Happy 236th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps!

Today is the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC)!

Founded on November 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, by Captain Samuel Nicholas, the USMC is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. The Marines are a branch of the U.S. armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea.

The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.

Today, the USMC includes some 203,000 active duty Marines and 40,000 reserve Marines. Though the smallest of the United States’ armed forces in the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces and the entire British Army! [Source: Wikipedia]

Happy Birthday, all past and present Marines! We admire and love you madly and are forever grateful for your valiant service to our country!

Sempi Fi! 😀

~Eowyn

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8 responses to “Happy 236th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps!

  1. God Bless our brave men and women,God Bless America!

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  2. +*+*+ ~ God Bless the United States Marine Corps! ~ +*+*+
    One of the Finest Branches of Outstanding Individuals America has! 🙂

    Semper Fi!

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  3. I just want to say thank you guys for the birthday wishes and SEMPER FI to everyone on this site.
    P.S. Us Marines look damn good for being 236 years old!!!! lol

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  4. Amen, Happy Birthday!

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  5. Thank God they are there. God bless all. Semper fidelis – Always faithful.

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  6. To those guarding the gates of Heaven and those still fighting for our freedom today, you have and continue to set the standard for honor and courage in the everlasting fight for freedom. You made me who I am, and I am forever a proud, United States Marine. Semper Fi teufel hunden.

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  7. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this wonderful post. Although I am writing very late, I still want to thank Blake, bkeyser, and all of the United States Marines for everything they have done for our country, everything they have done for us! Indeed, Semper Fi !! And I pray that St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joan of Arc, patrons of soldiers and military personnel, continue to assist our Marines in their daily lives and their undertakings. A most happy birthday to the United States Marines!!!!

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