Marine Corps Birthday

Well it is coming up to that time again, the anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps, the corps in which I served for 22 years.

The Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775 when the Continental Congress authorized Robert Mullen, proprietor of the Tun Tavern to raise two battalions of Marines. Since that time the Tun Tavern has been recognized as the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps. Imagine a Marine in a tavern!

My oldest son Daniel is also a former Marine, a gun captain on a M198, 155 MM howitzer. Just two of us in a family full of sailors.

Being the day before veterans day, (Rememberance day in Britain) the Marine Corps birthday has always had special meaning.

Semper Fidelis,
de Brantigny

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