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Marines Not Taught to Hate

Marines Not Taught to Hate
General David M. Shoup, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Presented to the Committee on Armed Services

We teach these boys when they come in. We find that they do not have the same love of country, for example, that I had, that I think I had when I was a boy, that I was taught in my school by my teachers, by my history books. We teach them what there is in this country that is worth living for, worth fighting for, that is worth giving your life for.

I might state right here that inasmuch as there has been some controversy over this, Mr. Chairman, I would like to proceed to tell you again that we do not teach them hate….

Hate I consider is an internal sin and hate is closely associated with fear. I think fear breeds defeatism and that is a disease that we cannot afford in this country if we are going to maintain our position in the family of freedom-loving people.

I also observed that hate is not what sustained the prisoners in Korea, but it was faith and confidence; faith in their Nation and confidence in the way of life in America.

That is why some of them did not break, because they had this faith and confidence. It was not because they hated the people that were questioning them.

I think this is the thing that we emphasize—ability to tangle with any enemy. I would like to go back a little bit in history.

It so happened that as early 1912, my brother said to me, “We are going to have to fight the Japanese some day.” I came into the Marine Corps and many times in our schools, we were studying the Japanese, and this was long before 1940, because we thought, in our planning and thinking, some day we would have to fight them.

We were gathering information. Never once did I hear anyone say to learn to hate them and I think we did a pretty good job against the Japs….

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Combat Training for Non-Infantry Marines

An infantry Marine is a Marine who trains daily on war fighting skills, while a non-infantry Marine is someone whose primary job is not to fight on the front line.
Learn about combat training for non-infantry Marines, which lasts 29 days.

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Moto Military Posters

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USMC Aviation In World War Two

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Who Was First Female Marine To Obtain E-9 Rank?

The first female Marine to obtain the rank of E-9 was Master Gunnery Sgt. Geraldine M. Moran.

She received this promotion in 1960 and was stationed at the (then)El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in California.

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Moto Quote Of The Day

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation.
Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid.
But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, Heinlein

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USMC Cadence – Got A Lot Of Motivation

A U.S. Marine Corps cadence, “Got a lot of Motivation”, taken from the “Run to Cadence with the U.S. Marines, Vol. 1″ album. Pictures are from www.marines.mil

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Marine Corps History In Pictures

Marines In The Korean War 13

OFFICIAL U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO A5438

1st MarDiv
Hagaru-ri

CLOSE SUPPORT – This is one of a series of three remarkable combat photographs showing the close coordination of United States Marine air and ground units during recent fighting with Chinese Communists in Korea. U.S. Marines drive forward after effective close air support of F4U-5 Corsair. Billows of smoke and flame from a small target area bear out the accuracy of the flying Leathernecks’ marksmanship.

12/26/1950

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Marine Corps Movie Poster

Remember when Hollywood made REAL movies, not the mindless crap they churn out today?

Marine Corps Moto,Marine Corps Motivational Poster,Retro Movie Poster

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Marine Corps Music: Tell That To the Marines

“Tell That To The Marines” was first performed by music legend Al Jolson in 1918.
The images alone make this video a classic.

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United States Marine Corps History: The Battle Of Wake Island

In 1941, following the air attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese struck Wake Island on 8 December.
Despite being heavily outnumbered, the Marines mounted a courageous defense before finally falling on 23 December.
This small force of Marines caused an extraordinary number of Japanese casualties and damage to the invading force.

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Marine Corps Motivational Posters

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