Words of Appreciation to Our Brothers
Who Serve(d) in the United States Marine Corps

The modern Navy benefits greatly from the ubiquitous presence of Marines. There was always a Marine detachment on Navy bases I entered. They were the base protectors, especially evident at all access points. Even aircraft carriers had a Marine detachment, primarily associated with the Captain and any admirals onboard.

The Marines have maintained a "big brother" relationship with the Navy long after they were needed to protect ships and their officers from common sailors, who generally came from the dregs of society and were thus difficult to control. This former squid would now like to show his appreciation for this time honored guardianship with a heart-felt:

Semper Fi !

(Semper FIdelis = always faithful)

Copyright 2000 Charles W. Paige

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