Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Marine Photos

Happy birthday, Marine Corps! Here are 37 powerful pictures of the Corps through history.


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

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Unlike all the emails you will receive today and tomorrow, this message is different. It’s different because it’s a reminder of how children of Marines are raised - on Honor, Courage, and Commitment. After I saw this video I had to talk to Danielle Davilia, the Marine wife and mom that recorded it. She told me this moment was important to capture. She wanted to ensure her daughters always remember their Marine Corp roots.

Now, I have to share it with you.

It’s the epitome of what Marine children, the very children you invest in when you support the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, represent - Semper Fidelis. Happy Birthday, Marines.

Raised on Honor, Courage, Commitment

Say happy birthday to a Marine you know by sharing our video and tweet using #marinescholars to show your support on Veterans Day!

In the Spirit of Semper Fidelis,
Margaret B. Davis
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The attached is a great video to share with our DET 4 alums......Core Values that we were injected with being passed to this day to the next generation. Please post to our Blog site.


Will Holahan

Sunday, November 08, 2015

The 240th Marine Corps Birthday

Craig thought you might want to post to the blog site! Have never seen this edition before. CMC's 240 Birthday video now available as well if you care to download and forward to DET4 alums.

S/F and Happy Birthday Marine!

Will Holohan


The 240th Marine Corps birthday is November 10, 2015.
Just some insight on what makes up our young Marines, past, present and future.

Happy Birthday Marines and friends!

Joseph Brooks


When God created a United States Marine, it was into the sixth day of overtime. An angel appeared and said, "You're having a lot of trouble with this one. What's wrong with the standard model?" And the Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order?"

"It has to be able to think independently, yet be able to take orders; have the qualities of both a military mind and a compassionate heart; be a leader of junior Marines and learn from seniors; run on black coffee; handle critical ops without a Military Procedure Manual; be able to manage a difficult subordinate, an irate supervisor and a demanding OIC; have the patience of a saint and six pairs of hands, not to mention the strength of three its size."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands - no way!" And the Lord answered, "Don't worry; we'll make other Marines to help. Besides, it's not the hands which are causing the problem. It's the heart. It must swell with pride when other Marines do well, sustain the incredible hardship of combat, beat on soundly when it's too tired to do so, and be strong enough to continue to carry on when he's given all he's had."

"Lord," said the angel touching the Lord's sleeve gently, "Come to bed!" "I can't," said the Lord. "I'm so close to creating something unique. Already I have one who can complete a 26-mile forced march with full pack, handle a 9mm and an M16 with astounding accuracy, conduct land navigation in the dark, and operate field communications."

The angel circled the model of the Marine very slowly. "It's too serious," she sighed. "But tough," said the Lord excitedly, "You cannot imagine what this Marine can do or endure." "Can it feel?" asked the angel. "Can it feel!" replied the Lord. "It loves the Corps and country like no other!"

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the Marine's cheek. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you you're trying to put too much into this model." "That's not a leak," said the Lord. "That's a tear." "What's it for?" asked the angel. "It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, frustration, pain, loneliness and pride." "You're a genius!" exclaimed the angel. The Lord looked at her somberly and replied, "I didn't put it there."

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Happy Birthday, Marines!!  Semper Fi

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Colonel Darvin Pierce Rest In Peace Semper Fi

The date of Dar's internment at the Quantico Cemetery is on Sept. 18 at two o'clock at the Quantico National Cemetery. I plan to fly up.

Byron Hill

Begin forwarded message:
From: Lin <lspddp@aol.com>
Date: August 23, 2015 at 9:15:16 PM EDT
To: Janet Hill <byron_hill@comcast.net>
Subject: Maggie
This is the newest member of our family. She is an English Setter, three months old. Chris flew to Seattle to get her last month. She forces me to get up in the morning. 

Did I tell you the burial is Sept. 18 at two o'clock at the Quantico National Cemetery? I forget things like whom I've told things. This is incredibly hard.

Wish you were here to talk to.   Fondly, Lin 

Sent from Lin's iPhone 🐯


Gentleman I am sorry to inform you that our friend and fellow Marine Colonel Darvin Pierce died peacefully today at his home. Please pass this on to our 2/24 Marines and MajGen Dean C Sangalis who's email I could not find . Colonel Pierce was CO of 2/24 from 81-83 and served 2 tours of duty in RVN. Semper Fidelis! 

Robert Hudon

So very sad hope someone will post the wake info


Frank Johnson


Hello Marines,

Please pass this sad news along to your network of Marines who knew Dar

Semper Fi,

Byron Hill

Begin forwarded message:

From: Lin Pierce
Date: June 22, 2015
To: "byron_hill@comcast.net" <byron_hill@comcast.net>

Subject: Darv

Darv died this afternoon very peacefully in his sleep.
So glad you got to visit. Thank you for that.

News from Lin Pierce isn't the greatest, but would like for you to publish to the Det 4 Marines


Byron Hill

Gentleman, latest update on Dar Pierce. BH

From: Lin
Date: December 10, 2014

Subject: Darvin

Dear friends,
Three weeks ago Darv was diagnosed with a golf ball sized brain tumor. He had surgery on the day after Thanksgiving and they removed 99% of it. Unfortunately, the pathology tells us that it is an aggressive stage four Glioblastoma. He will start a combination of chemotherapy and radiation in a week or so. Six weeks of chemo and radiation five days a week then a month off and more chemo for an indefinite number of rounds. There is no cure for this cancer but we will take one day at a time and pursue every option available. 

The average is six to eighteen months with treatment but 10% of patients make it for five years so we will hope for the best. He had been having balance and we now know visual problems that led to the CT scans that found the thing. He has no peripheral vision in his left eye and a general visual
impairment that makes it difficult to read. NO driving as it is unsafe with the peripheral problem. Believe me, veering to the left while driving is not optimal! He has promised to became a patient passenger...

He is feeling very well at this point and has a positive attitude of let's get going and do what needs to be done. How typical of him. :) As he said yesterday, he's cheated the grim reaper at least five times already so let's see what we can do this time.

Please keep him in your prayers. He would love to hear from each and every one of you. Best regards and Semper Fi to the Marines, Lin


My good friend and fellow Marine Darvin Pierce is in a battle with brain cancer

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