The convoy halted and, for the next 20 minutes, the marines traded fire with their unseen attackers.
The question that Iscol asked himself: "What do you tell your marines?"
Last month U.S. marines hit the ground in Guatemala to help the government fight narcotraffickers.
The most recent Osprey crash occurred April 11 during an annual exercise in Morocco, killing two marines.
He wanted to join the marines immediately, but his mother would not sign the necessary papers.
Then there was the old Scotch dominie down at Chteau-Thierry, with the marines.
Major Oldfield, who commanded the marines of Theseus, was killed, with two of his men.
It retired cautiously, and disgorged its gallant crew of marines to help in handling the naval guns.
We are to have sixty blue-jackets and five marines for sentries, and so on.
At this, he dove down the companionway again, with his marines after him.
early 15c., "pertaining to the sea," from Middle French marin, from Old French marin "of the sea, maritime," from Latin marinus "of the sea," from mare "sea, the sea, seawater," from PIE *mori- "body of water, lake" (see mere (n.)). The Old English word was sælic.
14c., "seacoast;" see marine (adj.). Meaning "collective shipping of a country" is from 1660s. Meaning "soldier who serves on a ship" is from 1670s, a separate borrowing from French marine, from the French adjective. Phrase tell that to the marines (1806) originally was the first half of a retort expressing skepticism:
"Upon my soul, sir," answered the lieutenant, "when I thought she scorned my passion, I wept like a child."The book, a rollicking sea romance/adventure novel, was popular in its day and the remark is a recurring punch line in it (repeated at least four times). It was written by naval veteran John Davis (1774-1854) but published under the name John Moore. Walsh records that, "The marines are among the 'jolly' jack-tars a proverbially gullible lot, capable of swallowing any yarn, in size varying from a yawl-boat to a full-rigged frigate."
"Belay there!" cried the captain; "you may tell that to the marines, but I'll be d----d if the sailors will believe it." ["John Moore," "The Post-Captain; or, the Wooden Walls Well Manned," 1805]