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The meaning of 'Oorah' traced back to its roots

By Lance Cpl. Paul W. Hirseman III | | October 29, 2004

MCRD/ERR PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — "Oorah!" Marines hear it each and every day. Ingrained into Marine minds since boot camp, this distinctly Marine call is barked back and forth in an almost endless stream of motivation. However, take a step back and ask that Marine, "where did 'Oorah' come from exactly?"

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