Happy birthday Marines Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 November 2017
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

On Nov. 10, we celebrate the United States Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday — a day that is dedicated to the “Few and the Proud” for their time-honored service to our nation.

The United States Marine Corps was first organized by the Continental Marine Act of 1775.  

Since the Revolutionary War, the multi-purpose mission of the Marine Corps has evolved to fulfill a critical role in our modern military.  With the capability to expeditiously deploy highly skilled infantryman, Marines defend democracy and liberty around the world on a moment’s notice.

“From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli,” the United States Marine Corps has engaged and defeated our enemies across numerous fronts.  

Today, Marines continue to perform bravely around the globe while defending America’s freedoms.  

Marines have courageously served alongside our joint team in the air, on ground and at sea.  We salute the great history and fighting spirit of the Marine Corps and appreciate all they do here at Fort Leonard Wood and around the world. Happy birthday, United States Marine Corps.

Semper Fidelis!

We are proud to serve with you. Victory starts here, victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)


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