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captken
11-09-05, 12:15 PM
I would imagine that most of you who read this know about and probably have participated in the war of words that goes back and forth between the Navy and the Marine Corps. I sure did my share when I was a young enlisted Sailor. Seems like a favorite exchange of insults was for a Marine to call the Navy a "taxi service" and for a Sailor to call the Marines "cargo".

Well I've grown older and hopefully a little wiser. My time on gator freighters taught me how effective we can be together. I realized that, yeah...we are a taxi service...one very bad a$$, multi-ton, taxi service!

If you can call bombs, torpedos, tomahawk missles, etc. cargo then, yeah...you guys are cargo...very, very leathal, ferocious, well trained cargo. So when the "taxi" sits off somebody's coast and delivers the "cargo" to their doorstep, they'd better pray that the "cargo" is coming to help because if they're the bad guys their days are numbered.

I'm very proud to have had the privilege of wearing the uniform of my country's Navy. Part of what makes me proud is that I was able to serve along side those of you who "...bear the title of United States Marines."

So tomorrow have a happy 230th birthday, Marines. You've earned it...Semper fi!

p.s. Anytime y'all need a taxi ride just let me know!

GySgtRet
11-09-05, 01:23 PM
captken,

As the Navy is our brethren. Thank for the Birthday Wishes...!!!

May there be many more.

Semper Fidelis

PTWARRIOR
11-09-05, 04:59 PM
I Want To Thank You Also Captain The Was said With Alot Of Damn Class!

outlaw3179
11-09-05, 05:23 PM
Oooorah Sir ,

Anytime you want want to drink some beers sir, I got the first round .
Semper Fi!

junker316
11-09-05, 07:24 PM
To all on Leatherneck Have a great Marine Corps Birthday

Sgtj
11-09-05, 10:55 PM
Semper Fi, I'll kick it off my doing 230 push ups at 0500 tomorrow morning, ya'll are welcomed to join in. Mine will be in sets of 50 as I'm not as strong as I once was :( But hell I'm still a Marine. Ooh Rah!

militarycowboy1
11-09-05, 11:02 PM
Captain,
Thanks for the words of wisdom you provided. Very true that Marines consider the Navy to be a taxi service, but without you guys, we would not be as effective as we are. As a veteran of the Marine Corps, I was very proud to have served alongside the sailors of this country's Navy. Thank you, sir,as well, for the birthday wishes. *Salute*

captken
11-09-05, 11:05 PM
Thanks back to you, militarycowboy1. You call, we haul!

MillRatUSMC
11-09-05, 11:56 PM
captken, its been a partnership of some 230th years in the making.
We celebrate, but its more of a looking back to what we are.
What we are has been done with the help of your service.
We couldn't have done it without your help...

Joseph P Carey
11-10-05, 02:06 AM
Happy Birthday USMC and all Marines!

MarineGrunt1775
11-10-05, 02:08 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES.....Heres to 230 years of service to our Nation.
Semper Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Frates Aerten.......Oftend Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever...
Semper Fi....
FJ Castro

Devildogg4ever
11-10-05, 04:15 AM
Past, Present, and Future Marines, Happy Birthday!! http://downsouthhunting.com/images/smiles/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif

Osotogary
11-10-05, 07:57 AM
Have a wonderful Birthday! Although your history and traditions are lengthy, you are still just 230 years young. Have the finest of celebrations, enjoy your revelry and be sure to square a corner every now and then.
The best to all of you.
Gary

happeninhank
11-10-05, 08:17 AM
i just want to say to the brotherhood uncle sam's misguided children
happy 230th sempi fi death before dishonor

Maldian
11-10-05, 08:47 AM
Happy Birthday to all of my brothers and sisters in the Marine Corps all over the world.

rktect3j
11-10-05, 08:51 AM
I Want To Thank You Also Captain The Was said With Alot Of Damn Class!
I'll second that. Thanks.

Namvet67
11-10-05, 08:52 AM
Thank you captken! Thanks for the cover you provided us when you were in Nam! Semper Fi Welcome home

TAZMAN
11-10-05, 09:07 AM
TO ALL WHO HAVE WISHED US HAPPY BIRTHDAY I THANK YOU AND HOW TRUE WITHOUT OUR "TAXI SERVICE" WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN AS EFFECTIVE, THANKS CAPTAIN WELL SAID AND TO Sgtj RIGHT WITH YOU ON THOSE PUSHUPS OORAH!! TO ALL MY FELLOW MARINES WHO WEAR THE EAGLE,GLOBE & ANCHOR HAPPY 230TH, EVERY DAY BUT ESPECIALLY TODAY WEAR IT WITH PRIDE.

