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Independent Baptist

Quotes From Marines




"Retreat Hell! We're just attacking in another direction." (Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)

So they’ve got us surrounded?.. good! Now we can fire in any direction; those bastards won’t get away this time!” -CHESTY PULLER, USMC

I come in peace, I didn’t bring artillery.  But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes:  If you f@#$ with me, I’ll kill you all.” [Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders]

“The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” [MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952]

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.” [Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985]

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” [Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army]

“Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” [Ned Dolan]

“Hell, these are Marines.  Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima.  Bagdad ain’t s*%#.” [Marine Major General John F. Kelly]

“We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn’t go to work thinking there was any kind of risk.” [Pvt. Mike Armendariz-Clark, USMC; Afghanastan, 20 September 2001. As reported on page 1 of the New York Times]

“Marines know how to use their bayonets. Army bayonets may as well be paper-weights.” [Navy Times; November 1994]

“Having a gun and thinking you are armed is like having a piano and thinking you are a musician” [Col. Jeff Cooper (U.S.M.C. Ret.)]

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