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  • n. Plural form of leatherneck.


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  • He said he was inspired to join the Corps by two uncles who were leathernecks — one killed in action, the other wounded — and a need for some grounding in his young adult life, the self-proclaimed high school valedictorian said in a recent telephone interview.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • According to one wild story, a squad of leathernecks with bristling bayonets—and Butler in command—crashed through the door of a bootleg warehouse, where an inebriated group of city fathers was being entertained by naked chorus girls.

    Devil Dog

  • Short on instrument flight time and carrier experience one marine went to war with one shipboard landing in his logbook, the leathernecks nonetheless took the inevitable losses as part of the steep learning curve inherent to tailhook aviation.


  • Pendleton is home for the First MEF, which will provide the bulk of the 16,000-person contingent of leathernecks that will soon embark for Somalia.

    The Home Front: Fears And Farewells

  • The bravery of the United States Marine Corps in these wars led to the line ‘to the shores of Tripoli’ in the Marine hymn and they would ever after be known as ‘leathernecks’ for the leather collars of their uniforms that prevented their heads from being chopped off by Muslim scimitars when boarding their ships.

    The Last Patriot

  • The leathernecks are now finding, however, that the desert can be as deadly and confusing as the jungle.

    The Vietnam Question

  • Whether you call them gyrenes, jarheads, leathernecks, devildogs, husband/wife, son/daughter or boyfriend/girlfriend, they are devastatingly good looking in their dress blues, no?

    Happy Birthday, USMC!!! - SpouseBUZZ

  • The unfavorable ratio of women to men can leave leathernecks with little to do on the weekends.

    The Youngest City in America « UDreamOfJanie

  • Why is it that these ex-leathernecks seem to be the angriest about what happened at Haditha?

    Why do ex-Marines hate America

  • The bar was near the Marine Barracks so there were plenty 'o leathernecks, many of whom skeddadled upon seeing the man loving hordes.

    Archive 2005-11-01


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