United States Marine Corp Quotes boost confidence and pride
The Marines are a brotherhood of warriors that are the first to fight, it’s no wonder some famous Marine Corp quotes have been used and reused to instill confidence and reverence in those privileged enough to hear them. They speak of the Marines passion and ferocity in combat and the pride of being one of the elite warriors called on to protect our country.
The Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I eventually led to the adoption of the bulldog mascot when German soldiers referred to Marine Corp soldiers as “Teufel-hunden” from the wild dogs of Bavarian lore which translates to ‘Devil Dogs.’ German soldiers coined the term from the Marines relentless advancement that helped change the tide in June 1918 as they continually fought back the Germans. Some believe that an early form of the modern term ‘Ooh-Rah’ being called from Marine soldiers added to the lore of the Devil Dogs that has now become a well known nickname to continue the long lived legend of the ferocity and commitment of the United States Marine Corp. Some famous quotes developed from that battle:
United States Marine Corp Quotes from battle
“C’mon you sons-of-bitches, do you want to live forever!”
~ GySgt Dan Daley at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI
“Retreat, hell we just got here!”
~ Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI
The motto Semper Fi is actually a shortened version of the Latin term Semper Fidelis which means: “Always Faithful.” The term was adopted in 1871 from the previous motto “First to fight.” Although the Marines are still the first to fight in combat situations the motto was changed and encompasses a lifestyle as well as a battle cry.
Prior to the revolution, Marines were primarily used for service by the British Navy. They were involved in battles in 1741 in Columbia and Cuba and served as marksmen and security on their ships and were rumored to have prevented mutinies with their mere presence. The United States Marine Corps originated in Tun Tavern on November 10th 1775 in Philadelphia as a result of a congressional resolution. They became a department of the Navy in 1834.
Since the Marine Corps inception they have built a reputation that is unsurpassed as a ferocious fighting force hell bent on achieving the task at hand and doing whatever it takes to defeat the enemy. Lt. Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller is one of many famous marines whose quotes reverberate the mindset of Marine Corps soldiers in combat. Chesty has become one of the most commonly used names for the bulldog mascots since the 1950’s in his honor. His fearless nature in the face of defeat is a staple of all Marines.
United States Marine Corp Quotes from Koreans
“We’re surrounded? Good, now we can kill the bastards in any direction.”
~ Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller; Korean War
“Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the American Marines.”
~Captured North Korean Major
The legendary warriors of long ago traveling across vast oceans to meet their enemy in shield walls with a sword in hand are not gone; they simply improved their weapons and changed their uniform. They are Marines. (United States Marine Corp Quotes)