Trivia: Semper Fi
Fun fact: Semper Fidelis is not unique to the USMC. It's also the motto of the following military units across the world:
- The Devonshire Regiment (and antecedents)
- The West Nova Scotia Regiment
- Cadet Corps of the Dutch Royal Military Academy
- 11th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army
- Portuguese Marine Corps
- Canadian Forces Base Valcartier
- Swiss Grenadier Regiment
- The Republic of China Marine Corps
- Hungarian Government Guard
- Romanian Serviciul de Protecţie şi Pază (actually a paramilitary force, and rather like a mashup of the US Secret Service and FBI).
- Submarine Force, Chilean Navy
- 47th Infantry Regiment of the French Army
- Comedian Don Adams (Maxwell Smart in Get Smart) was a US Marine. Drill instructor.
- Comedian Rob Riggle is a real life Marine, which was incorporated into his on-camera persona on "The Daily Show" as far as being their defacto military correspondent. He later played a character on "Gary Unmarried" who's also a Marine.
- Comedian Drew Carey was in the United States Marines. You can tell this instantly from his haircut and the ugly "birth control glasses" (government-issue eyeglasses) he wears.
- Ronald Lee Ermey, who played GySgt Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, who was given an honorary promotion to Gunnery Sergeant, the only promotion of its kind in the history of the USMC.