Tag Archives: USMC

St. Barbara, patron saint of artillery

At Marine Times I saw a fun piece about St. Barbara, who happens to be the patron saint of artilleries.  My emphases and comments. How a Roman-era Rapunzel became the patron saint of artillery On December 4, artillery units around the world … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – GUEST SONNET by Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Soldier

#ASonnetADay – GUEST SONNET by Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Soldier pic.twitter.com/ug2Rr0T4TL — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 11, 2020

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Happy 244th Birthday USMC!

Raising a glass, especially to those now actively carrying the torch of freedom! Have a ball and no heel-taps. Today, instead of my usual daily carry coin, I’ll haul this one around.      

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Happy 243rd Birthday USMC!

This note I received seems a fitting way to salute the Marines who read this blog. Marines: Happy 243rd Birthday! To commemorate not only the Birthday, but also all veterans’ service and the Centennial of Armistice Day tomorrow, please enjoy … Read More

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Happy 242nd Birthday, USMC!

Raising a glass. ‘rah! Carrying this with me today…

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Happy 241st Birthday, USMC!

Raising a glass.  

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Happy 240th Birthday USMC!

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps! Thank you and OORAH! UPDATE: A reader sent me a link to a story in the Marine Times about how “Oorah!” caught on in the Corps.  HERE  

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Happy 238th Birthday USMC!

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps! Thank you and OORAH!

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The First Gay President wants to make male Marines wear girly hats.

The First Gay President wants to make our Marines wear girly hats. From the NYPOST: Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats By Jeane MacIntoshOctober A change to the Marine Corps’ uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the … Read More

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Pres. Obama’s disrespect for the military

I was really angry when I first saw this. Mr. President.  These guys are NOT your valets!  They are NOT hotel doormen! From the Daily Caller: Obama breaches Marine umbrella protocol The commander in chief of the American armed forces … Read More

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Help Fr. Cusick help the Archdiocese for Military! – UPDATE

Originally posted on: Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:49 This touches all the bases. Fr. Kevin Cusick is running in the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. You can make a pledge to help Father … Read More

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On this day in 1945…

On this day in 1945, Marines from 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment, 5th Division of the United States Marines Corps raised the American flag on the summit of the 500′ high Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. A … Read More

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OORAH! 237!

I cannot let the day pass without saying Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Happy 237th Birthday and thank you, Devil Dogs! OORAH! Let’s have a sing along. [wp_youtube]Jh5OlT-cslQ[/wp_youtube]  

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There’s “oorah… yawn” and there’s “OORAH!”

You can’t fool Marines for very long. Tip of the biretta to Te Deum: [wp_youtube]xIHz5tevLAw[/wp_youtube]

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Afghanistan: Marines and Holy Mass

On Weasle Zippers, one of the best names eh-vur, have a look at some photos of US Marines on the job.  Scroll down to find a photo of … Navy priest Lt. Carlos Davantes holds up a communion wafer as … Read More

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