Imagine; it is dusk. There is an injured man flung across your shoulders, and he seems to be getting heavier by the second. You have been given the duty to get him to safety. Suddenly, you hear gunshots and feel a stinging pain in your left leg. Your breaths become shorter and your vision begins to fade, then everything goes black. This is one of the terrifying scenarios, which becomes a reality to our U.S. military soldiers in battle. One branch of the United States Armed Forces is the Marines, or the USMC, which is an acronym for United States Marine Corps. The Marines are the first division of our armed forces to engage in battle when a threat is posed to the United States. Please listen as I tell you; About the Marines, where they fight, details about their motto, Semper Fidelis, and the 12 weeks of training it takes to become a Marine.
Who are the Marines? Well according to www.marines.com in an article entitled “First to Fight” accessed on April 13, 2010, the Marines are known as America’s 911 force. They are always ready for action whenever they are needed. When our national interests are threatened, and in times of national disaster or crisis, the Marines are ready. Even though the marines are the first to battle, where do they fight? Is it in the air like the Air Force, on the water like the Navy, or on the ground like the Army? Actually, the Marines fight in the air, on the water, and on land. All these are reasons that distinguish the United States Marine Corps as America’s premier expeditionary force.
Semper Fidelis became the Motto of the Marines in 1833. It is Latin for “always faithful.” According to www.oo-rah.com in an article entitled “The Meaning of Semper Fidelis” accessed on April 20, 2010, it is more then just a motto, it’s a way of life. One main idea that Semper Fidelis enforces is that there are no ex-marines. According to www.marines.com in a video entitled “Semper Fidelis,” it doesn’t matter if you are...