236 years of Teufel Hunden
November 10, 2011 15 Comments
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.
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
- Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps (themoderatevoice.com)
- Happy 236th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- The 2011 Marine Corps Birthday Messages Marks 236 Years of Honor and Dominance on the Field of Battle (moonwolves.wordpress.com)
- Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball (colonel6.com)