Happy Birthday

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 1775, in Tun Tavern located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States Marine Corps was created.

The way they told it to us, they wanted a group of the roughest, most psychotic warriors they could find. So, a bar fight was started. Those left standing were enlisted in the Marine Corps.

I'm sure reality is a little different than that, but we all have our legends. It seems appropriate to argue that our history, that of the U.S.M.C., started with a bar fight.


A buddy juest sent me a USMC birthday card. Lots of shouting and warriors in camoflage. A surprising lack of stuff blowing up. But a great birthday card! Thanks...

Semper Fidelis.


Sopor 11:16 AM  

Lol! I for one will take this "legend" as history, sounds too good to ignore!

Happy Birthday USMC!

Another famous event on this day 33 years ago: The sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. I'm kind of a Great Lakes Shipping geek (not a buff by many means) so I find this whole situation RATHER interesting!

Bob 12:12 PM  

I see the Marine flag is flying over the Michigan State capitol today.

Anonymous,  7:13 PM  

_ALMOST_ makes me regret not joining....

Maybe if I had known about the bar fight!

B Mac 10:00 PM  

I know a few Marines with some good bar fight stories...

That may not be the story of the founding of the USMC. But that doesn't mean that it is absent from their history.

Rickey Henderson 4:17 PM  

Happy birthday, you fabulous killing machine, you...

Andy 6:14 PM  

Wow...happy birthday to you and your comrades!

Smitty 9:25 AM  


What is this, Marxist Russia?

Sopor 9:45 PM  

"What is this, Marxist Russia?"

Not yet... But just wait until January 20th!!


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