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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."--GEORGE ORWELL

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"--GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking!"--FERDINAND FOCH

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"--CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"--GEN. MARK CLARK, US.ARMY

"Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer!"--MAJ. HOLDREDGE

"A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons."--ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN

"The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!"--RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we are winning!"--COL. DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC

"I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence."--GEN. JOHNSON, US.ARMY

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years."--JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"--LAST WORDS OF GUNNY DANIEL DALY, USMC

"We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in different direction!"--GEN.OLIVER SMITH, USMC

"I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"--GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, US.ARMY

"Teufelhunde!(Devil Dogs)"--GERMAN SOLDIERS, WW1 at BELLEAU WOOD

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!"--CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"--GEN. JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS

"Retreat hell! We just got here!"--CAPT. LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"--MAJ. GEN. FRANK LOWE, US.ARMY

"Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."--CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any AMERICA-because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!"--LT. GEN. LEWIS "CHESTY" PULLER, USMC

"Those who forget the past are condemed to repeat it!"--ME?????