View Full Version : Happy 236th Marines. Semper Fi

11-10-2011, 07:15 AM
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11-10-2011, 07:51 AM
Happy birthday Marines. Thank you for keeping Freedom in our country with your lives. Freedom is never Free!

Great history to all the non-marines here. Do you know where the Leathernecks label comes from?

The Marines first real assignment was to raid the Barbary Coast of Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco. Their mission was to destroy islamist fundamentalist pirates who kidnapped American sailors for huge ransoms. The line from the Marine song "to the shores of Tripoli" comes from this. The marines wore heavy leather collars around their necks in order to protect them from having their heads chopped off by Muslim Scimitars when they boarded their ships.

Yes, the first War the US Marines fought outside of the Revolutionary War was against muslim fundamentalists in Tripoli in 1805. The pasha of Tripoli sent a protection demand of $225,000 to Thomas Jefferson. Up until this point, The US Congress had paid upwards of one Million dollars a year, or 20% of total revenues, for 15 years to appease the pirates. Could you imagine this happening in today's media ;D

Jefferson had been outraged for years and told the pasha what he could do with his demands after he was elected the third US president. The pasha then declared WAR on the US and his fellow states of Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco followed suit. However, they were not ready to fight when Jefferson commisioned a Navy and Marine fighting force to take the battle to them! Once the US engaged the pirates and started seizing the ships and their cargoes the other nations outside of tripoli bowed out. This is where the Marines made their first mark in dealing with Islamist terrorists.

Pick Six
11-10-2011, 07:57 AM
Happy birthday, Marines. You are true American heroes...:notworthy

11-10-2011, 07:58 AM



Wrong branch :/

11-10-2011, 08:04 AM


Wrong branch :/

Well, that Sucks! You can tell I was never a Marine LOL

I have all the respect in the world for you and all the Marines out there. Sorry, I make mistakes :notworthy

11-10-2011, 08:06 AM
Well, that Sucks!

I have all the respect in the world for you and all the Marines out there. Sorry, I make mistakes :notworthy

LOL, my first day as a civilian contractor for the DoD, i called someone by wrong rank - got chewed out for 20min.

After that, everyone was "sir". Even the women. ;)

11-10-2011, 08:08 AM
Well, that Sucks!

I have all the respect in the world for you and all the Marines out there. Sorry, I make mistakes :notworthy


Come down for the Indy game at the end of the season

11-10-2011, 08:10 AM
Happy Bday marines -

My family has more USAF in it though. (The guys helping lead the robot apocalypse!)

11-10-2011, 08:11 AM
GO ARMY! HOOAH! :wiggle:

Smiling Assassin27
11-10-2011, 08:49 AM
GO ARMY! HOOAH! :wiggle:

Why in hell can't the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can't they be like Marines.

Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, USA; 12 February 1918


11-10-2011, 08:58 AM

Happy Birthday fellow Leathernecks, both past and present. Looking pretty damned good for 236 years. Here is to another 236.

11-10-2011, 10:01 AM
Thanks everybody.

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11-10-2011, 02:07 PM
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11-10-2011, 02:19 PM

11-10-2011, 02:42 PM
God bless Uncle Sugar's Misguided Children, but I am Air Force so I have to tell a marine joke to honor the occasion(I do love you all and have served side by side w/marines many a time it's all in fun)

A Marine in his Bress blues at the Navy ball, entered the nearest head to relieve himself in a profocient and dignified military manner when a little boy walked into the bathroom after him. The little boy said:

"Hey mister are you a real marine?" excitedly
"I sure am son. Would you like to be a Marine too?" the Sgt replied
"Would I ever" said the little boy

the Marine Sgt placed his cover atop the boy's head. The boy then began marching around the head singing the Marine Corps war Hymm when suddenly a very drunk Sailor staggered thru the door. The boy not believing his luck ran up to the sailor and asked:

"Hey mister are you a real sailor?"
to which the drunken and annoyed squid replied:
"I am, what do you wanna make out or something?"
The little boy answered:

"Oh no mister, I'm not a real marine, i am just wearing his hat"

No hard feelings and happy Birthday Marine Corps

11-10-2011, 04:21 PM
No better friend. No worse enemy.

