November 10th is when we celebrate the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Over the years our faithful Marines have given us plenty to celebrate!
“My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers…These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost.” (2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II)
“The Marines…will never disappoint the most sanguine expectations of their country. Never! I have never known one who would not readily advance in battle.” (Capt. C. W. Morgan, USN in a letter to Brevet BGen Archibald Henderson, 1852