Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Marines Corps!
Our Marines were formed on Nov. 10, 1775 in Philadelphia. Today this component of the US Department of Navy has 185,000 active members, along with 38,500 reservists, and millions of veterans like my father T. Hamilton Kennedy. My hero "Ham" was awarded the Purple Heart after surviving from wounds suffered when he was shot in a bloody battle in Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean. His comrades from the Marines got him off that tiny island, and I thank them everyday for saving my dad.
Watch and share the video below showing you how well trained our heroes are, and how tough a Marines is.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jarheads. Semper Fidelis!