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“My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers… These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost.”

2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

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“We Marines are truly blessed.  We get to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom because we know the price.”

Marine John Chipura, 11 November 2000 (Beirut bombing survivor & NY Firefighter killed Sept 11 2001 Tower II)