Wednesday, November 10, 2010



General Lejeune's Birthday Message:

On November 1st. 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the Birthday of the Corps. Since the day, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves on many battlefields and foreign shores, in war and peace. On this Birthday of the Corps, therefore, in compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, Article 38 United States Marine Corps Manual, Edition of 1921, is published as follows:

"On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousands of men have borne that name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

The record of our Corps is one which bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war and in the long era of tranquility at home generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas so that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the Birth of the Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation and has long been the distinguishing mark of Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the me of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps."



  2. Once a Marine, always a Marine, so Happy Birthday Marines, and Gunny G.

  3. Happy Birthday Gunny (and Happy Birthday to all US Marines).

    The "streets" are indeed guarded in Heaven by US Marines. God always uses the best.

  4. Thx all.

    Take a moment today and think about the Leathernecks in Iraq and Afghanistan (as well as our sister services) who languish unsupported by this regime. May God watch over them.

  5. Happy Birthday to All Marines...past, present and future.

    From a daughter of a retired Marine (and Chosin survivor), wife of a former Marine and Vietnam vet.

    Semper Fi Marine.

  6. I was just about to email you on this. At the last second i said...Hmm, better check to see if he posted something yet.

    Happy Birthday USMC

    God Bless the marine Corp

  7. Yeah. Tonight will be a bitch.
    Me and my Jarhead drinking pal will be going to the local waterhole.
    To celebrate "his" birthday.
    We will probably get smashed.
    We will then call my Jarhead cousin, a retired USMC colonel.
    Who dropped napalm for my pal in The Nam.
    Then the lil' woman will pour me in the van and deliver me back to the barracks.
    It's a bitch.
    But somebody's gotta do it!
    Happy birthday, Jarhead.

  8. BeverleyD,

    God Bless your father. The Frozen Chosen set the bar even higher for future Marines. Semper Fi to your clan.

  9. Jim,

    Always appreciate people double checking me and keeping me honest! Especially as I get older and I think Monday is Tuesday is Friday and vice versa! haha

  10. Buck,

    About damn time you started hanging with a better class of people!

  11. To all,

    Yes a happy birthday indeed. Sweetened by the knowledge that Barry got neutered a week ago.

    I just got back after toasting the corps a dozen times. Fortunately spell check works.

    Semper Fi Brothers & Sisters

  12. Gunny:

    Nephew is a Navy doc (going to 'Stan next year); his brother-in-law is a Marine who did a tour in Iraq. I'm Army, middle son is Army (three tours with the 1st Cav in Iraq as an 11B). Bunch of my veteran organization buddies are Marines.

    Was thinking about going to Cookie's Tavern, 10th & Oregon in South Philadelphia, to celebrate, but had other things to get done. Done Cookie's several times; have a clip-on tag that says "Just An Army Puke" and usually in some sort of identifying Army gear to separate me from the "wannabees" of any Service.

    Happy Birthday, my Brothers and Sisters in Arms!


    P.S. Shepard Smith on Fox did the Corps on his "This Day in History" bit tonight.

  13. Sgt Relic,

    Long time no hear. Hope all is well on the homefront. Semp Fi

  14. Hardnox,

    Toasting the Corps right now. A little vodka and grape!

  15. Anon,

    Best to your kin going in harm's way. Be CAREFUL and come back safe. America is gonna need their kind in the future.

    Yeah, I flip the Army guys I work around shit but it is done with love! haha. We're different but again, One Team, One Fight.