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: 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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  • 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.

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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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