Friends of the Treasure Valley Detachment

“A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago – there’s no such thing as a former Marine. You’re a Marine, just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life. But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There’s no such thing as a former Marine.”

The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, CMC’s Planning Guidance October 27 2010

“Captain” reported the one remaining sergeant, after distributing rations in the dark, “they sent us chow according to the last strength report – three days ago – 230-odd rations. The men are building breastworks out of the corned-willy cans, sir ! – twenty of em -“

Fix Bayonets by John W. Thomason, Jr. Captain US Marine Corps 1918