Marine Corps & Other Military Quotes

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    The following are quotes followed by the individual who made the statement. Thought you might find this of interest. Six Out!

    Marine Corps and Other Military Quotes

    Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a
    difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.

    Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America

    I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is
    not a finer fighting organization in the world!

    General Douglas MacArthur, US Army

    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other
    bastard die for his.

    General George Patton, US Army

    The battle of Iwo Jima has been won. Among the Americans who served on Iwo,
    uncommon valor was a common virtue.

    Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN

    The man who will go where his colors will go, without asking, who will fight
    a phantom foe in a jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will
    suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is
    still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to
    Democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. His pride is
    his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly
    realistic, to fit him for what he must face, and his obedience is to his
    orders. As a legionary, he held the gates of civilization for the classical
    world...In modern times, he has been called United States Marine.

    Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Fehrenbach, US Army in "This Kind of War"

    Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever
    witnessed. They treat their service as if it was some kind of cult,
    plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up
    to look like insane fanatics with haircuts to ungentlemanly lengths,
    worshipping their Commandant almost as if he was a god, and making weird
    animal noises like a band of savages. They'll fight like rabid dogs at the
    drop of a hat just for the sake of a little action, and are the cockiest
    SOB's I have ever known. Most have the foulest mouths and drink well beyond
    man's normal limits, but their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set
    them apart and , generally speaking, of the United States Marines I've come
    in contact with, are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I
    have had the pleasure to meet.

    An Anonymous Canadian Citizen

    Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's
    the Marine breed.

    Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

    We're completely surrounded. Now we got the bastards where we want them.
    This simplifies matters, We can shoot them all directions.

    Chesty Puller - when asked his assessment of the encirlement of the 1st
    Marine Division at the Chosin Resevoir

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand
    ready to do violence on their behalf.

    George Orwell

    The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!

    General Pershing, US Army

    The more Marines I have around the better I like it!

    General Mark Clark, US Army

    You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em.

    Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC

    Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get

    Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, USMC

    Come on you bastards, do you want to live forever?

    Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, USMC - Battle of Belleau Woods

    The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand.

    Richard Harding Davis, war correspondent (1885)

    This will be the bloodiest fight in Marine Corps history. We'll catch seven
    kinds of hell on the beaches, and that will be just the beginning. The
    fighting will be fierce, and the casualties will be awful, but my Marines
    will take the damned island. (concerning the upcoming attack on Iwo Jima)

    Lieutenant General Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith, USMC

    Victory was never in doubt. Its cost was...What was in doubt, in all our
    minds, was whether there would be any of us left to dedicate our cemetery at
    the end, or whether the last Marine would die knocking out the last Japanese
    gun and gunner. (In reference to the Battle of Iwo Jima)

    Major General Graves B. Erskine, USMC

    The raising of that flag means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred
    years. (concerning the flag raising at Mt. Suribachi)

    James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy

    A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.

    Admiral David Porter, USN

    Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we are

    Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC - D+1 Battle 0f TARAWA

    I can never again see a United States Marine without experiencing a feeling
    of reverence.

    General Johnson, US Army

    We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in different direction!

    General Oliver Smith, USMC - After the 1st Marine Division was completely
    encircled by up to 12 Chinese Divisions at the Chosin Resevoir and began
    their fighting breakout to the sea (They Anhiliated up to 8 of those
    divisions in the process)

    We have two companies of Marines running all over this island and thousands
    of Army troops doing nothing!

    General John Vessey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - During Grenada

    Retreat hell! We just got here! On May 28th, 1918, 2nd Battalion, 5th
    Marines of the 4th Marine Brigade were sent to help in the Belleau Wood
    sector. As they were approaching they were met by the French Commander of
    the troops that were already there who advised Marine Colonel Wendell C.
    Neville that the discreet thing to do was retreat. Neville's reply was a
    characteristic "Retreat Hell! We just got here!" They stayed and drove the
    numerically superior Germans out of Belleau Wood and other strong holds. It
    was here that the ferocious fighting that the Marines displayed caused the
    Germans to start referring to the Marines as "Teufelhunden", which means,
    "Devil Dogs".

    Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC

    The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. LORD, how
    they could fight!

    Major General Frank Lowe, US Army - After the Chosin Resevoir

    Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the American Marines.

    A captured North Korean Major

    Look at those Bastards...Those magnificent Bastards!

    A Marine Division Surgeon - While watching the First Marine Division come
    marching into the perimeter at Hagaru Ri, Korea (Every Marine was wounded,
    frost bitten or just plain exhausted. They had just endured fighting through
    14 miles of Chinese and had endured temperatures as low as 40 below zero F.
    But as they approached, they all formed ranks, fell into step and were
    singing "The Marines Hymm". This brought the surgeon, as many others that
    witnessed the event to tears.

    This might not be hell but I can see it from here!

    An Anonymous Marine - Looking into the burning oilfields of Kuwait while
    riding through the minefields.


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    Re: Marine Corps & Other Military Quotes


    That was awesome Six!!!! There wasn't one I didn't like!!! Gonna print this out and send it for Nick to read!!!

    Always Faithful