Welcome to Seacoast Marines history page.
On this page we will discuss the History of the Corps and the men and
women from the Seacoast who participated in these historical events.
Meanwhile, have you read Jerry McConnell's book?
Talk about Marine Corps history. Also below see the latest addition
of Marine Corps MOTIVATION.

Every single Marine started out as a basic Rifleman. It did not
matter where you went through boot camp, you all ended up as
a Marine Rifleman. There was nothing like the Marine Rifleman's Creed.
This is the creed in it's entirety.
Written back in 1943 Maj Gen. W. H. Rupertus.
The creed stands the test of time even today.
Enjoy it Marines.

Below is a poster from the last birthday celebration.

Marines from World II to The War on Terrorism
We like the look of this photo. We borrowed this collage image from the MCA
promo piece. The Marine rushing forward on the left appears to be running into the
future as the Marine on the right calls him forward. This image speaks volumes
about the history of our Corps and indeed our country.
There may be more to this image than meets the eye.

Semper Fi Marines!

Christmas Card for 2004


How fitting is it, that on this day, Marines are storming the Streets of Fallujah
in fighting not seen since the Battle for Hue City in South Vietnam in 1968.
The Marines are taking the fight to the Insurgents and Terrorists and from all
accounts our Marines are KICKING Some serious Butt!
God Speed Marines and may the spirit of every marine who ever earned
the title be with you in the fight.

Semper Fi and God Bless.

President BUSH Wins Re-Election!
Most Marines Happy with Outcome.
World appears safer with BUSH in Office.
Insurgents and Terrorists in Fallujah counting
days until they are exterminated.
Marines prepped to kill terrorists.

Stand by.
Marine Corps 229th Birthday 11/10/04
Veteran's Day 11/11/04

2004 Memorial Day Weekend May 31, 2004.
Please take the time to remember those who have fallen.
Our brave brothers & sisters in arms who for the past 227 years
gave their lives in the name of Freedom. Let us never forget them.
Especially those who lost their lives this year in the ongoing
War on Terrorism in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This year also marks
the WWII Memorial Dedication in our Nation's Capital.
The World's "Greatest Generation" finally get their
long over due Memorial.

God Bless each and every one of them.

Happy Birthday Marines!

The 228th Birthday Bash is planned for 10 November 2003
at the Pelican Club upstairs at the Galley Hatch Restaurant
in Hampton, NH. Hope to see you all there.

Below is a sampling of Marine Corps Accolades. Some were made by Marines,
others were made by other branches of service and stately officials.
And some were made by civilians.
But all praise the Corps.
Read on Marine.

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


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


Marines know how to use
their bayonets.
Army bayonets may as well
be paper-weights.

Navy Times; November 1994


Why in hell can't the Army do it
if the Marines can.
They are the same kind of men;
why can't they be like Marines.

Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, USA; 12 February 1918


The United States Marine Corps, with
its fiercely proud tradition of excellence
in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its
unbending code of honor, is part of
the fabric of American myth.

Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997


For all of those that have son's or daughter's at
bootcamp let me pass on what I found.
Let me give you a little back ground first.
When my son left home he had no motivation,
he was lazy, slobby, no pride, no self worth.
This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at
Parris Island. The man that I met on Thursday
for parents day is AWESOME. There is no way
I can describe to you all the difference.
He looks different, he walks different, he talks
different, he has such a sense of bearing and
pride all I could do was look at him in awe.
Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through
is unimaginable to any one that has not been there.
They are definitely taught to be Warriors.
Let me tell you the surprise of what else they
are taught. My Marine son has better values,
better morals, better manners than any one
I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam...
so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares
about what he does, and its not a boastful, bad ass
thing. He is a true gentleman. I saw patience, and a
calmness in him that I have never seen. I could
never express my gratitude enough to the Marine
Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I
have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the
time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him
kicking and screaming all the way. Although I'm sure
that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my
younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I
will have two Marines in the family, and I will
be one very proud mother.

"Cybil", Mother of a Marine writing to the myMarine Group


The raising of that flag on Suribachi
means a Marine Corps for the next
five hundred years.

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945
(the flag-raising on Iwo Jima had been immortalized in a photograph
by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal)


I have just returned from visiting the
Marines at the front, and there is not a
finer fighting organization in the world!

General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur; Korea, 21 September 1950


We have two companies of Marines running
rampant all over the northern half of this
island, and three Army regiments pinned
down in the southwestern corner, doing
nothing. What the hell is going on?

Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs
of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983


The Marines I have seen around the world
have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds,
the highest morale, and the lowest morals
of any group of animals I have ever seen.
Thank God for the United States
Marine Corps!

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945


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


Marines I see as two breeds,
Rottweilers or Dobermans, because
Marines come in two varieties,
big and mean, or skinny and mean.
They're aggressive on the attack and
tenacious on defense.
They've got really short hair
and they always
go for the throat.

RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995


They told (us) to open up the Embassy,
or "we'll blow you away." And then
they looked up and saw the Marines
on the roof with these really big guns,
and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow,"
which means "Excuse me, I didn't
mean it, my mistake".

Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991


For over 221 years our Corps has
done two things for this great Nation.
We make Marines,
and we win battles.

Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997


Come on, you sons of bitches!
Do you want to live forever?

GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC
near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines' attack into
Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918


Gone to Florida to fight the Indians.
Will be back when the war is over.

Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson, USMC
in a note pinned to his office door, 1836


Don't you forget that you're First Marines!
Not all the communists in Hell
can overrun you!

Col. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
rallying his First Marine Regiment near
Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950


Marines die, that's what we're here for.
But the Marine Corps lives forever.
And that means YOU live forever.

the mythical GySgt. Hartman, USMC; portrayed by GySgt. R. Lee Ermey,
a Marine Corps Drill Instructor using his own choice of words
in Full Metal Jacket, 1987


You'll never get a Purple Heart
hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!

Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943


We are United States Marines, and for
two and a quarter centuries we have
defined the standards of courage,
esprit, and military prowess.

Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (CMC); 10 November 2000


I have only two men out of my company
and 20 out of some other company.
We need support, but it is almost suicide
to try to get it here as we are swept by
machine gun fire and a constant barrage
is on us. I have no one on my left
and only a few on my right. I will hold.

1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918


I love the Corps for those intangible
possessions that cannot be issued: pride,
honor, integrity, and being able to
carry on the traditions for generations
of warriors past.

Cpl. Jeff Sornij, USMC; in Navy Times, November 1994

A college professor, an avowed Atheist, was teaching his class.
He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated he was
going to prove there was no God. Addressing the ceiling he shouted:
"God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform.
I'll give you 15 minutes!"

The lecture room fell silent. You could have heard a pin fall.
Ten minutes went by. Again he taunted God, saying,
"Here I am, God. I'm still waiting."

His count-down got down to the last couple of minutes when
a Marine just released from active duty and newly registered in the
class - walked up to the professor, hit him full force in the face,
and sent him tumbling from his lofty platform. The professor was out cold!
At first, the students were shocked and babbled in confusion.
The young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat silent.
The class fell silent...waiting.

Eventually, the professor came to, shaken. He looked at the young
Marine in the front row. When the professor regained his senses
and could speak he asked: "What's the matter with you?
Why did you do that?"

"God was busy. He sent me."













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