At 03:05 PM 5/17/97 PST, Jim wrote:
>See...they never taught us that in History and Traditions...just that
>Uncle Sam's Misguided Children were formed in Tun's Tavern...the first
>branch of the US Military organized under the new country. There were
>of course a Continental Army and Navy...later US Army and Navy...but...
>It would make sense that, the Marines originally being organized to serve
>strictly as a fighting unit on Navy ships, they would have been organized
>by the Navy.
Somehow I was under the impression that the Coast Guard, originally
the Revenue Cutter Service, was the oldest branch. Of course there are those
who don't consider the CG to be exactly a "military" service.