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Monday, November 10, 2003

ALL HANDS AND THE SHIP's COOK -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY (#228)


All Hands & The Ship's Cook.

1. Happy Birthday!

2. Am sending greetings today since I'd guess that a certain number of you will be too bleary eyed to read this tomorrow morning. Marine Corps Balls frequently get very wet after going through one-hundred or so toasts to the Corps and those who have, who do, and who will in future be able to bear the title "Marine."

3. One of the most elegant essays I've ever read on the Corps and what separates Marines from the rest of mankind is that written by Colonel John Thomason, USMC, about his service in the 5th Marines in France during WW II. I believe that, with the message from the Commandant each year that a reading of Thomason's essay should follow. Should you want to read this essay, go to my web site at http://www.sullyusmc.com, click on "Menu," "Writers and Stories," "Sully," then "Leathernecks."

4. Keep off the !@#$%^&* skyline, maintain a ten pace interval, Happy Birthday, Keep Warm and Semper Fidelis, Sully.

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By R.W. "Dick" Gaines
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1952-72
Semper Fidelis
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