Happy Birthday, USMC

One extra salute on this Veterans Weekend.

It was 237 years ago at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia when the United States Marine Corps was founded.


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Dennis Welsh November 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Thanks John. Do you know which branch of the service is the oldest? Someone told me yesterday that the Army Corps of Engineers had that distinction. From the first day of boot camp I was told the Marine Corps was the oldest. We used to jokingly say that the Marine Corps was "200 years of tradition unhampered by progress." Always careful not to said within earshot of a senior officer or NCO.
John Sammons November 12, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Dennis here are the .birthday's of all the Uniformed Services. US Army June 1775 US Navy August 1775 USMC November 1775 (but don't tell the Marines that the Navy is one month older) USCG August 1790 USPHS Sept 1798 NOAA (Formerly the (US Coast and Geodetic Survey) 1870 US Army Air Corps July 1926 USAF Sept 1947 USA Corps of Engineers 1802
cathy November 12, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Very interesting. Thank you , John.
Dennis Welsh November 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM
OK, but we are still the only branch born in a bar!
John Sammons November 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Roger that but a tavern - classier than a common bar!!!!


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