Ed Koch Commentary “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli” BY Edward I. Koch

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There aren’t many Americans who have never heard those words, which come from the United States Marine Corps Hymn.  The words refer to the heroic role of the Marines in putting an end to pillaging and piracy by the Barbary pirates who in the early 1800s plied their nefarious trade in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.  England and other …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli” BY Edward I. Koch