First, 238 years ago, Captain Samuel Nicholas formed the original 2 Battalions of the United States Marine Corps. Serving primarily as shipboard security and sharp-shooters aloft during ship-to-ship combat, we'll just kind of ignore the fact that Congress was dumb(hey, some things never change), disbanding both the Marines and the Navy after the Revolutionary War.
As a sailor I can admit without jealousy that the Marines Dress uniform is the snazziest looking of any of our armed forces.
|picture borrowed from the huffington post|
Speaking of pretty, our other birthday today is this pretty ladies:
|picture from countrymusictattletales.|
She's kind of purty too.