Haze Gray & Underway.....
This Sums up a lot of things: "Fast is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to be slow in a hurry!" W.E., former Angelino
"When things go wrong, we can take it;....and we can dish it out too..." Raymond Massey - The 49th Parallel
The Poem: Ku-ita, Gu-ida, U-Tsu-Ru--tta, Nu-Mu-Bu--nda, to Su--shita.
This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This prescious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England...
"Its always better where the Tories are...." Baroness Thatcher
"Remember, remember the fifth of November.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot."
God save our gracious Queen; Long live our noble Queen; God
save the Queen!
Send her victorious; Happy and glorious; Long to reign over us; God save the Queen!
O Lord our God arise; Scatter her enemies; And make them
Confound their politics; Frustrate their knavish tricks; On Thee our hopes we fix; God save us all!
Thy choicest gifts in store; On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws; And ever give us cause; To sing with heart and voice; God save the Queen!
Not in this land alone; But be God's mercies known; From
shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see; That men should brothers be; And form one family; The wide world over.
From every latent foe; From the assassins blow; God save the Queen!
O'er her thine arm extend; For Britain's sake defend; Our mother, prince, and friend; God save the Queen!
Lord grant that Marshal Wade; May by thy mighty aid; Victory bring;
May he sedition hush; And like a torrent rush; Rebellious Scots to crush; God save the King!
My Rifle: The Creed of a US Marine
by Major General William H. Rupertus (USMC, Ret.)
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but
this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself. ¿
Twelve O'Clock High Dialogue:
Gen. Savage - "You liked Keith Davenport, a lot I
Maj. Stovall - "Yes Sir, I thought he was one of the finest men I ever knew."
Gen. Savage - "Same way the boys felt, I'm sure. Loyalty is a fine thing. Well. Thanks for the coffee major."
Maj. Stovall - "General Savage, I'd like to tell you something else, I think. I'm a lawyer by trade. I think I'm a good one. And when a good lawyer takes on a client he does it because he believes in the client's case, and that's all that matters. When I came over to England, I took on my biggest client. That client is the 918th Bomb Group. -- I want to see my client win its case. Does that answer what you had in mind?"
Gen. Savage - "On the button."
Maj. Stovall - "What did you have in mind, exactly?"
Gen. Savage - "I need time, time before those transfers go through."
Maj. Stovall - "Um Hum, How much time?"
Gen. Savage - "As much time as we can get. 10 days anyway."
Maj. Stovall - "Well, it will take those squadron adjutants two days to draw up all those requests; And, lets see; I believe in thorough methodical work, everything in order; I've got a good deal of stuff on my desk here, so, it might be three days before I can get around to them."
Gen. Savage - "Thats five."
Maj. Stovall - "It'll take a couple of days to check them, that makes seven; Then those squadron adjutants are pretty sloppy sometimes, and I certaintly don't want this group criticized for sloppy paper work, do you general?"
Gen. Savage - "couldn't permit it."
Maj. Stovall - "So my guess is that every one of those requests may have to go back to the squadron adjutant to be done over. By the time I re-check them, It will be ten days anyway before they can be ready for signature."
Gen. Savage - "What a way to run an outfit. You red tape adjutants are all alike."
Maj. Stovall - "That's right sir."
"But Harvey, there could be trouble in this."
Maj. Stovall - "I don't think so sir, I've never heard of the jury convicting the lawyer."
We must remember that:
It is the Marine, not the reporter, that has given us Freedom of the Press.
It is the Marine, not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech.
It is the Marine, not the campus organizer, who has given us the right to demonstrate.
It is the Marine, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn our flag."
"Captain, it is I, Ensign
Pulver and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard"
"Now what's all this crud about -- No movie tonight--?
Important Historical Figures:
Lt. Otis Cary, USN
Jeremy Michael Boorda
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Continental Congress, especially the October 13, 1775 & November 10, 1775 resolutions
The American Volunteer Group
Ernest Joseph King
George S. Patton
Merritt A. Edson
Carlos Hathcock & Chuck Mawhinney
James Harold Doolittle
Marc A. Mitscher
James P. S. Devereux
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson
Johnny Micheal Mike Spann - The 79th Star
Judith A. Resnick
Robert G. Smith
William Perry "Bill" Clements, Jr. Appointed me to the Selective Service Board in Houston July 10, 1982.Slade Deville Cutter
John Sidney McCain Sr. Photo
Kyu Sakamoto & Yoko Nagayama
Barry Goldwater I sometimes remember, that during the Presidential Campaign in summer of 1964, as an 11 year old boy living in Macon, GA, I had the opportunity to hear Goldwater's speech and shake his hand twice. We had just moved to 3300 Placid Place, within a mile or two walking distance to Westgate Mall. I'd heard that the campaign was coming to Westgate, and excited at the prospect of seeing my first campaign event, a hastily ran and walked from my new home (we had just moved to that location during March 1963) to the front of Westgate Mall. I managed to sit about 20 feet from the speaking stand and listened intently to the speech. As only of the very few very young people there I caught the eye of Mrs. Goldwater and she smiled back at me several times. I shook Goldwater's hand once after the speech, and then again in the motorcade as it passed along Pio Nono Avenue in front of Macon Mall.
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