From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles in the air on land and sea. First to fight for rights and freedom and to keep our honor clean. We are proud to claim the title The United States Marines.
Our flags unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place where we could take our gun. From the snow of far off northern lands, and in sunny tropic scenes. You will always find us on the job The United States Marines
Here's health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heavens scene. They will find the streets are guarded by The United States Marines
Oath of Enlistment
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America: that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever: and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. And I do further swear (or affirm) that all statements made by me, as now given in this record, are correct.
This is my rifle; there are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is by best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me is 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 war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, not the smoke we make. We know that it is the hit that counts. 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 weakness, its strength, and its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am 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 my enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it until there is no enemy of The United States of America, but peace.
I am a NCO dedicated to training new Marines and influencing the old. I am forever conscious of each Marine under my charge, and by example will inspire them to the highest standards possible. I will strive to be patient, understanding, just and firm. I will commend the deserving and encourage the wayward.
I will never forget that I am responsible to my Commanding Officer for the morale, discipline and efficiency of my Marines and that their performance will reflect an image of me.
My highest rank was E4 ("Buck") Sgt.
My medals and ribbons are as follows.
My highest M-1 Rifle Qualification was 221 (Sharpshooter)
I qualified Marksman with the .45 Cal. Pistol
I passed a familiarization test with a .45 Cal. Thompson Sub Machine Gun,
.30 Cal BAR, .30 Cal. Machine Gun
I attended and passed the following classes or courses.
NCO Leadership school. (Twice)
Clerk Typist School
FBI Training Academy
Military Police course.
USAFI GED HS LEVEL
MCI Typewriting Course.
Escape and Evasion Course
The above items are not listed for bragging rights or to boost my ego but just to state that I am PROUD to be a United States Marine
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