Semper Fi: Wishing the Marine Corps a Happy 236th Birthday

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Nov 10, 2011 1:46 PM

Happy birthday Devil Dogs!

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference.  The Marines don’t have that problem.” ~ Ronald Reagan, 1985

“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“We’re surrounded?  Good, now we can kill the bastards in any direction.” ~ Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller; Korean War

“Retreat, hell we just got here!” ~ Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI

“C’mon you sons-of-bitches, do you want to live forever!” ~ GySgt Dan Daley at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI

“Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.” ~ Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, 21 November 1943

“Goddam it, you’ll never get the purple heart hiding in a foxhole!  Follow me!” ~ Captain Henry P. “Jim” Crowe, USMC, Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943