Naval TriviaApril 16 2006 at 6:48 PM
|Bob Lenn (Login Bob_Lenn)|
In this post I'll concentrate on a few good MARINE trivia for those "Few Good Men."
EXPLANATION: The Marines' long-standing nickname goes back to the leather stock or neckpiece, which was part of the Marine uniform from 1775 to 1875. The leather bands around their throats were intended to ensure that Marines kept their heads erect.
QUOTE: "Devil Dogs"
EXPLANATION: In the Belleau Wood fighting in 1918, the Germans received a through indoctrination in the fighting ability of the Marines. Fighting through supposedly impenetrable woods and capturing supposedly untakeable terrain, the persistent attacks, delivered with unbelievable courage soon had the Germans calling Marines "teufelhunden," referring to the fierce fighting dogs of legendary origin.
Note: Being a Sailor, and not a Marine, leaves me vulernable to mistakes in listing Marine trivia. I can only gleam from other trivia "experts." If you have a correction to make on anything posted concerning Marines, I'd be glad to receive your CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM (be nice)!