The Marines are full of brave women and men wishing to serve their country and help people live a decent life. Ever since they were first created, they have played a major role in keeping countries safe and keeping the wars "over there". They played a major role in WWII and an even more major role in the Korean and Vietnam wars. They are considered as some of the toughest, meanest, and best trained group of people the world has ever seen.
These Marine quotations listed below are dedicated to all the marines throughout history.
Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.
We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn't go to work thinking there was any kind of risk.
Pvt. Mike Armendariz-Clark, USMC
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur, September 21, 1950 Korea
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
President Ronald Reagan, 1985
We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess.
Gen. James L. Jones, USMC, November 10, 2000
The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John Pershing, US Army Commander of American FOrces in WWI.
Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat.
RAdm. Jay R. Stark, USN, November 10, 1995
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.
Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC, May 5, 1997
I love the Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past.
Cpl. Jeff Sornij, USMC, in Navy Times, November 1994
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