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    Marine Corps Identity Bill Gets 400 Co-sponsors in House

    This was on R. Lee Ermey's site. Thought all of you Devil Dog types out there might find it interesting:

    Washington D.C. April 20, 2010 The Marine Corps Identity Bill, HR 24, has received 400 co-sponsors92 percent of the House of Representatives.

    Backed by the Marine Corps League, HR 24, introduced by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, proposes to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. HR 24 is just seven votes shy of a 20-year record for most amount of co-sponsors on any House bill.

    For over two centuries, the Marine Corps has fought side by side with the Navy. However, the Marine Corps name is not mentioned at the department level or even in the letterhead of condolence letters sent to the parents of fallen Marines.

    Driven largely by this fact, Marine Corps Identity Cause has attracted powerful supporters including actor R. Lee Ermey, Gens. Alfred Gray and Anthony Zinni and former Secretary of the Navy Lawrence Garrett.

    We've grown into a branch with a unique culture, said Ermey, a Marine veteran who has been in 60-plus feature films, including Full Metal Jacket and Mississippi Burning. Yet it does not get equal billing with the Navy, Air Force or Army each of which has a department named after it.

    News of the 400th co-sponsor follows Sen. Johnny Isaksons co-sponsoring of a sister bill in the Senate, S. 504. Isakson serves on the Committee on Veterans Affairs. With 400 co-sponsors, HR 24 looks poised to pass the House. However, only three senators have co-sponsored S. 504.

    We encourage anyone who supports the Marine Corps to thank their representatives who've co-sponsored these bills and to contact their senators who haven't, said Mike Blum, Executive Director of the Marine Corps League. That is one simple thing we all can do that would have such a huge impact on our Marines fighting overseas.

    About Marine Corps Identity Cause

    Marine Corps Identity Cause is a grassroots campaign founded in 2009 to give Marines equal status with the Navy. The campaign, sponsored by the Marine Corps League, has one simple but important goal: To get Congress to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

    For information on how you can be part of this effort, visit http://www.marinecause.com.


    About Marine Corps League

    Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear, or who have worn, the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps.

    For more information, go to http://www.mcleague.com.

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    Re: Marine Corps Identity Bill Gets 400 Co-sponsors in House

    "We wanna feel special WWWAAAHHH!!!! :cry: " :roll:
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    Re: Marine Corps Identity Bill Gets 400 Co-sponsors in House

    Go Navy, Beat Army
    Go Navy/Marine Corps Joint Service Academy, Beat Army

    I like the first one better, I think Marines being treated as second class citizens is part of what makes them who they are. You guys wouldn't be near as hard core without that chip on your shoulder, wear it with pride.



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