REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR MANS;FIELD
at the Marine Ball
on November 18, 1978
Good evening ladies and gentlemen ... and fellow Marines.
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.J:.t_ ~iv~ me great -plaa-s-u~~-ridre&S you on this, the
203rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. In 1775
the Continental Congress established the Corps in a resolution
which stated that "particular care be taken that no persons be
appointed but such as are good seamen or so aquainted with
maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea."
Throughout the years the Marine Corps has lived up to the high
expectation of the Continental Congress, serving with distinci
tion throughout the world both on land and at sea~ ~~8Y \~ra
'~,._ always there when the nation needed them the most, helping turn
the tide of battle and the war in the Meuse-Argonne offensive of
World War I, in the first American offensive in the Pacific at
Guadalcanal in World War II, and at Inchon in Korea,
I am very proud of the fine job our Marine security quards
do at the Embassy ~· Top Inglett deserves • special thanks
for his many years of service and the fine job he had done here
in Tokyo. Looking at our Marines convinces me all the more
why the Corps has always been noted for its pride, dedication,
fighting spirit and readiness. I am glad you are part of the
I now wish to join you all in a toast to the United States
To the Marine Corps.
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 32, Box 1, Folder 28, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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