OK, I wasn’t going to even post about this until it hit me. After Mr Sassy pants (Timberlake) went to the Marine Corps Ball this year and had his eyes opened and perhaps if he runs his mouth enough others will hear him and then some, may just a few people that still have no clue what their Marine Corps does for them will perhaps have a coming to the fact that their Marines no shit actually put others before themselves and are one element that knows the meaning of sacrifice.

The event … turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had

See America, here are all of these “stars” that go through life with all the bling and it takes them visiting a simple Marine Corps Ball for them to see back to reality and what the warriors are out there and about.

She said she was particularly struck by his reaction to a video played during the ball that showed historic events that drew the Marine Corps into action, including Pearl Harbor, World War II and the Sept. 11 attacks.

Yet another example of the warriors that go on the pointy end of the spear to do America’s work. From yesteryear to today’s warriors, many go forward without hesitation. Hey Sassy Pants, go buy a razor. Unless you are trying to raise money for movemember, scrape that crap off. Your at a Marine Corps Ball for love of God.

Regardless how long the event stays in Timberlake’s head, the fact is that for one in many moons, someone who never sees the warriors first hand, got to see behind the curtain and understand what makes up the guts inside Marines. "What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience," he wrote.  Nuf said.


Semper Fi warriors


Time for a CGar


Timberlake Reflects on Marine Corps Ball


By Donna Miles

American Forces Press Service


WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 – The blogosphere is still reverberating with Justin Timberlake's glowing account of his experience attending the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Richmond, Va.

Marine Corps Cpl. Kelsey De Santis applauds along with her date, pop star and actor Justin Timberlake, and guest speaker retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ralph Larsen at the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Richmond, Va., Nov. 12, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos

"The event … turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had," the pop singer and actor wrote in a blog post on his website after attending the Nov. 12 event.


Marine Corps Cpl. Kelsey De Santis invited Timberlake to her unit's ball this summer via YouTube. She jokingly told him that if he couldn't attend, "All I have to say is, cry me a river!" � a reference to Timberlake's hit single.


Timberlake said he felt flattered by the invitation and went into the evening knowing he "would have an evening that I wouldn't forget" to share with his friends.


"What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience," he wrote.


Timberlake had special words for his date, who he said went out of her way to ensure he enjoyed himself. "I have to tell you, it's not every day that I meet a 23-year old girl and she's more worried about if I'm having fun or if I'm comfortable," he wrote.


He said he loved meeting De Santis' friends, and felt an immediate connection with them.


  1. “still have no clue what their Marin Corps”
    Yup, stopped right there. He at least had the decency to spell Marine correctly in every post I ever read of his about this experience.

  2. Oh, come on now, D. I don’t know how often you read One Marine’s View but I can tell you that I’ve been following One Marine’s View for some time now and read every post. I have not one time seen him make this error. Good Grief. Do you think maybe the man might have a few things on his mind? If there is a soul on this planet that loves his Marines and shows respect to the Marine Corps it is this Marine. If you will go back and read through the site you will be as convinced of that truth as the rest of us that read One Marine’s View regularly.
    As to Justin Timberlake, I appreciate him showing up and showing respect for our MARINES.

  3. To be able to attend the Marine Corps Ball with a Marine at your side is a honor most of us only dream about. You are a lucky man Mr. Timberlake! Thank you for your service Cpl. De Santis.

  4. Timberlake is actually a pretty good guy. He seems to have been successful enough that he can be picky about what he does. Fortunately, he tends to choose well – as he did when accepting DeSantis’ invite.
    When he hosts Saturday Night Live, he is always funny and willing to poke fun at himself.

  5. Thanks guys for the comments.
    Here ya go “D” its spelled “Marine”…happy? I wish the spelling Nazis were all I had to worry about in life but I guess I’m more focused on the bigger things like the Counter Insurgency fight. If this is my worse screw up I’m going to chalk this up to a “win”. What’s your blog called? Thanks for leaving your email as well with your comment so I could send you a more personalized version of the post but you didn’t include it. Tragic. Read my disclaimer on the front page while you’re at it but I doubt you will have time to as you are editing every ones blog posts (must be nice to have that much time on your hands) Thanks Pincher & gang 🙂 You guys get it -Semper Fidelis.

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