U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

The Marine Corps Birthday is on November 10 and celebrates the establishment of the US Marine Corp in 1775.

The day is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the Marine Corps. Usually, it is marked with a Marine Corps Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment. The first ball was held in 1925.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWDdC-D68Uo

The United States Marine Corps is the US Armed Forces’ combined-arms task force on land, at sea, and in the air. It has more than 180,000 active duty personnel as well as almost 40,000 personnel in the Marine Corps Reserves.

SHAKE THE HAND OF A MARINE TODAY!!

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Farewell Salutes – 

Nickolas Alba – Kyle, TX; USMC, Purple Heart

Robert Bailey – Fort Wayne, IN; USMC, Korea, Purple Heart

Herbert Carlson – Hartford, CT; USMC, WWII, PTO

John ‘Dan” Driscoll – Frisco City, AL; USMC

Joseph Ehrenberger – Charlotte, NC; USMC, WWII & Korea

David Gates – Edwardsville, WY; USMC, Sgt., Fighter Attack Squadron 312

Jack Hamblin – Pittsburgh, PA; USMC, Korea

Roger Lagace – Manchester, CT; USMC, Cpl.

William Milovich – Cowpens, SC; USMC, WWII, PTO

Francis Morris – OK; Womens USMC, WWII

William Soderna – Deerton, MI; USMC, 5th Div/27th Marines, Japan Occupation

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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 10, 2018, in Korean War, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 129 Comments.

  1. My Dad joined the Marines when he was almost 17. When they realized how young he was, they kicked him out. Really upset him, too. But, a few years later he joined the Army Air Corp. He went to Okinawa during the Korean War. Then, when the two services split he stayed in the Air Force.
    He went to re-enlist the day my baby sister was born. Being the proud Dad he was, he had to brag about her. Unfortunately, at that time if you had more than one kid, you couldn’t stay in! His recruiting sergeant said if he had just waited a few minutes, and or not had witnesses, he could have re-upped because once he had signed up, it was too late to deny his re-enlistment. Poor Dad. He loved being in the service.
    He will never know it, but he had an incredible military funeral, complete with taps, and all the other things they do when you are buried in a military cemetery.
    Thanks for allowing me to reminisce a little. I miss him.
    Blessings~

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  2. Some very interesting facts.😊☕💕

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  3. GP, The country needs your reminder of November 10 as the birthday of the US Marine Corps, 1775-2018, 243 years, & will be right there in 2025 with the 250th birthday as we prepare for the 250th of the USA in 2026 !!!!!!!!!! You are a good steward of our history, GP!!! Thanks! Be well! Phil

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  4. I appreciate this post as a Marine!

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  5. I saw two soldiers in my workplace the other day, but unfortunately they left before I had the opportunity to shake their hands. Yes indeed, honour those who serve.

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  6. Thank you from the daughter and wife of Marines.

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  7. Happy belated birthday to the Corps!

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  8. A belated Happy Marine Corps Birthday, GP Cox! 🙂

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  9. A great birthday message in your link GP. The reference in it to WW1 was very apt as we remember today the end of WW1 in 1918.

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  10. It’s a wonderful idea to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. If there are 220,000 personnel involved today, I wonder how many people are eligible to celebrate the event. It must be more than million! And presumably there must be an oldest Marine?

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  11. And what a legacy they have established across the centuries!

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  12. Happy Marine Corps Birthday, GP! I did better than shaking hands; I dedicated a post to my favorite marine https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/seasoned-veterans-and-young-chicken-2/

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  13. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    Do you know a Marine? If you do take this opportunity to thank them for their service.

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  14. This very night, one of the best live music venues in Houston — the Redneck Country Club — is holding a combination Marine Birthday Party and Veterans Day celebration. You can see the poster for the event here, on the right side of the page.

    The name of the place is pretty much tongue-in-cheek, but it’s got some Texas swagger to it, and it takes the needs of veterans seriously. There always are veterans events there, and they are deeply involved with Camp Hope, which provides services to vets struggling with PTSD. In short, they keep awareness of veterans’ issues in the public eye year round — it’s a great deal.

