“Why in the world do you guys do that 1stSgt?”
I’m glad you asked.
Long ago we had this little incident in China we refer to as the Boxer Rebellion. British and American forces fought side by side with other nations to defend the legation against the Boxers and managed to hold out until a relief column arrived. Historical Marine Corps notables such as Dan Daly and Smedley Butler took part in this famous battle. Much more detailed info on the incident can be read in depth in a separate article here.
It is widely regarded that British and American forces forged a close bond that continues today. John Philip Sousa even wrote a march, “The Royal Welch Fusiliers” in dedication to the RWF.
So take the time to check out the links above and expand your Marine Corps historical knowledge.
And Saint David!