A lot has been said about United States Marines and leading up to the Marine Corps 237th birthday I though it only fitting to list a few quotes about Marines here.
“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, outskirts of Seoul, 21 September 1950.
“Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines!
Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!”
-Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC rallying his First Marine
Regiment near the Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950.
“The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines.
Lord, how they could fight!”
-MGen. Frank E. Lowe, US Army; Korea, 26 January 1952.
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference.
The Marines don’t have that problem.”
– President Ronald Reagan.
“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, US Navy; 10 November 1995.
“The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!”
GEN. MARK CLARK, U.S. ARMY