Listen up you Jarheads!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oldawg, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Happy birthday! now quit malingering and get back in the rigging and man the gunnels! Navy is on the guns and we'll get you eyeball to eyeball. That is all.
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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Loaded, rolled out, tracking on target, with matches at the ready.
    Semper Fi Marine, Happy Birthday!
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  3. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Happy birthday...
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    From a Bubble Head to all you Jarheads.

    I am gracious enough to share my Birthday with the US Marine Corp.

    Happy to have you on board.

    At Ease!
  5. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    Happy birthday jarheads
  6. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Happy Birthday Marines!

    Tun Tavern - Birthplace of the United States Marine Corps
    In the year 1685, Samuel Carpenter built a huge "brew house" in Philadelphia. He located this tavern on the waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Tun Alley. The old English word tun means a cask, barrel, or keg of beer. So, with his new beer tavern on Tun Alley, Carpenter elected to christen the new waterfront brewery with a logical name, Tun Tavern.

    Tun Tavern quickly gained a reputation for serving fine beer. Beginning 47 years later in 1732, the first meetings of the St. John's No. 1 Lodge of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple were held in the tavern. An American of note, Benjamin Franklin, was its third Grand Master. Even today the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia recognizes Tun Tavern as the birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.

    Roughly ten years later in the early 1740s, the new proprietor expanded Tun Tavern and gave the addition a new name, "Peggy Mullan's Red Hot Beef Steak Club at Tun Tavern." The new restaurant became a smashing commercial success and was patronized by notable Americans. In 1747 the St. Andrews Society, a charitable group dedicated to assisting poor immigrants from Scotland, was founded in the tavern.

    Nine years later, then Col. Benjamin Franklin organized the Pennsylvania Militia. He used Tun Tavern as a gathering place to recruit a regiment of soldiers to go into battle against the Indian uprisings that were plaguing the American colonies. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Continental Congress later met in Tun Tavern as the American colonies prepared for independence from the English Crown.

    On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter -- serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by (1) cold beer and (2) the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. So, yes, the U.S. Marine Corps was indeed born in Tun Tavern. Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived during this new relationship.
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  7. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs!
    Semper Fi.
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013
  9. Dawg23

    Dawg23 do or do not, there is no try

    Happy Birthday to the Marines. :)
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  10. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

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  11. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Some of you may have read this before, but for those that have not.....

    "The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
    The love of a staunch true man,
    The love of a baby, unafraid,
    Have existed since time began.

    But the greatest of loves, The quintessence of loves.
    even greater than that of a mother,
    Is the tender, passionate, infinite love,
    of one drunken Marine for another.

    Semper Fidelis"

    General Louis H. Wilson
    Commandant of the Marine Corps
    Toast given at 203rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball
    Camp Lejeune, N.C. 1978
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  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    From an old "Jarhead"--thank you. Have always felt that the entire military was one vast team effort. We joke and jab at each other but in the end we put that aside and "giv 'em hell". And to those who have been in the "crotch"---Semper Fi.
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  13. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Semper Fi 06.. When I read that so many years ago I felt great pride in my Corps...
  14. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    LOL, nothing like beer busts on Onslow Beach to get a bunch hugging drunk.
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  15. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013
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  16. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    An a fish fry along with that beer bust out at Bogue field.. Fresh caught out of the sound!
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  17. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Mmmm, ever stop out the back gate and eat steamed oysters with the local fisherman? That gent knew what to do with them--that and several bottles of liquid refreshment helped one's appetite--lol.
  18. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    And let us not forget the "Court street" commandos...
  19. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Remember raking them up off the bottom of the sound , cut em open and hit em with some tobasco . And memories of court street I do not want to try to explain. Gate 2 was troublsom enough.
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  20. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    My son went off to the (shudder) Air Force, and his first duty station was Okinawa, thus the gate 2 and BC street instructions to him.. Oh, and the be kind the the drunk jarheads..
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