Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20: "A Few Good Men"

On this date in History ... 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 ever since.  

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