Tuesday, November 09, 2004


HAPPY 229TH TO THE MARINE CORPS The traditional: Major General John A. Lejeune Birthday Message From Commandant Hagee: 2004 Marine Corps Birthday Message From an alert reader, with music: Happy 229th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Let's hope it's today and I'm wrong about one to two weeks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Leatherneck! Really enjoy reading your blog.

A toast to our Corps: MARINES!

Semper Fi,
Sgt Reid
USMC '86-'95

November 10, 2004 at 2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday MARINES!
Semper Fi.

Cpl. Steve A.
Weapons Co. 1/5 (0331)

November 10, 2004 at 3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semper Fi

James Lopez
Capt USMC(Ret)

November 10, 2004 at 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, congrats, but lets not forget the doggies that are right there with them.

This is my post

Papa Ray
West Texas

November 10, 2004 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the "Doggies" in this fight, here is a report about the U.S. Army's Task force that is fighting there in Fallujah.

This is my post, and yes I was in the U. S. Army. Two tours in Nam.

Papa Ray
West Texas

November 10, 2004 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great job, Marine. Heard you on Hugh's show (on the net) yesterday. It is a great day for victory.

Semper Fi

November 10, 2004 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger USMC_Vet said...


AP: Iraq Developments>>>

Go read this. You will be absolutely floored:

"Many of the remaining fighters have asked to surrender, the Iraqi government said. It said authorities will offer amnesty to those who have not committed major crimes."

If you read my post last night regarding the Yossef Bodansky interview, you just knew this was coming.

We (nor the Iraqi Gov't) cannot hold the city. It is too large, there are other tasks in line, and it is a Wahabbi-infested rathole of violence.

'Amnesty' is Allawi's negotiation. Furthermore, what exactly consitutes a 'Major Crime'? Can anyone answer that for me please? Is not trying to blow US Marines' and Soldiers' brains out with AK's and RPG's NOT a 'Major Crime'?

So let me interpret this for you...."If you did not personally use the dull hunting knife to hack away at a living human being's neck and decapitate him, but merely fired your AK-47 at Marines or set and detonate roadside bombs, well then go home in peace. All is Forgiven. Amnesty be upon you and Praise be to Allah."


Remember my words: Re-group, Re-arm and Resume.

Shadow Boxing 101

Class Dismissed

November 10, 2004 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger USMC_Vet said...


"- Insurgent violence sharpened across central and northern Iraq, with at least 18 people killed in fighting, including a U.S. soldier and a foreign contractor."

It seems that since we have tightened the imperfect noose around Falluja in recent weeks, Baghdad car bombings have fallen a bit...and a spike in activity to the north.

If I were a Jihadi in Falluja and got out of the city, I would not take up refuge within the Sunni Triangle immediately. I would go north, Mosul. Basra and Najaf are out of the question...the Shi'ites would kill me as soon as the infidel al-Amriki. Ramadi is out, it's just al-Amriki's next stop. Samara is out, it was al-Amriki's last stop.

Flushing them out of the Trinagle does not get the job done, unfortunately.

I just hope that there are more left still in Falluja than I suspect. If I have ever been wrong about anything, I hope that this is it.

November 10, 2004 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger EddieP said...

Happy Birthday fellow jarheads.
Semper Fi
Ed Poinsett USMC 1482250

November 10, 2004 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Dominic said...

Great Post. Belmont has a great analysis of the fighting so far, complete with battle map. Chester, you two guys are doing a great services. Semper Fi! 1stBn/8thMar C co (86-89)

November 10, 2004 at 5:15 PM  

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