U.S. Marines Asks If Anyone Can Beat Them In This, It’s Not What You Expect

The United States Marine Corps recently posted a selfie on social media, with the intro: Can anyone beat this selfie?

More than half a dozen Marines managed to snag a picture with beloved former Marine Corps General and current Defense Secretary James Mattis. The group then offered others the opportunity to follow their lead over social media in trying to best their picture.

While National Selfie Day was officially (or unofficially) recognized on Thursday, people are still looking to answer the challenge by posting a variety of selfies.

Trying to best Marines is already impossible, but some people joined in with selfies of their own.

One user responded with the caption, “Semper Fi Selfie.”

“No. They can’t be beaten. Or defeated,” responded another user.

“I just love that selfie tweet…it really looks like Mad Dog’s having a good time!!” someone else said.

And, “The Sec Def is an awesome guy. I think he cares deeply about every single person in the military.”

… and the call was answered.

A selfie with none other than the President of the United States surely gives these Marines a run for their money:

A mother shared a photo of her hugging her own Marine, although not technically a selfie:

A man posing with a photo of Mattis depicted as a saint drew some attention:

What about a selfie from the top dog himself, though shared from another user:

Some others tried to top the Marines with their attempts:

The Marines Corps recently celebrated 100 years of women serving in the Armed Forces and recognized their first female Marine Maj. Megan McClung, who passed away in 2006.

Here’s more on Maj. Megan McClung:

Remembering Sacrifice

Maj. Megan McClung was the first female officer to be killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.Her service and sacrifice honor the 100 years of women serving in the Corps.Semper Fidelis, Marine.

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Saturday, June 16, 2018