JOURNAL OF THE CONTINENTIAL CONGRESS
(Philadelphia) Friday, November 10, 1775
Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required; that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.
Ordered, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the General.
Semper Fi and "Ooh-rah"...
...from this Devil Dog!!!
“Ooh-rah comes from the places in our hearts that only Marines understand. It is conceived in sweat, nurtured with drill. It is raw determination and gut-wrenching courage in the face of adversity. It is a concern for fellow Marines embodied by selfless acts of heroism. It cannot be administrated. It is not planned and put into action. It cannot be manufactured. Ooh-rah must be purchased. Ooh-rah is Marine.” - Gunnery Sgt. Glenn Holloway
The 231st Marine Corps Ball & MCL Det. 597 Memorial Fund Benefit Dinner celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Air Force One Pavilion looks like the place to be this year! 231st Marine Corps Ball & MCL Det. 597 Memorial Fund Benefit Dinner (pdf)
Steven Foley member MWCS-48 Det "B" 1991 - Death!!!
"MWCS-48 were activated February 12, 1991, making up MWCS-48 Detachment "B" and attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force