242nd USMC Birthday Message – 2017

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10 November 2017 is the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, please listen to the message delivered from Guadalcanal by General Robert Neller, Commandant of the USMC and Sgt.Major Ronald Green as they address all Marines and Sailors around the world….

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Marine Humor – 

 

 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Thomas Barclay – Duxbury, MA; USMC, Korea, 1st Marine Division, Silver Star

Robert Palmer Coles Jr. – Bronx, NY; US Navy, WWII, PTO, Chief Petty Off. radioman (Ret. 30 y.)

James Conard – Lexington, SC; USMC, Vietnam, Major (Ret. 20 y.), Purple Heart

Ray Fenstemaker – Whitehall, OH; USMC, WWII & Korea

Orlis Kennicutt – Orange Park, FL, USMC, Captain (Ret.)

Nicholas Newell – Oceanside, CA; USMC, Sgt.

James Reynolds – Savannah, GA; USMC, SSgt. (Ret.)

Eric Thomas – Portland, ME; USMC & US Coast Guard

Carroll Vorgang – Jeffersonville, IN; USMC, Korea & Vietnam, Colonel (Ret. 29 y.)

Hank Williams – Princeton, WV; USMC, GySgt. (Ret.)

Kenneth Young – Tucker, AR; USMC, WWII, PTO, Purple Heart

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on November 9, 2017, in Current News, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 83 Comments.

  1. Always a pleasure to be reminded of the US Marine Corps Birthday, it also reminds one of the elite specialty of the Corp, and its contribution in Americas Military history.

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  2. Semper Fi, GP! 🙂

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  3. Happy birthday to the USMC!

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  4. Having a son-in-law who is a Marine, about to be deployed once again, thank you for posting this.

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  5. Happy Birthday Marines and Happy Veterans Day (11/10)! 😀

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  6. Happy Birthday to the Marines. And tomorrow we have Armistice Day/Remembrance Day so a time to think of all those who have fought for us.

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  7. Happy Birthday 242nd USMC! Marines are my favorite — have I told you that? 😉
    You can read and write in Japanese? Wow. Chinese too?
    Good night.

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    • I’ll pass your birthday wishes on to the Marines – I know they’ll appreciate it.
      I’m afraid my writing in other languages is from Google Translate. As much as I’ve tried, I’ve never been able to master another language.

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  8. Felicitations for the United States Marines.

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  9. Happy birthday Marines! And thanks for all that you do.

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  10. Always great, remembering the troups. Thx. Michael

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  11. Hap Hap Happy Birthday to the USMC! 242! Wow!
    We are ever grateful and appreciative of your men and women and their service!
    I used to live by Camp Pendleton. I started a social group for the wives and children. It was fun and they loved the “mom” attention from me, and the making of friends of new friends, since so many of them were far from their families.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    • Thank you for sharing this story, it was very nice of you. I’m certain both the Marines and their families appreciated all the “Mom” attention you could give!! Being family-orientated, I think you’ll like the Veterans Day post I have planned!!

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  12. Excellent, GP. Thank you

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  13. Ha, ha….looking for a stick! That’s hilarious. I want to include that video on my blog. I’ll give you credit for finding such an awesome tribute. Thanks!

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  14. “Looking for a stick” … pure genius~!

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  15. Sir, I hope that you don’t mind but I would like to reblog this for you. If you can will you answer a question for me? I see that this article does not have a reblog button but it does have a “press this” button, do you know what the difference is? Why does post have one but not the other? I am very lousy with computers, I have very limited knowledge when it comes to how to do different things on them.

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  16. Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps! Hurrah!!

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  17. Thank you. My dad and husband (both Marines) have always said that every Marine has two birthdays – the day they were born and the day the Corps was born

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    • My son, uncle and my dearest old friend are former Marines – yes, I have heard that somewhere before. 🙂 Thank you for bringing that up and please shake those gallant men’s hands for me!!

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  18. A very moving video! Have to say I do love the jokes too!

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  19. Always well done, GP. RT.

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  20. Happy 242nd birthday to the USMC! May all come home safely.

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  21. Cool video! Happy Birthday USMC!

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  22. Greetings to the USMC on their special day — and greetings to you, with thanks for both of those funny, funny cartoons. I grew up in the era when the “sticks and stones” phrase passed as parental advice in certain situations, so it’s especially amusing to me.

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    • I’ll let the Marines know you care, Linda.
      My mother used to use that line, ‘sticks and stones’ so often, I think it’s embedded in my scull somewhere! haha

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  23. Happy birthday to the “First To Fight.”

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  24. Happy Birthday 242nd USMC

    Semper Fidelis

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  25. Another great birthday – Billy Graham turned 99 this week !

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  26. 全ての兵士に敬意を表します。
    同時に、自分の利益や自分の思想実現の為に、民間人を戦場に送り込む「ビジネス戦争」は反対です。その為に怪我をしたり苦しみ続ける人々の存在を無視してはいけません。
    私は、「病院」が必要で無くなる時がいつか来れば良いと思っています。

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    • 我々は、負傷した兵士のために病院が必要なくなることを願っています。 兵士は彼の仕事をする。 戦争の「ビジネス」は政治家や民間部門から来ている。

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  27. Happy Birthday to the USMC. Let’s hope all the marines get home safely.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  28. Happy 242nd USMC Birthday! They have kept the world safer.

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  29. Thank you for sharing the link.

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