'i'm a Marine i live on alcohol i eat concentina wire and i piss napalm"
RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November
Of every country and clime
Have paid their respects to the Stars and Stripes
At one or another time;
At times they raise trouble among themselves,
And some one must intervene
Then the best man to send, so the President says
Is a United States Marine.
—Pvt C. Hundertmark, “Recruiter’s Bulletin,” April 1915
The United States Marine Corps is part of the US Navy, despite the Marines' fervent claims to the contrary, and despite the fact their paychecks clearly state "Department of the Navy", not "USMC".
Marines serve two functions: 1) Catching bullets 2)Poking mines with a stick. When there is a battle where heavy casualties are expected, the Marines are sent in... to be grist for the mill.
Guy 2: Oh, you're in the Navy.
Guy 1: What? Fuck you! I'm no swabbie fag! I'm a goddamn Marine!
Guy 2: I know. The Marines are part of the Navy, didn't you know that?
Marines are at the business end when the world dials 911.
Marine B: That's it? What the fuck did you do for the other 8 hours?
Marine A: Good Point!