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Rod Powers

Happy Birthday, US Marine Corps

By November 9, 2008

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Tomorrow, the US Marines celebrate their 233rd birthday. Originally founded on Nov. 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was composed mainly of infantrymen serving aboard Navy ships. They were primarily responsible for the security of the ship, offensive and defensive boarding parties. They also helped protect the ship's officers from mutiny.

In 1921, Marine Gen. John A. Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921 that directed the history, traditions and mission of the Marine Corps to be read to all Marines on Nov. 10 to honor the service's creation. And in 1925, the first formal Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held in Philadelphia.
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November 10, 2008 at 11:35 am
(1) Steve Emerson USMC (Ret) says:

I’d like to wish every steely-eyed, barrel-chested, ramming-speed, rhino-hung, god-like bull stud warrior a happy 233d Birthday.

November 10, 2008 at 9:24 pm
(2) Harley says:

Oorah! God bless the Corps and their families.

November 11, 2008 at 11:00 am
(3) JuDee Wilson says:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL WHO SERVES THE BEST CORPS IN THE UNITED STATES. SEMPER FI

OOH RAH!!!!!!!

November 15, 2008 at 1:49 pm
(4) Fred says:

Happy Birthday to all the brave men and woman of the United States Marine Corp.

Fred
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November 18, 2008 at 12:06 am
(5) Mrs. Ametiva says:

No mention of how the Marine Corps was born in bar…hmmm…

November 10, 2009 at 8:57 am
(6) Jean says:

Uhm……. The Corps 234t today!

Semper Fi! and God bless all the Marines past and present!

November 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm
(7) Jacob says:

To all those who have served, both in the Marine Corp, the Navy, Army, Airforce and the Coast Guard.

Thank You.

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