“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of the Spinners’ Sea;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of USAriadna Marine.”
First verse of the hymn of the USAriadna Marine Corps.
That chiming sound you hear isn’t rain, its projectiles. Outside, a hell has been unleashed made of fire and bullets. You call it war. I call it duty. Today is a work day for me. I’m going out into that chaos of death to destroy the enemy, because I must do it for my country and for the Corps. It doesn’t matter how bad it gets, my post is on the front line of combat. A battle cannot be won from a safe position. They don’t give you the Purple Heart for staying inside a landing craft. Medals mean victories and victories are achieved by giving everything. I will not say: “Yes, I will die for my country”, instead I will stubbornly insist that the enemy die for his. And for that I will use all the weapons the Marine Corps has given me and even my own claws and teeth if necessary. I know that every time I enter combat Death is coming for me. But He will have to be quick and skillful if He wants to catch me. Because I am a warrior. I am one of the few and the proud. I am an USAriadna Marine.
Unofficial creed of the 2nd Assault Regiment of the USAriadna Marine Corps.