THE 2011 MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE MARKS 236 YEARS OF HONOR AND DOMINANCE ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE

It’s that time of year again to recognize the founding of the most lethal and dangerous Corps of warriors that has ever existed, The Marines. Today, 10 November 2011, marks the 236th year of The United States Marine Corps being America’s most elite and deadly fighting men.

To mark this occasion I am including a link to Maj. General John A. Toolan birthday message. Gen. Toolan is the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Marine Division currently deployed and Southwest Afghanistan Regional Commander. I am skipping the Commandant’s message this year because I didn’t like the mini movie he and the Sergeant Major produced so instead I am posting this message.

Just to be on the up and up, I have interacted with General Toolan a few times and for a career Grunt Officer he is alright. If you put him in a room with nine other men of about the same age and then ask people to pick which man is the Marine General based on appearances he would probably never get picked. The thing is though he’s one hell of a good officer even though he looks and sounds like he should be holding up a bar stool at a bar in Brooklyn talking about the Jets or Giants.

SEMPER FI MARINES

Xiphos

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11 responses to “THE 2011 MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY MESSAGE MARKS 236 YEARS OF HONOR AND DOMINANCE ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE”

  1. Xiphos0311 says :

    ToadKillerDog Happy Birthday and Semper Fi Marine

  2. Continentalop says :

    So I take it you’re not going to the ball this year? Justin Timberlake is going to be there.

  3. Barfy says :

    Happy Birthday Marine Corps! Thank you for 236 years of service, guts and bravery.

  4. MORBIUS says :

    Thanks Xi and TKD …

    and All Marines worldwide for your

    unyielding service to our country.

    Felice compleaños …

    ‘OOOORAH!!!!

  5. tombando says :

    Absolutely. Best and bravest.

  6. ThereWolf says :

    Happy Birthday, Marines.

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