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WWII Famous Quotes By Marines

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Evening all,

 

Writing a paper and am in need of as many quotes from Marines during combat in World War II as I can find, or quotes ABOUT Marines which were coined during World War II.

 

Please fire away, many thanks!

 

~VFG


***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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"Send more Japs."

-Transmission from the Wake Island Garrison when asked if they needed anything after being informed the relief fleet would not make it. Illustrates defender's resolve


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Priceless, keep 'em coming...


***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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There is always the classic from Eleanor Roosevelt...

 

“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"

 

TH1


Collector of WWI US Navy "Donald Duck" Caps and Hat Tallies - Looking for Tallies from the USS Carp & USS Chauncey

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"We're not accustomed to occupying defensive positions. It's destructive to morale."

 

—Lt. Gen. H. M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith, Iwo Jima, 1945

 

"In our corps without responsibility and discipline we would not have won the Battle of Iwo Jima."

—Lt. Gen. H. M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith, After Action Report on Iwo Jima, 1945

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Thanks all, keep them coming these are some I hadn't heard other than the classic by Eleanor Roosevelt...


***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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