Rupertus wrote it during world war ii probably in late 1941 or early 1942 in the past all enlisted marines would learn the creed at recruit training however in recent years the creed has been relegated to the back pages of. This is your rifle and this one is your gun.
It is my life.
This my rifle this is my gun. This is my rifle. This is my gun. There are many like it but this one is mine.
Or until your time is done. Major general william h. One is for killing.
The rifleman s creed also known as my rifle and the creed of the united states marine is a part of basic united states marine corps doctrine. The others for fun. Some of them have learned that one of the fastest ways to prove their manhood and their american selves is to.
I must master it as i master my life. This is my rifle this is my gun this is for fighting this is for fun is a chant not only done by young white men in boot camp and not only by young white men who fantasize about being in boot camp but also by men of color. My rifle is my best friend.
My rifle without me is useless. I must shoot straighter than any enemy who is trying to kill me. The nightmares haven t ended and neither has the pain.
This is my rifle. So until this war is over. I must shoot him before he shoots me.
I must fire my rifle true. Thirty years have passed since i stepped off that plane. I ve drank my share of liquor and smoked my share of grass.
Without my rifle i am useless.