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The United States Marine Corps – Founded 1775 – Happy Birthday

November 10th, 2008 . by TexasFred

The USMC was “founded” by the Continental Congress on 10 November 1775. They commissioned Samual Nicholas to raise two battalions of Continental Marines. He set up shop in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia where he appointed Robert Mullan, the owner of the tavern, as the first Marine Recruiter.

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4 Responses to “The United States Marine Corps – Founded 1775 – Happy Birthday”

  1. comment number 1 by: ASM826

    Semper Fidelis to all my brothers.

  2. comment number 2 by: AmericanAngel

    Let’s not forget our fearless leader, Happy Birthday Dad!!!

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    And THAT is my GOOD KID, AmericanAngel!! Thank you baby.. I am recovering nicely, 3 days with a 4 year old was a hoot!! :P

  4. comment number 4 by: xnavygunner

    Happy birthday and Semper Fi to all my brothers and sisters in the Corps.