PRLog - May 11, 2010 - On 20 March 1779 in Boston, Capt. William Jones, USMC, advertised for "a few good men" to enlist in the Corps for naval duty. The term seemed ideally suited for Marines, mainly because of the implication that "a few" good men would be enough. This term has survived for over 200 years and has been synonymous with U.S. Marines to this day.
Our focus this week are the few good men and women of the modern United States Marine Corps. Like our founding heroes mustering up forces to aid the revolution for freedom our current marines fighting around the globe are doing no less. From the top brass to the grunt on the front line these few and proud soldiers signify the spirit, body and mind of the warrior ethos which is ingrained through countless hours of MOS training in the classroom and in the field. Only a select breed is able to uphold the standards and tradition embodied in today's Marine Corps. As rigid as ancient Sparta these troops are put to the test and forged into an effective fighting force for freedom.
If only we held this measure to our elected leaders and officals perhaps we would not be in the socio-economic downspin that we find ourselves beset. If only it were the campaign slogans for the next candidates who wish to take the reigns of government and hard press them to perform no less than our founding fathers did in the diplomatic and financial struggle for independance. Why can't our representatives muster the courage necessary to surmount today's obstacles? Our guess is that fewer and fewer politicians ever served this great nation's military and fewer were Marines. Maybe our returning soldiers will start running for congress and untrench the spineless quagmire of uncomprimising partisan rhetoric from those only interested in their dividends rather than their constituency.