240 Years of Teufel Hunden

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240 years today ago in a Philadelphia tavern, 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 live 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, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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 if and 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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7 Responses to 240 Years of Teufel Hunden

  1. NEO says:

    And this: from the Commandant, and the Sargeant Major of the Corps


  2. Semper Fi to the USMC, the living and the dead!

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    • Indeed ‘once a Marine always a Marine’ …both American and British!

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      • NEO says:

        Per Mare, Per Terram


        • Yes, my younger brother was an American Marine, and I was a British Royal Marine (RMC). But we both are Irish! I am something Anglo-Irish, and my brother is now an American citizen. But Semper Fi, Always Faithful!


  3. the unit says:

    Haven’t had time to think of more to say, other than “thanks Marines” to all who served from the beginning through these days. To Fr. Robert, RMC, and his brother, USMC, and other Marines I have known.
    Had to drive daughter today to ER early afternoon and much time spent there. All turned out well however. Just long and tiring.
    My active duty was with the Marines at Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, and Courthouse Bay, base medical in Bldg. 15. Already we were treating and rehabilitating Marines with injuries from Viet Nam ’66-’68. And of course involved with getting Marines healthy and ready for the 5th Division at Camp Pendleton.
    I don’t feel like I did much. Did what I was told. Followed orders. Got job done.


    • @Unit: Marines always love their “Corpsman”! “Doc” was always special! Sadly as I remember we lost a few! RIP!

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