We’re entering the second week of our Soldiers Angels Valour-IT fundraising competition, which provides special laptops for wounded warriors. This year, Right Pundits is proud to be on the Marine Team and though we have a very narrow lead with Army breathing down our necks, we’re embracing the suck!
Embracing the suck. That’s mil-speak for ‘The situation is bad, but deal with it’ – something the Marines are exceptionally good at. From Iwo Jima to Fallujah and Anbar Province to the Helmand River Valley in Afghanistan, the Marines have always been America’s 911 Force and the first to fight for us.
We’ve all heard ‘Semper Fidelis’ or ‘Semper Fi.’ Their moto of “always faithful” distinguishes the Marine Corps bond from any of the other branches. It goes beyond teamwork – it is a brotherhood and it lasts for life. A Marine remains faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what.
There is no such thing as an ex-Marine.
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