Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 207 - USMC BDay 235

Private 'Me', USMC, 1983

Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines.
Today we celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

I leave you with this video from our Corps' Commandant and Sergeant Major. They do a wonderful job delivering this years birthday message around a tribute to the Marines who fought & endured the brutal frozen Chosin Reservoir Campaign in Korea 60 years ago this month. I've had the pleasure of a close friend since high school whose father is a Marine Korean War Veteran and have been blessed to hear his stories.

Enjoy the video and to all my brothers & sisters, Oorah!


Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!

17 comments:

  1. Semper Fi Devildog!!! Happy Birthday Marine. My Dad was a Marine at the Chosin Reservoir.

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  2. There are no "ex" Marines! Happy birthday Marine Corps, and many more!!

    And yes, thank you Patrick, for your service!

    xxox

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  3. Look what a handsome Marine you were!!! :-) I love the picture! What kind of lessons did you learn in Boot Camp & training in terms of exercise and weight loss that you've been able to apply to your life today?
    Christine
    www.phoenixrevolution.net

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  4. Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps! Looks at how young you look!

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  5. Great picture! I spent a long time trying to explain to my 4year old what a veteran is today. I think it is so important to explain things to kids so they grow up knowing how important it is to respect our military.

    PS. I'm diggin those glasses.

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  6. Thank you for your service Devil Dog!

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  7. Love The Marines! Thanks so much for serving.

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  8. I did not know you were a marine! Thank you for your service!!

    My trainer is a marine. One tough disciplined dude!

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  9. Semper Fi, Devil Dog!!!! (84-88 myself!)

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  10. Happy birthday to the Marine Corps, and a big thank you to you for your service!

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  12. Happy B-Day Marines!! You the man Patirck!!

    - The Heavy Man

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  13. Thanks for serving Patrick! Happy Birthday to the Marine corps.

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