A Few Quotes for my Jarhead Brothers...

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945...

"Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever witnessed. They treat their service as if it were some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everything they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics with haircuts ungentlemanly short, worshipping their Commandant almost as if he were a god, and making weird animal noises like a band of savages. They will 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 a man's normal limits. But, their high spirits and sense of brotherhood set them apart and generally speaking the United States Marines I have come in contact with are the most professional soldiers and the finest men I have had the pleasure to meet."
Anonymous Canadian Citizen, 1969

I found these quotes over HERE...

by Eric on December 18, 2003 | Comments(3) | Military Stuff

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and this too: http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/aud_hymn.html

posted by: Indigo on December 18, 2003 07:17 PM

Many of those contrasts may seem contradictory, but they are not; it all goes together. Cocky, hard drinking savages with rude energy and intense loyalty to a cause almost always make super-professional and ruthlessly efficient soldiers. That's the American way, all the way.


posted by: werbinox on December 19, 2003 08:10 AM

Marines are quite wonderful. But the "contrasts" notwithstanding, no one mentions what perfect gentlemen they are -- when the occasion calls for it.
and BTW, Eric -- I stole this!!!! ;^)

posted by: Indigo on December 19, 2003 12:21 PM