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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Marines

This Day in History: November 10, 1775

World's Greatest Warriors
 Happy 237th Birthday!
The legacy of the United States Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775, when Congrerss commissioned Robert Mullan, the proprietor of Tun Tavern, located on Philadelphia's historic waterfront to raise the first two battalions of Marines, under the leadership of Samuel Nicholas, the first appointed Commandant of the Continental Marings. The U.S. Marines have been the first branch of the armed forces to serve in every war since that day, and have mounted over 300 assaults on foreign shores, from the artic to the tropics.

 Remembering WWII...
Some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific
 Iwo Jima WWII
Iwo Jima was the only battle by the U.S. Marine Corps
in which the overall American casualties (killed and wounded)
exceeded those of the Japanese, although Japanese combat
deaths were thrice those of the Americans,