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1st Battalion 9th Marines

United States Marine Corps


The United States Marines Corps is pride and tradition.  Upon joining the Corps a Marine learns that traditions are as much a part of the equipment as is the pack and rifle.  These traditions - loyalty to country and to the Corps, self sacrifice, devotion to duty, discipline, and versatility, all of which are summed up in the phrase "ESPRIT DE CORPS", make the Marines of today the brother and sister of the many thousands of Marines who have preceded them. This reputation has been building ever since November 10, 1775, the day the Continental Congress resolved that two battalions of Marines should be formed.  Since then the Marines have taken part in every action in which the United States has been compelled to defend itself and the rights of others.  The Marine Corps is symbolized by its insignia, the globe, fouled anchor and surmounting eagle and the motto of the Corps, "Semper Fidelis" or "Always Faithful".


Honor      Commitment      Courage


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