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    "It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf."
    --Thomas Paine (1776)

    "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily."
    --George Washington (1795)

    "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."
    --Thomas Sowell, USMC Korean War Veteran

    "The thoughts never completely go away. There's always something that will remind you of something and it will bring back a flash memory."
    --Hershel "Woody" Williams, USMC, Last living MOH recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima

    "Without discipline, there is no Marine Corps."
    --R. Lee Ermey

    "In the Marine Corps, your buddy is not only your classmate or fellow officer, but he is also the Marine under your command. If you don't prepare yourself to properly train him, lead him, and support him on the battlefield, then you're going to let him down. That is unforgivable in the Marine Corps."
    --Chesty Puller

    "A Marine on duty has no friends."

    "Being a Marine is not simply a job. It is a calling."

    "Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are!"

    Semper Fidelis Marines
    "The United States Marine Corps is a drug and I am a recovering addict."

    "American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

    "And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"

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    DM I alway enjoy your "QUOTES" posts. They alway remind me of the amazing history and plights of our American fighting Men. We need to be reminded. I frequently share these quotes with my kids, grandkids and friends.

    This one, "A Marine on duty has no friends." Reminds me of a time in 1968 or 69 in Olongapo PI. When a Marine standing guard was a friend. He called for support, thus saving me and my buddy from some locals who were harassing us. Of course we were just a little to drunk to appreciate that we were out numbered and about to get our a$$es kicked.

    Thank You DM.
    Good judgement comes from experience,
    and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.
    Mark Twain

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    • #3


      daboone wrote:
      DM I alway enjoy your "QUOTES" posts. They alway remind me of the amazing history and plights of our American fighting Men. We need to be reminded. I frequently share these quotes with my kids, grandkids and friends.

      This one, "A Marine on duty has no friends." Reminds me of a time in 1968 or 69 in Olongapo PI. When a Marine standing guard was a friend. He called for support, thus saving me and my buddy from some locals who were harassing us. Of course we were just a little to drunk to appreciate that we were out numbered and about to get our a$$es kicked.

      Thank You DM.
      I remember Olongapo. Was there in 1962. We found a Mexican restaurant at the end of the street, called "Papagayo". Fair imitation. Drank lots of San Miguel beer. I was with 3/9, we were the "Float Batallion" at the time.
      "The United States Marine Corps is a drug and I am a recovering addict."

      "American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

      "And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"

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        Olongapo was an eye opening event for this young naive sailor. At that time chow wasn't as interesting as the "education" discovered in the various establishments.
        Good judgement comes from experience,
        and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.
        Mark Twain

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        • #5


          So true daboone. I was 20 yrs old when I got to Olongapo. We got to Olongapo on the USS Valley Forge or Princenton and then transferred to the other.
          "The United States Marine Corps is a drug and I am a recovering addict."

          "American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

          "And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"

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