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Semper Fidelis

United States Marine Corps is the branch of the United States armed forces established to conduct amphibious (ship to shore) combat and protect diplomatic missions of the United States government.

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  • Semper Fidelis ~ official motto
    • Always Faithful ~ English translation of Latin motto
    • Semper Fi! ~ Abbreviated version
  • From the halls of Montezuma
    To the shores of Tripoli
    We fight our country's battles,
    in the air, on land, and sea.
  • Come on, you sons-o'-bitches! Do you want to live forever?
    • First Sergeant Daniel Daly, 73rd Machine Gun Company, to the men in his company prior to charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. This is the version popularly attributed to Daly and recorded by Floyd Gibbons in And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight (1918), p. 304, ISBN 9781417903719
    • Variant: For Christ's sake men—come on! Do you want to live forever?


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  • Come on, you sons-o'-bitches! Do you want to live forever?
    • First Sergeant Daniel Daly, 73rd Machine Gun Company, to the men in his company prior to charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. This is the version popularly attributed to Daly and recorded by Floyd Gibbons in And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight (1918), p. 304, ISBN 9781417903719
    • Variant: For Christ's sake men—come on! Do you want to live forever?
    • Also attributed to Frederick the Great, addressing his men at the 1757 w:Battle of Kolín: Dogs, would you live forever? (Kerls, wollt ihr ewig leben?) Duffy, Christopher: Frederick the Great: A Military Life. 1985: Law Book Co of Australasia. ISBN 978-0710096494.

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