For and About Marines

Otherwise referred to as my Marine Corps Stuff
Darry L. Deaton (Former Staff Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps, Aug 1959 - Dec 1968)

When it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight!

Motto:   Semper Fidelis, which means in Latin, "always faithful."

The UK's Royal Marines have been around a while longer, they were founded October 26, 1664.

October 31, 2004 (Sunday):   29th running of the Marine Corps Marathon.
I ran my only Marine Corps Marathon in 1982, at age 44 and with herniated L4 and L5 disks.
I finished!   And was still able to walk to the Pentagon parking!

General Mike Hagee
Congratulations to Mike Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps.

I met Major Mike Hagee back in 1982 when he came to Headquarters, USMC, to head the Officer Plans Section. I worked with him through 1986 until he became the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 2MarDiv. Those of us who worked with him knew that he would make general. But I don't think any of us envisioned his becoming Commandant.

Congratulations, Mike!

Medal of Honor   Marine Medal of
Honor Recipients

Marine Corps Button   Marines' Hymn

Marine Corps Emblem Commandants of the Marine Corps All 34 of them.  

Marine Corps Emblem Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps     Photos and biographies.  

Marine Corps Emblem Code of Conduct

Marine Corps Emblem General Orders

Marine Corps Emblem The Creed of the United States Marines (My Rifle)

Marine Corps Emblem More Murphy's Laws of Combat

Marine Corps Emblem Things Are Tough All Over

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Verse to Navy Hymn

Marine Corps Emblem A Mother's Prayer for her Marine

Marine Corps Emblem A Wife's Prayer for her Marine

Marine Corps Emblem The Marine's Prayer

Marine Corps Emblem A Rifleman's Prayer

Links to Official Marine Corps WWW Sites

Marine Corps Emblem United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Expeditionary Units

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Units (Listed Alphabetically)

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Units (by State)

Marine Corps Emblem Information For & About Marines

Marine Corps Emblem Inspector General of the Marine Corps

Marine Corps Emblem Educational Institutions

Marine Corps Emblem U. S. Naval Academy Marines

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Organizations/Related Sites

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps History

Marine Corps Emblem United States Marine Corps
History and Museums Division

Links to Marine Corps Organizations and Associations

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Association
(Life Member)

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Aviation Association

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps League
(Life Member)

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Marine Corps Emblem Marine Corps Legacy Museum

A different kind of Leatherneck institution.   And you thought all Leathernecks were Marines, didn't you?

I am very interested in History, especially Military History, more especially Marine Corps History, and most especially World War II Marine Corps History.   Here are some of my favorite books about Marines and the Marine Corps:
Red Ball Henry Berry   Semper Fi, Mac
Red Ball James Bradley, with Ron Powers   Flags Of Our Fathers, with Ron Powers
Red Ball Burke Davis   Marine!   The Life Of Lewis B. Puller
Red Ball Russell Davis   Marine At War
Red Ball Benis M. Frank   Okinawa, touchstone to victory
Red Ball T. Grady Gallant   On Valor's Side
Red Ball Lt. Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR   Chesty, The Story Of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC
Red Ball George P. Hunt, USMCR   Coral Comes High
Red Ball Robert Leckie   Helmet For My Pillow
Red Ball Robert Leckie   Marines!
Red Ball Robert Leckie   Strong Men Armed, The Marines' War Against Japan
Red Ball Bill D. Ross   A Special Piece Of Hell
Red Ball Martin Russ   Line of Departure:   Tarawa
Red Ball Duane Schultz   Wake Island, The Heroic Gallant Fight
Red Ball Henry I. Shaw, Jr.   Tarawa, a legend is born
Red Ball E. B. Sledge   With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa
Red Ball Richard Suskind   Do You Want To Live Forever!
Red Ball Captain John W. Thomason, USMC   Fix Bayonets!   and other stories
Red Ball Richard Tregaskis   Guadalcanal Diary
I have had numerous suggestions of other titles to include in this list but decided to include only books from my personal library.
Some of my favorite movies about the Corps:
Blue Ball Battle Cry (1955)   Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore
Blue Ball Flying Leathernecks (1951)   John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen
Blue Ball Guadalcanal Diary (1943)   Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix
Blue Ball Gung Ho! (1943)   Randolph Scott, J. Carrol Naish, Noah Beery Jr.
Blue Ball Halls of Montezuma (1951)   Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Jack Webb
Blue Ball Heartbreak Ridge (1986)   Clint Eastwood, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn
Blue Ball Hell to Eternity (1960)   Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone
Blue Ball In Love and War (1958)   Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Bradford Dillman
Blue Ball Marine Raiders (1944)   Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Frank McHugh
Blue Ball Salute To The Marines (1943)   Wallace Beery, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins
Blue Ball Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)(BW)   John Wayne, John Agar, Forrest Tucker
Blue Ball The D. I. (1957)   Jack Webb, Don Dubbins
Blue Ball To The Shores Of Tripoli (1942)   John Payne, Randolph Scott, Harry Morgan

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-Darry L. Deaton, WebMaster@SemperFi.MuddyBoots.Net