11-10-2011, 04:25 PM
This is my rifle, this is my gun.

This is for fighting, this is for fun.

Happy Birthday Marines.

11-10-2011, 04:31 PM
Happy B Day!!!


Bronco Rob
11-10-2011, 04:32 PM


Gunny Highay

Bronco Rob
11-10-2011, 04:33 PM


Gunny Highway

11-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Happy B Day!!!


How considerate of them. So convenient.

11-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Thanks those server and those who have for everything ... And I mean everything.

Side note ... Whoever post this pic just autowins every thread
Happy B Day!!!

so I'm just going to start using it as my opening post to every thread no matter the topic... Carry on...

Miss I.
11-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Happy Birthday!

My Grandpa was a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. He served in WWII and to me he will always be a hero. My grandpa was a Marine until the day he died and honestly he's so stubborn I still imagine he's up there somewhere ordering someone around.

Happy Birthday Marines.

And one of my grandpa's favorite bumper stickers (he at least a few of these).


11-10-2011, 05:10 PM
HB Marines.

11-10-2011, 05:23 PM
No better friend. No worse enemy.

:thumbsup: My personal favorite.

11-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Celebration is on, beers now, puscifer at 8, happy b day sht birds!!!!

11-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Kill bodies dutch!!! Semper fidelis devil dogs!!

11-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Thank you for the birthday wishes..... served in bravo company... 2nd recon bn.....2nd Mar Div..... camp lejeune... from 1979 to 1983.

Once a marine.... always a marine. You'll never find a better friend or worse enemy. One woman said we had the lowest morals but the highest morale ....the dirtiest minds but the cleanest bodies

11-10-2011, 08:12 PM
“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!”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

Just for you, Errand.:thumbsup:

A couple favorites from Generation Kill:

Evan 'Scribe' Wright: AAA batteries, dip, Skoal, Copenhagen, baby wipes, flavored pringles in a can and adult diapers. As requested. Why do you need me to get all of this stuff?
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: In the infinite wisdom to whoever runs the military post exchange store, they won't sell this stuff in quantity to military personnel. But, for civilians like yourself, the sky is the limit.
Evan 'Scribe' Wright: And why is that?
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: To Keep us angry. If Marines could get what they needed when they needed it we would be happy and wouldn't ready to kill people all of the time. The Marine Corps is like America's Pitbull. They beat us, mistreat us and every once in awhile, they let us out to attack someone.


Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: Once more into the great good night. Cry 'havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war.


Evan 'Scribe' Wright: Speaking of which - one of you guys still has my girlfriend's picture.
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Dude, I hate to tell you this, but your girlfriend's kind of a whore.
Evan 'Scribe' Wright: What?
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Yeah. Last time I saw her, she was doing all of H & S Company.
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: She doesn't deserve you, man.


11-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Suggested techniques for the marine to use in the avoidance of boredom and loneliness: Masturbation. Rereading of letters from unfaithful wives and girlfriends. Cleaning your rifle. Further masturbation. Rewiring Walkman. Arguing about religion and meaning of life. Discussing in detail, every woman the marine has ever ****ed. Debating differences, such as Cuban vs. Mexican, Harleys vs. Hondas, left- vs. right-handed masturbation. Further cleaning of rifle. Studying of phillipino mail order bride catalogue. Further masturbation. Planning of marine's first meal on return home. Imagining what a marine's girlfriend and her man are doing in the hay, or in the alley, or in a hotel bed.


11-10-2011, 09:30 PM
Oohrah Marines

11-10-2011, 10:05 PM
I've been out for 20yrs now....it seems like yesterday!!!

Semper-Fi Devil Dogs!!!

11-11-2011, 01:29 AM
Tough, smart, unyielding.

Semper Fi.

11-11-2011, 05:36 AM
Semper Fi brothers! Happy birthday