Now, us Coasties like to pick squares with a lot of the branches of service: the Chair Force stole our uniforms, the Navy and Air Force are scared of a little weather; but rarely will I go around insulting the Marines. One of your former commandants explained it better than I can:
Gen. Krulak on the Coast Guard: The Coast Guard and the Marines share something in common. When you need them, and you see them – you know everything is going to be all right.
Semper Fi, Leathernecks. Here’s to another 232 years of kicking ass!