Originally organized as the Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 as naval infantry, the Marine Corps has evolved in its mission with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict including the Revolutionary War. It attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid 20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond to regional crises has made it, and continues to make it, an important body in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.VICTORY - REGARDLESS OF THE ODDS - IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OUTCOME FOR THE MARINES.
THE FEW... THE PROUD...
REMEMBER: EVERY MARINE IN UNIFORM TODAY IS SERVING WITH SOMEONE WHO SERVED WITH ANOTHER AN OLDER MARINE WHO SERVED WITH ANOTHER OLDER MARINE - AND SO ON - GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1775.
WE OWE ALL OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES A HUGE DEBT OF GRATITUDE.
THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD DOES.
GOD BLESS THEM ALL.