A belated quiz for our

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    Mithrandir
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    (11/12/02 12:06:58 pm)
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    The United States Marines are one of the most feared fighting forces on earth.

    How much do you know about this elite service?

    01.What date in history is known as the Marine Corp’ birthday


    02. Who was the first commandant of the Marine Corps

    03. Who was presented the Mameluke Sword for Heroism at Derne, Tripoli

    04. Who is referred to as the “Grand Old Man” of the Marine Corps?

    05. What is the difference between the Officer and Enlisted Marine Corps emblem?

    06. What does the Latin term “Semper Fidelis” mean?

    07. What is the official name of the marine corps mascot bulldog?

    08. In which WWI battle did the marine corps earn the title “Teufelhunden” or “Devil Dogs”?

    09. Who was the first director of the Marine Corp women’s reserve?

    10. What is the main operating unit of the Marine Corp called?





    wait...
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    SixTGunr
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    (11/12/02 4:19:49 pm)
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    WAIT?

    Aw Geeeeeeeez .....

    Six



    Mithrandir
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    (11/12/02 4:24:39 pm)
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    six... you should know all of these better than I do, considering that I was only a temporary Marine



    give it a try....
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    berto64
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    (11/13/02 12:54:35 am)

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    Seeing as I was an US Army type-guy, I'm gonna keep my feet dry and not jump in on this'un.

    It's better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    berto
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    SixTGunr
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    (11/13/02 9:48:52 am)
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    Number One is: November 10, 1775 .....

    Six



    Mithrandir
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    (11/13/02 10:07:00 am)
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    Ok...and???
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    Mithrandir
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    (11/13/02 10:11:07 am)
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    well...ok....

    here are the answers.... several of these I did not know and had to go find... and a couple of the answers are still rather vague to me.... being an army guy...


    01. Nov 10, 1775

    02. Samuel Nicholas

    03. Lt. Presley N. O’Bannon (He and his small contingent defeated the Bey at Tripoli and thus ended the Barbary Pirates rein)

    04. Gen Archibald Henderson (He served longer than any other commandant of the Marine Corps)

    05. The Officers emblem does not show the island of Cuba (I haven'y been able to find out just why- does anyone know?)

    06. “Always Faithful”

    07. Chesty (After “chesty” Puller)

    08. The battle of Belleau wood

    09. Col Ruth Cheney

    10. Marine Expeditionary force

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    SixTGunr
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    (11/13/02 1:08:32 pm)
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    Mith .....

    I was gonna do one of them day by day answer thingys and make 'em all antsy for the answers but thats alright ..

    Have to admit though that the only one that I did not know without doing any research was # 9 .....

    I figure everybody would know Chesty Puller ...



    OOOOOOOOOORAH!

    Six Out!



    Mithrandir
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    (11/13/02 3:56:51 pm)
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    thats ok Six... I had to go find 2,4 and 9 myself....

    good shot of Chesty!!!




    out...
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