Semper Fi Jarheads!

2017 November 9
by drdog09

This day, November 10th, is the birthday of the US Marines.

Departing from Cape Henlopen, Delaware on February 17, 1776, the fleet arrived in the Bahamas on March 1, with the objective of seizing gunpowder and munitions known to be stored there. Two days later the marines came ashore seizing Fort Montagu at the eastern end of the Nassau harbor, but did not advance to the town where the gunpowder was stored. That night Nassau’s governor had most of the gunpowder loaded aboard ships sailing for St. Augustine. On March 4, the Continental Marines advanced and took control of the poorly defended town.

The Continental forces remained at Nassau for two weeks and took away all the remaining gunpowder and munitions found. The fleet returned to New London, Connecticut in early April after capturing a few British supply ships, but failed to capture HMS Glasgow in an action on April 6.

This action by the newly founded US Marines was one of many firsts —

* First foreign incursion.
* First amphibious assault by US forces.
* First capital city ever captured by US forces.

May the Marine Corps banner never fall.

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 November 9 7:50 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A heart felt Thank You to all Marines everywhere!

  2. 2017 November 9 9:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    Thank you…and OOH RAH!

    Semper Fi

  3. 2017 November 10 7:28 am
    bc3b permalink

    Happy anniversary to the Marines.

  4. 2017 November 10 7:33 am
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t forget this week’s BJG College Football picks:

    Here are this week’s picks.A lot of great match-ups. Please bold the teams you think will win and return to by 7 PM Tonight.

    Temple @ Cincinnati
    Washington @ Stanford
    BYU @ UNLV
    Florida @ South Carolina
    Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech

    Tulane @ East Carolina
    North Carolina State @ Boston College
    Wake Forest @ Syracuse
    Duke @ Army
    Michigan State @ Ohio State

    Indiana @ Illinois
    Wyoming @Air Force
    Texas Tech @ Baylor
    West Virginia @ Kansas State
    TCU @ Oklahoma

    Oklahoma State @ Iowa State
    Notre Dame @ Miami (FL)
    SMU @ Navy
    Washington State @ Utah
    Purdue @ Northwestern

    Nebraska @ Minnesota
    Florida Atlantic @ Louisiana Tech
    Georgia @ Auburn
    Arizona State @ UCLA
    Kentucky @ Vanderbilt

    Georgia State @ Texas State
    Western Kentucky @ Marshall
    Old Dominion @ Florida International
    UAB @ Texas- San Antonio
    Boise State @ Colorado State

  5. 2017 November 10 8:21 am

  6. 2017 November 10 8:43 am

    Congress to spend\borrow 500million more than even asked on Israel, but can’t find any money for the wall.

  7. 2017 November 10 8:52 am
    bc3b permalink

    In JR and IP’s day, every Marine would have appreciated Fall Saturday BJG posts. Today I’m not too sure.

  8. 2017 November 10 9:23 am
    mulletover permalink

    All the best to the best.

  9. 2017 November 10 9:52 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, I still have faith that the Marine Corps will be the last part of our military to fall to the creeping and willful destruction of our ability to defend ourselves…but fall it will if things continue as they are.

    I would try to talk ANY young person OUT of even thinking about entering ANY branch of our military today. My advice would be to prepare to defend your family and home right here…because THAT is where the coming battle will be.

  10. 2017 November 10 10:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Trump, Putin meet IN Vietnam — — Trump got first bill, Putin second based on who stood next to the host.

    One could have mixed emotions about the whole thing — the location, the players, the former adversaries.

  11. 2017 November 10 10:18 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #9 –

    Agree completely. I never encouraged either of my children to join the military.

    Mullet and I were in the Air Force (the most progressive and politically correct branch of the service other than the Coast Guard, which doesn’t really count) during the Nam era. We likely saw the deterioration of the US military before you and IP did.

  12. 2017 November 10 10:29 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, my Dad was in the Army in WWII, but when my brother and I said we were going to go into the armed forces (late 1970), my Dad insisted we go into the Marines. His rationale was that they were the only branch still worth a damn…in his opinion.

    So we enlisted in December 1970, and started Boot Camp on in February 1971 at MCRD San Diego.

  13. 2017 November 10 11:06 am
    justrand permalink

  14. 2017 November 10 1:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Bookend to #13 — — Now you know its a GOPe hit job. They needed justification to cut off the funds so they manufactured it.

  15. 2017 November 10 1:36 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I’m sending a donation to Roy Moore.

    As for these women with the tall tales, this is way past my statute of limitations.

  16. 2017 November 10 1:39 pm

    Great birthday present for this jarhead

    Amos was also an ex braniff pilot.

  17. 2017 November 10 2:04 pm
    justrand permalink

    #16 was indeed good news, IP.

    They shoulda given him a MEDAL!!

  18. 2017 November 10 3:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    What the media won’t report. The woman accusing Judge Roy Moore was an interpreter for Hillary, has ties to the Democratic Party and apparently supports the Resist movement:

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