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Offline Valerik

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Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« on: January 29, 2016, 04:07:29 AM »
Many profoundly Pulpish Peregrinations present!!

List of Expeditions 1901-1929

[list of Expeditions Formed and Landings Effected by the U.S. Naval Force in Central America, Mexico and the West Indies, From 1901 to May 1, 1929]
United States.
Office of Naval Intelligence
Navy Department Washington, D.C.


The Navy Department Library

http://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/l/list-of-expeditions-1901-1929.html[/list]

A plethora of pilgrimages pursuing pacification amongst our neighbors to the South, to whit:

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"U.S.S. Milwaukee 15 Feb to 4 May 1924
17 March, 1924, a landing force composed of 9 officers and 167 enlisted men under the command of Commander L.D. Causey, U.S. Navy, was embarked in boats in the harbor of Amapala, Honduras, for San Lorenzo, where it arrived early on the morning of March 18. Permission was obtained from the Commandante to land and the force was disembarked on the morning of the 18th. On the same date the landing force proceeded by trucks to Sabana Grande where the force camped for the night. On March 19th, the force proceeded to Toncontin where a radio station was established; balance of the force proceeding to Tegucigalpa, the capital, a message having been received from the U.S. Minister at the capital of Honduras, that United States lives were in imminent danger on account of revolution and disturbances. On April 28, 1924, the town fell into the hands of the rebels and order having been established the landing force was returned aboard ship on April 30, 1924."
Emphasis mine



Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine  or simply a Good Neighbor Policy?




Either way surely a pinnacle of American Diplomacy!!



Gringo gunboats and State Department troops vs. anybody, anytime anywhere we want!!

Please forgive this tangential Jingoistic Jaunt as I pursue Pulpy Possibilities!


Valerik

successfully resisted USMC PLC recruitment in '71,
still not entirely sure that was the best decision,
though sure seemed so then...
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Martin Luther


Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 07:32:03 AM »
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Please forgive this tangential Jingoistic Jaunt as I pursue Pulpy Possibilities!

Nothing to forgive, old boy, very interesting. Are you planning a little outing with these boys?


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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 07:33:09 AM »
BTW, what's this chap up to?

Offline Big Martin Back

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 08:17:22 AM »
Got me looking too. Think it might be a plant right behind him rather than some extravagant attempt at camouflage, however!
Tutenes, Atque Cujus Exercitus?

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 09:02:27 AM »
yeah its just a potted plant behind that Devil dog.
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Offline d phipps

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 04:44:46 PM »
 lol Great stuff! Made my day.  :D

Offline Valerik

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2016, 05:38:48 AM »
My Lord, Ladies & Gentlemen,

Please allow me to present Private Posey, USMC, Leatherneck on detached duty, Haiti, 1917.


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order having been established

Pvt Posey is detailed as a courier for the Port Au Prince office of FTD, Florists' Telegraph Delivery
bearing bouquets island-wide by motor-bike.



Think it might be a plant right behind him rather than some extravagant attempt at camouflage, however!

Au Contraire mes Amis!!  Tis a distinctive bonnet, vital to his flowery forays.

Eschewing the actual FTD 'uniform' and footwear as he does, (for the which we are grateful),
the khakis and leggins protect him as he whizzes that Indian about on his rounds, the Mercury Way.



yeah its just a potted plant behind that Devil dog.

What passes for foliage is actually millinery, devoid of the Eagle, Globe & Anchor,
as sported by his brother bikers, who's duties doubtless differ.

Custom, tradition & corporate image demand on assignment Pvt Posey dons THE Dome:
A bouquet bedecked winged helmet of Mighty Mercury whilst dutifully delivering dahlias & daisies daily.



Sadly no sample survives from this arduous sea soldier service.

Photo evidence aside, such lack of artifacts makes the SC State Hat Museum sad.

Valerik

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It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier.
Enlightenment is the crumbing away of untruth.
It's seeing through the façade of pretense.
It's the complete eradication of everything we imagine to be true"
-Adyashanti

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2016, 06:35:14 AM »
Do we dare doubt such a doughty devil?  lol


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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 07:28:38 AM »
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Do we dare doubt such a doughty devil?

That's easy for you to say!  lol

Offline joroas

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 09:30:48 AM »
The legacy of Pvt Posey is still celebrated by grateful civilians world wide:









'So do all who see such times. But that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that we are given.'

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sailors & Marines Seeking Employment?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 04:02:58 PM »
Well they do say that flower grows from the barrel of a gun.

 

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