“I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.”
Sir Winston Churchill 1942 on reviewing Marines sent to protect Iceland.
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“The Marine Corps has been called by the New York Times the “elite” Corps of this country. I think it is the “elite” Corps of the world.”
Admiral William F. Halsey, 4thMarDiv reunion, Washington, D.C., 11 June 1949