Let me first wish all the Marines out there a happy birthday. We who serve today truly stand on the shoulders of mighty men of valor who have gone before us.
Today in FAST Company Bahrain the celebrations were festive, brutal, and will be reported on later.
Last night I finished reading Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak and am afraid I may unintentionally plagiarize myself so this will be a short one. I’ve been drunk on the book ever since I cracked it open and Kanani has even accused me of sounding like Brute Krulak (this I accept as a most flattering compliment).
In the book Brute is quoted during Vietnam as saying that you can’t beat and idea with a bullet. You can only beat an idea with a better idea.
I suggest the United States Marine Corps is a better idea, with bullets.
May the term “Marine” forever remain synonymous with “victory!”
Semper Fidelis! Happy birthday Marine Corps!