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    Gotta spread the rep around first...I'll have to call up the two marines I know.
     
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    I had the...uh, pleasure, of witnessing this on several occasions.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJpwlvIIDcY]YouTube - MARINE Boot Camp[/ame]

    Focus under duress...quite the understatement.
     
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    "That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines"

    2nd Continental Congress
    10 November 1775



    thank you for your sevice.
     
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    Happy Birthday! USMC. I found this poem, I liked it:

    What Did We Do To Deserve This?

     
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