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Q: Quotations by Marine Corps Officers ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Quotations by Marine Corps Officers
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: zcdmom-ga
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 15:50 PST
Expires: 31 Dec 2003 15:50 PST
Question ID: 282399
I'm looking for the complete quote by a well-known Marine that has the
phrase (more or less) "I pledge you 110% of my loyalty, 100% of
my................"  I would like the complete quote as well as the
Subject: Re: Quotations by Marine Corps Officers
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 03 Dec 2003 09:30 PST
Hello zcdmom,

Thanks for the great question. Having served in the Corps for 9 years,
I was awestruck at how elusive this answer was. I was however, able to
finally locate the most likely source of the old quote :

Quote From : Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller (one of the most famous Marines)
When Said  : Unknown. My educated guess - his 'forced' retirement.

Actual Quote
"I pledge to you 110 percent of my courage, compassion, my commitment
and my conviction. Continue to march on."

Reference to Quote

My memory recalls learning this quote on numerous occasions. It was
(and is) generally accepted in the Corps to pass down history in
verbal format and accept the information as valid. Unfortunately this
quote is made obscure by his more famous quotes -

Famous 'Chesty' Puller Quotes :

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"

"Our Country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There
won't be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and
take our women and breed a hardier race!"

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"

You can learn more about Chesty Puller at the following sites:

I hope this answers your question to your satisfaction. Should you
need any clarification, please ask and I will do all I can to assist.

To assist with this answer, I used Google to search for the following :

puller  "percent" "pledge to you"

Semper Fi (Always Faithful),

Clarification of Answer by sgtcory-ga on 03 Dec 2003 09:33 PST
Please excuse my double documentation of the same quote. I cut and
pasted the quotes from each respective site, and forgot to change the
last one. It should read :

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction,
those *expletive* won't get away this time!"

Sorry for the confusion -

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