United States Marine Corps

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For some people, being a Marine would be a kind of living Hell; for others it is a reason to live. ~ Jonah Goldberg
Semper Fidelis ~ Motto of the United States Marine Corps
You can’t choose to be a Marine if you do not meet the requirements, but you are free to try. ~ Jonah Goldberg

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
    • Anonymous, official motto of the USMC
    • 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.

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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?
      • First Sergeant Daniel Daly, 73rd Machine Gun Company. Alternative version claimed by Daly himself.

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  • [I]nstitutions and communities need to be able to exploit their comparative advantages. It’s not just that the Marine Corps demands more from its members than the Peace Corps; it’s that the Marines demand different things. For some people, being a Marine would be a kind of living Hell; for others it is a reason to live. That’s what the individual pursuit of happiness means... You can’t choose to be a Marine if you do not meet the requirements, but you are free to try.

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  • Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Today, you people are no longer pukes. Today, you are Marines. You're part of a brotherhood. From now, until the day you die, wherever you go, every Marine is your brother. And always remember this: Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever, and that means you live forever.
    • Full Metal Jacket (1987), by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford, Warner Bros

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  • Marines are the best because the Marines is a service that focuses on values. If you look at Marine Corps commercials and compare them to every other service, you know, the Army talks about all the different jobs you can do and what it will help set you up afterwards. You know, you can be an Army of one with all the different skills you learn. The Navy talks about all the cool technology that you get to use. And they always have pictures of people with big, big computer screens, things like this, right? The Navy ships, you can picture in your head, right? And the Air Force always has guys, like, working on aircraft. And it's like: "You can get a great job working in the civilian sector when you're done." The Marine Corps never does that. The Marine Corps says: "honor, courage and commitment. If you believe in leadership, if you believe in — if you want a really tough time, then come and serve with us."

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  • It was the fate of our Marines to be at the front at a moment when the destiny of the modern world hung in the balance, and to have played a part that will be gratefully remembered here in America, as well as in western Europe, through generations to come.
  • Lady, there was a killing war. The Marine Corps taught me how to kill Japs and try to survive. Now, if that don't fit into any academic course, I'm sorry. But some of us had to do the killing — and most of my buddies got killed or wounded.
    • Eugene Sledge, China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II, p. 135

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  • They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.


Disputed[edit]

  • 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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