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Posted 2010-10-26 09:26:18
Hi all - anyone know who to contact for a ticket/reservation to this year's Birthday Ball?
Posted 2010-10-26 09:40:27
Suggest you phone the embassy, 02-205-4000, and ask the operator to forward you to the Gunny.
Posted 2010-10-26 10:11:20
Ask bonobo he might know.
Have good day anyhow USMC.
Edited by Kwasaki, 2010-10-26 10:13:11.
Posted 2010-10-26 12:58:40
There are not enough Chinamen in the world to stop a fully armed marine regiment from going where ever they want to go.
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller
Posted 2010-10-26 13:14:24
Well there are more Chinese than Vietnamese and we all know how that turned out
Posted 2010-10-26 16:10:50
Al Haig was NOT a Marine
Posted 2010-10-26 16:22:24
exactly the attitude that has seen the USA bomb all these countries since WW2, no doubt to keep us all free................free to do as your govt tells u
Belgian Congo 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1981-92
Croatia 1994 (of Serbs at Krajina)
Iran 1998 (airliner)
Posted 2010-10-26 18:18:38
Well, some Taiwanese, South Koreans, and Kuwaitis might give a thanks. Some folks not, that the way of the world.
BTW, last month I spent three days with a Lao refugee family who'd gone to the U.S. in 1976 with their four young boys and three suitcases, and no $$$. During some conversation we kind of wondered how they might have fared if there'd been no war in Laos, or if the LGMs hadn't taken over. As it is, one son is an orthopedic surgeon, one a lawyer, one a computer guru, and the last "boy," who was two when they hit the U.S., is a successful dentist.
And, yes, other families have done well, too, in different ways, and many have done less well.
Posted 2010-10-26 18:20:53
Well thats Ok with me they didn't bomb England.
You missed out France and Germany nat dred.
Edited by Kwasaki, 2010-10-26 18:25:17.
Posted 2010-10-26 21:05:58
Yes ! jokes done, Happy day for the USMC lets hope all the wars get finished with and they all get home to there families.
Edited by Kwasaki, 2010-10-26 21:07:49.
Posted 2010-10-26 21:19:04
As an Englishman, l owe my existence to the sacrifices of many but for sure if the US Marines were not there for me/us in the 40's l would not exist.
I salute you.
Posted 2010-10-27 10:07:42
Thats a long list.
May they get what they deserve.
Posted 2010-10-27 13:28:59
Well said transam. They have my deepest respect and admiration. Seems some on here have short memories and should take a trip to the war cemetries in France.
I will add i too am English, not American.
Posted 2010-10-27 13:50:09
Marines in Europe?
Posted 2010-10-27 13:53:35
I think its fairly plain to see i'm talking about American troops if this is so important Sergei
Posted 2010-10-27 13:58:43
And yes some Marines did serve in Europe during WW2
Edited by transam, 2010-10-27 14:03:28.
Posted 2010-10-27 14:05:39
"May they get what they deserve?!" That is one of the silliest, most juvenile comments on the forum.
Posted 2010-10-27 14:21:00
I guess you are not a " Chinaman" than or you had picked up some other comment.
And don't forget this is an international forum, we may have members here from countries where the navy dropped some bombs and killed some people, even in Europe, not that very long time ago.
I know they were defending the freedom so that i can write comments like the one above , right?
But if i look at the recent wikileaks about the war in Iraq i don't know if there is much to celebrate.
Posted 2010-10-27 14:26:14
Don't bother Sergei, i'm not going down that route. You'll have to start a row in an empty room as it were. Something you are well capable of i'm sure. Have fun.
Posted 2010-10-27 14:32:28
You already did ...
Posted 2010-10-27 18:05:07
Some people ignored my request and lost their posting rights.
Posted 2010-10-27 18:10:47
I'm asking nicely that everyone respect the OP's inquiry and limit this thread to the topic at hand. Further arguments over history will be deleted, and participants suspended.
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