My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He's a tough, tough guy.
I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
I joined the Marines the week I turned 17, and that led to a few experiences that might qualify as adventure - eye of the beholder.
The Marines have landed, and we now own a piece of Afghanistan.
Flamethrowers have been used by many armies in many wars, including by American Marines in Korea and Vietnam. They cause horrific deaths and are thus a serious public-relations liability. The U.S. military apparently phased them out in 1978.
Oh, and once, when I was in the Marines, I got a perfect score on my physical fitness test.