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ya gotta love their 'tude
cause they can get a job done you don't wanna do

QUOTES ABOUT THE USMC THROUGH THE AGES
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"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"
> > -GEN. PERISHING, US ARMY
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"Hard pressed on my right.
My center is yielding.
Impossible to maneuver.
Situation excellent.
I am attacking!"
> > -FERDINAND FOCH
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"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"
> > -CHESTY PULLER, USMC
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"The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"
> > -GEN. MARK CLARK, US ARMY
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"Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge-hammer!"
> > -MAJ. HOLDREDGE
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"A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons."
> > -ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN
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"The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"
> > -RICHARD HARDING DAVIS
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"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known;
Combat efficiency: we are winning!"
> > -COL. DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC
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"I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing
a feeling of reverence."
> > -GEN. JOHNSON, US ARMY
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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years."
> > -JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
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"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
> > -GySgt. DANIEL DALY, USMC
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"We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in a different direction!"
> > -GEN. OLIVER SMITH, USMC
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"I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at
the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the
world!"
> > -GEN. DOUGLAS MAC ARTHUR, US ARMY
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"Teufelhunde! (Devil Dogs)"
> > -GERMAN SOLDIERS, WWI at BELLEAU WOOD
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"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!"
> > -CHESTY PULLER, USMC
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"We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"
> > -GEN. JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS (About Grenada)
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"Retreat hell! We just got here!"
> > -CAPT. LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC
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"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"
> > -MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, US ARMY
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"Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."
> > -CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR
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"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
> > -PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985
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> > Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it were some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics with haircuts ungentlemenly short, worshipping their Commandant almost as it he were a god, ink adorns their symbols upon them, and making weird animal noises like a band of savages. They will fight like rabid dogs at the drop of a hat just for the sake of a little action and are the cockiest SOB's I have ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond a man's normal limits.

But, their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them apart and generally speaking the United States Marines I have come in contact with are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I have had the pleasure to meet.
> > ANONYMOUS CANADIAN CITIZEN 1969
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