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"First to fight and keep our honor clean" - Marine Corps Hymn




The ultimate cost of freedom. The cashing of the blank check we all signed.

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"First to fight and keep our honor clean" - Marine Corps Hymn




The ultimate cost of freedom. The cashing of the blank check we all signed.
. The Marines are and always will be the elite fighting forces, this ole Sailor knows this, all the battles you all fought is second to none, If I had to do it all over I would of joined the Marines, a very small group( The few) who did the most , I appreciate your service Keith and all your fellow Marines, maybe someone can educate me more on the Marines, who knows it could be a cop or a UPS driver, the supense is killing me.
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I can help educate you when ever you want, would be my honor. You mention the few, let me explain. The normal number of Marines outside of war time has been about 182,000 and now they are talking about taking the Corps down to 174,000. From that we have units deployed all over the world as well as deployed aboard ship.

Now consider this, of the 174,000-182,000 we have approximately 1,000 Marines guarding the American Embassy in virtually every country in the woirld from larger detachments in places like London or Paris to the smallest detachment of 5 Marines in places like the Ivory Coast which is in West Africa. If you do the math, the Marines that have been there are extremely small. To simplify the math, that is about 1 out of 182. I am one of those few, within The Few, The Proud, The United States Marines.

We are all over the country some in uniform, some not, but you can always spot a Marine.

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