Friday, November 10, 2006

Semper Fi

Happy Birthday US Marines.

As a Navy Man there is a special place in my heart for the US Marines. John Paul Jones' victory over the British warship Serapis was due in large part to Marine sharp shooters.

As the Marines often say, "No better friend, no worse enemy".

Semper Fi.

Here is what makes Marines so special.

Still, from a combat-power / force-multiplying perspective, it is the old formula – which creates the magic – that truly sets Marines apart from other soldiers. Perhaps impossible to define, this magic may be expressed in the words of a frantic terrorist whose radio transmission was intercepted by U.S. forces during the assault on Fallujah in 2004: “We are fighting, but the Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but the Marines won’t stop.”

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