236 years of Teufel Hunden

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236 years today ago a paragon of excellence was born: The United States Marine Corps.

They gave good service in the Revolution, of course, but first became famous when they came off a Navy flotilla led by USS Enterprise by command of President Jefferson, himself,and stormed all the way to Tripoli.

Next they helped the Army get ashore at Vera Cruz; thereby leading to the famous couplet “From the halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli“. These were the first of what Leckie called America’s planetary soldiers. They served in the Civil War and the Spanish American war.

“Retreat? Hell, we just got here.”

In the First World War at Belleau Wood they were so brave (Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to liver forever) that it is now the “Bois de la Brigade de Marine“. They collected the Teufel Hunden moniker from the Kaiser himself.

And so it went, China in the 30’s, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, all the way across the Pacific, raising the flag on Iwo Jima, when the going was tough, the cry was heard: “Send in the Marines”.

Bringing out their dead and wounded all the way from the Yalu in “frozen Chosen”, the amphibious landing and all that followed at Danang. The Maya Guez, Lebanon.

Eagle, Globe and Anchor, a reminder to the world that the world we live in was built by the United States led by the United States Marine Corps.

Personally, I will be quite pleased when I walk on heavens streets, to know that they are guarded by United States Marines.

Happy Birthday to the Corps

Semper Fidelis

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15 Responses to 236 years of Teufel Hunden

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  4. I’ve got a soft spot for my nation’s Marines, that’s for sure. I happen to know and love one of heaven’s street guards. Also, Teufel Hunden will always remind me of my older son, who loves history but used to get his world wars mixed up:

    http://nooneofanyimport.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/dont-you-call-my-dog-a-nazi/

    best
    Lin

  5. I know quite a few of those street guards by now, from Guadalcanal on, I will be glad to see them again (And I’ll bet it’s a really good party when they get off duty). By the way, I was running really late the other day and it didn’t get into the post but, that quote “Come on you sons…forever” is from an NCO who was a double Medal of Honor winner.

    Mixing the world wars up, ah, we all do it from time to time.

    I highly recommend your post linked above.

    Dave

  6. Reblogged this on nebraskaenergyobserver and commented:

    For 237 years, Simply the Best

  7. JessicaHof says:

    Hurrah the Marines – True Grit :) xx

    • Indeed so.

      • JessicaHof says:

        Great posts from you today my dearest friend :) xx

        • Thank, dearest friend. :-) xx

        • JessicaHof says:

          So many good ones today, too :)

        • And so many I didn’t use as well

        • JessicaHof says:

          :) xx

        • :-) xx

  8. Reblogged this on Practically Historical.

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