A USMC Happy Birthday A salute to the Marine Corps on it’s 231st birthday. Update: My lovely wife pointed me to this fine piece on the Marines by W. Thomas Smith, Jr. Semper Fi Mr. Smith. The Pierponts now have 67% of their needed monthly support committed. Will you prayerfully consider joining the team? Join the Pierponts Support Team Learn more about our journey to Camp Barakel here.