Marine_birthday_2 There is no greater joy than to serve.  If its to serve your family,a beliefe or especially your country, there is no greater joy than to serve. Its not for everybody and its not for profit. Many will never understand what the term “serv” comes with as far as dedication, devotion or sacrifice.

Marines don’t join the Marines to be marginal or to meet the staus quo. Marines join to be the best and the American people will expect nothing less.
Iraq, present day.
Two young Marines are standing guard outside an Iraqi police station. They barely know one another but discuss things during their shift that young Marines discuss. With another dozen Marines conducting training within the police station and another two dozen Iraqi policemen as well, the two young Marines vigilantly stand guard.
As the day progresses and the constant threat of attack is in the area, a large dump truck approaches the police station entry point at high speed. Punching through the initial barriers that are positioned to slow attacking vehicles, the two young Marine take immediate action and begin putting accurate M16 fire into the windshield. One of the Marines initiates 50 cal fire into the cab of the truck tearing it to shreds. As the truck slows and stops, the automatic trigger established within the truck detonates the 12 tons of explosives within its carriage. The 2 Marines never knew what hit them and died as a result of the blast.
Afterwards, the Iraqi Police chief asked the Marines commanding officer, “why didn’t your Marines run? My men ran as they knew of the immediate danger” The commanding officer said, they were on guard and protecting along with your men, a dozen of their brothers within the building. They are Marines, they aren’t going to run. With tears in the police chief’s eyes, he said I don’t understand you Marines. The dedication, devotion or sacrifice…………..”They are Marines, they aren’t going to run”.
To all of my brothers, present and past, there is no greater call than to serve and no greater force to serve with than the nation’s best. If it was easy to join the Marine Corps, we wouldn’t be the Marines.
Semper Fidelis and Happy Birthday brothers. (Nov 10)
Maj Pain
(I smoked a nice Partagas Black cigar during this post. Fitting, only the best for a birthday party)

Comments

  1. Thank you all for serving – Thank you for all you do –
    My Heart goes out to all who serve – We would never have the fredom we still have without for you – Love to All

  2. The one great thing is that these men don’t need Accolades thrown at them. They knew what they were there for and that their buddies would guard their six without hesitation!
    Semper Fi and Happy Birthday USMC from all of us that have laid it on the line!

  3. TO MY FELLOW MARINES (JARHEADS): HAPPY BIRTHDAY! FROM SGT JESSE GARCIA & MRS. JOANNE GARCIA….MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL….YOU ARE ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS!

  4. Happy 233 and Semper Fi Major.
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    Tomorrow I put on my USMC Vetran’s day t-shirt in honor of my first cousin who now walks the ‘Streets of Heaven’ and say thank you to all the Vet’s I meet.
    Thank-you Major for what your service has given to me.

  5. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USMC,
    AND GOD BLESS ALL WHO HAVE (or have had)THE HONOR OF SERVING AMONG THE BEST OF THE BEST!
    SEMPER FI

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