Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

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10 November 1775 in Philadelphia, two battalions of “Continental Marines” were formed to fight on land and sea. Which means that the USMC predates the founding of the United States by about half a year.

Other than an ill advised dissolution from 1783-89, they have been defending America from it’s enemies ever since.

As the power and prestige of the United States grew, so did the mission of the USMC. That included developing counter insurgency strategies and tactics during the time between World War 1 and World War 2. Much of that information is still used to this day.

Other nations have patterned their marine forces on that of the USMC.

A consistent record of protecting America through good time and bad is something or which to be proud.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.

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