"Retreat, hell we just got here!"
Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI
"We're surrounded? Good, now we can kill the bastards in any direction."
Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller; Korean War
"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!"
General Pershing, US Army
"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."
"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. LORD, how they could fight!"
Major General Frank Lowe, US Army
"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there."
Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, USMC, April 1965
"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war."
General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in Korea
"There is no military body in our country of higher efficiency than the Marine Corps. They take great pride in their profession. They never let things slack a bit."
Rear Admiral C.M. Wilslow, U.S. Navy
"My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers... These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost."
2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II