There is a great post over at USNI Blog that you shouldn't miss.
"Happy Birthday, Marines!" by UltimaRatioRegis ('The king's final argument')
And from a new Navy blog, "The Pressures of Time..." there is this -
"234th Marine Corps Birthday"
I was teasing one of my Sailors and I said "Did you kiss any Marines today? It's their birthday." He said he'd leave that to me. Then the conversation turned to the Fort Hood incident and I pointed out an excellent post, also by URR "Cowardice, Not Blindness"
"Dang! Who wrote that shit?" says the BMC. I explain that it is my Marine. "Give that Marine a little MORE than a kiss then."