Quotes About The United States Marines

Posted on Thu 08/12/2010 by


After a long absence, I am back.

And I will still combat liberal lunacy as much as I can.

However, for now I am taking a bit of a break from my usual writings and instead am focusing on writing about the United States Marine Corps.

My daughter is currently going through recruit training at Parris Island South Carolina.

Semper Fi

A Ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.
Adm. David Dixon Porter, USN in a letter to
Colonel Commandant John Harris, USMC, 1863

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman.
All other conditions are secondary.

Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC

The American Marines have it [pride], and benefit from it.
They are tough, cocky, sure of themselves and their buddies.
They can fight and they know it.

General Mark Clark, U.S. Army

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, U.S. Army
Commander of American Forces in World War I

You cannot exaggerate about the Marines.
They are convinced, to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth.
And the amusing thing about it is that they are.

Father Kevin Keaney
1st Marine Division Chaplain
Korean War

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; 10 November 1995

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