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  15. The first time I was at an event where the Marine Corps song was played, a few gentlemen stood up, standing proud. They weren’t in uniform, and that didn’t matter, because once a Marine, always a Marine.

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  16. Certainly they have my respect~!

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  17. Great reminder – thanks!

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  18. Will do!
    Happy Birthday Marines! 🙂 We honor and appreciate you all!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…We used to live near Camp Pendleton and I greatly enjoyed being friends with the wives. I started a social group for the women and they sure appreciated it.

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  19. Marines are like the highest caliber Mafia. Once in, never out. Once a Marine, always a Marine whether a lifer or a single enlistment. Oorah!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Marines.

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  21. Sir! Yes! Sir! I salute you for your salute to the Marines! 🙂
    Semper Fi!

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  22. Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed.

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  23. I will be honored to applaud many Marines this morning at our Veterans Day parade. Heroes all.

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  24. Nice to know.
    And I did have a go at writing something – thanks for the prod. 🙂

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  25. Gotta love the Corps. I really wanted to be a Marine when I was a young man but I knew that I would never get through Basic Training. There were two reasons for that. 1) I could never do pull ups, not more than one or two at the most. 2) I swim like a rock, I can’t even dog paddle without sinking. I went into the Army because I could run for hours at a time, I enjoyed it, I could do hundreds of pushups at a setting and I could do about 60 situps in their two minute drills. Then I went into the Army and got popped by lightning, go figure.—I am going to reblog this article for you Sir.

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  26. Thank you for this, GP. I will shake the hand of my son-in-law, who is completing his 20th year as a Marine.

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  27. My flag is out and waving. Happy Birthday, Marines.

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  28. Happy birthday Marines! Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.

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  29. That’s a lot of candles. 🙂

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  30. Happy Birthday Marines!

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  31. That other commentator was faster than me in saying Semper Fi.

    What would the world be without these type of people? An absolute horror.

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    • It’s never too late to honor people who stick their necks out for us! You are one of them, Charly!

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      • We did train with them, and having actually see the training and what they went through….. can´t compare it with me for sure. I´m also glad at that last sentece. And ….yep, we did party marty!!
        Plus where I was stationed, in shouth east of Spain, the local woman loved to see the ¨Americans¨, quite a novilty for them when the Americans came to town. Just good memories.

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        • I’m very happy to hear this, thank you, Charly!

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          • Only in the US can you hear a thank you, not that I want it or need it, It just doesn´t happen in Spain, and for us is normal the not normal would be for a person to say thank you, so I don´t know what to say, I lied, I do know what to say wich is do if you can whatever you can for those American soldiers, at the end to not kid ourselfs they really do the fighting, the rest of the other nations we are just looking most of the time. A great respect I have for those guys, specially since I still keep in touch with a friend who was a Marine, the other one went sideways after his time there.

            There are a bunch of charities in the US for veterans.

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            • Thank you very much for your comment. I am saddened that you and your fellow soldiers do get the recognition you deserve. We have many charities, but even they can not handle the workload. Our troops get deployed so many times, the problems mount up and the VA can not handle it. I believe it will be necessary for the draft to come back.

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  32. The Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia is well worth the stop. It is near (but not on) the Quantico Marine Corps Base and one of the finest military museums I have ever visited. When you go through the Korean exhibit, they have you pass through a helicopter body and the temps are in the 50s so you get a faint idea of how cold Frozen Chosin was for the Marines. When you enter the museum, you begin by planting your feet in painted footprints, just as if you were to begin Marine Corps basic training. (Promise that the Museum is much easier to get through.).

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  33. Happy Birthday to the few, the proud, the Marines! Semper Fi

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  34. One of my son-in-laws was a Marine. I will send him this!

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  35. Great post, GP! My 26 year-old niece just graduated from Officer Candidates School in Quantico last May.

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  36. Semper Fi!

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  37. I won’t be able to shake the hand of a Marine, but I send you my congratulations and best wishes on their anniversary.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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