Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

Today is the 234th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. To celebrate, here are a couple of videos about the Marines. The first includes some great quotes from Marine heroes that epitomize the spirit of the corps. The second, for the Marines who are reading this, is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway delivering the 234th Marine Corps Birthday message. ” Carrying On A Legacy Of Valor “

It honors all Marines past and present. There is a special tribute to today’s Heroes, Cpl Jonathan T. Yale, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and LCpl Jordan C. Haerter, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. These fine Marines were KIA 22 April, 2008. Their heroic actions that day, saved the lives of over 50 Iraqis and Marines. They were both posthumously presented the Navy Cross for Extraordinary Heroism on February 20th, 2009. The Navy Cross is our nations second highest award for valor in combat. Jonathan was 21 years old, Jordan was 19 years old.
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