SEMPER FI, DO OR DIE OORAH!!

TAZMAN

BBQKing
11-10-05, 09:41 AM
Happy Birthday

TazMatt
11-10-05, 10:41 AM
Happy Birthday Marines Past Present &Future. Thanks also Captain for the good wishes and the kind words. Cpl.Taz Man if you can reply to my Email address i would like to talk to you. I go by the name of Tazmatt .Semper Fi Sgt.Matt U.S.M.C. 69-75

MarineNoob26
11-10-05, 11:06 AM
Happy 230th birthday United States Marines!

OLE SARG
11-10-05, 11:30 AM
Happy Birthday To All Marines, Past And Present, And God Bless You All For A Job Well Done!!

Semper Fi,
Ole Sarg

CHOPPER7199
11-10-05, 11:35 AM
Ooorah, On All The Above.

outlaw3179
11-10-05, 11:43 AM
Happy Birthday Marines ! Honor ,Courage and commitment. Heres to 230 years of making Marines and winning battles. Semper Fi! OOOORRAAAHHH

Rob Parry
11-10-05, 01:47 PM
Happy Birthday Marines. Semper Fi.

Did somebody mutter 'Sprogs', now you guys behave, those cuzzins do a good job!

Have a good day.:)

sgtfowler
11-10-05, 02:43 PM
Happy 230th Marines. Semper Fi!!

Joseph P Carey
11-10-05, 03:39 PM
Commandant, I was going to do 230 push ups to honor this year,
But with age the thought was too much of me ending on my left ear.
Instead, I'll toast to the young Marines of strength and of youth,
and Ill drink 230 shots of Applejack, for the kids we'll call it juice.

Happy Birthday Marines! And, one more for the Corps!

jo_beth
11-10-05, 03:46 PM
Happy 230th, Marines

Semper Fi!

:banana:

gwladgarwr
11-10-05, 04:18 PM
Happy 230th Birthday, Devildogs!:marine:

vfm
11-10-05, 04:25 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S.M.C. AND TO ALL MARINES PAST AND PRESENTAND LET US REMEMBER OUR MARINE BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US.

SEMPER FI!!!
vfm

Thurman
11-10-05, 05:35 PM
Happy Birthday Marines! 230 Years Strong!
From your Hardworking sidekicks "Seabees"

Wyoming
11-10-05, 05:48 PM
Give this link a try.

https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/holiday/usmc/2005_playmovie.asp?isc=gdg1110&se=%2B

Semper Fi Brothers, Semper Fi.

sgt.r.n.davis
11-10-05, 06:27 PM
:marine: JUST A QUICK HELLO, TO ALL MY U.S. MARINE BUDDIES! AND THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HAS SERVED WITH HONOR AND COURAGE AND PRIDE OF OUR UNITED STATES MARINES
WITH GODS CONTINUED GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON OUR COUNTRY, I SALUTE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!:banana: :thumbup:

Cole11
11-10-05, 06:42 PM
Heres to Health, to you, and to our Corps, Semper Fi, and Happy Birthday fellow Marines!

yellowwing
11-10-05, 06:46 PM
Here's a Happy Birthday to all Marines Young and Old, and we epsecially remember the Marines that have gone on before us.

Semper Fidelis!

lumpkin
11-10-05, 06:48 PM
Happy Birthday Marines

Semper Fi!

Doc Crow
11-10-05, 08:42 PM
I want to take a Moment and Wish All You HArd Charging Devil Dogs a Very Happy 230th Birthday. After all my tours with the Corps I have never seena group that is so proud of their traditions. Since my retirement in 97 I have missed spending so Much Time with my Brothers in arms.

God Bless the United States of America and the Best Fighting Force on the Planet the United State Marine Corps

lurchenstein
11-10-05, 11:18 PM
From the youngest to the oldest Marines still serving and to those in the 1st Civ. Div:
Happy 230th Birthday, to each of you! :marine:

virwar
11-11-05, 01:18 AM
Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!!! Semper Fi Dave

MarineGrunt1775
11-13-05, 05:16 AM
Hey Doc....Semper Fi Brother...