Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Brother Abroad

Here's something I didn't know: The Marine Corps was founded in 1775 (before our country was "officially" formed).

Also, while the Marine Corps is the smallest branch of today's military, it plays a major role as the first force on the ground in most conflicts. Today, 184,000 Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready to deploy quickly whenever and wherever needed.

The minimum service commitment for the Marine Corps is four years, but as the saying goes "There are no retired Marines, only former Marines".

This is Day 136.

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