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Today In Marine Corps History: 11 Jan. 1945

The first elements of Marine Aircraft Group 24, commanded by Colonel Lyle H. Meyer, landed at Lingayen, Luzon, Philippine Islands, to provide close air support for Army forces. Over the next three months, MAG-24 and MAG-32 would fly a total of 8,842...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 11, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 10 Jan. 1995

The Pentagon announced that 2,600 U.S. Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield to assist in the final withdrawal of UN peacekeeping troops from Somalia. The decision came in response to a UN request for American protection of...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 10, 2015

General James Mattis Quote

“For the mission’s sake, for our country’s sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division’s colors in past battles — “who fought for life and never lost their nerve” — carry out your mission and keep yo...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 9, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 9 Jan. 1847

Marines participated in the Battle of La Mesa (California) during the Mexican War. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 9, 2015

Marine Corps Quotes

“The Marine Corps is proud of the fact that it is a force of combined arms, and it jealously guards the integrity of its air-ground team.” General Keith B. McCutcheon, USMC, Naval Review, 1971. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this pos...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 7, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 7 January 1969

The Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Lt. V.R. Capodanno, U.S. Navy, who was killed in action in Quang Tin Province, Vietnam on 4 Sept. 1967. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Fe...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 7, 2015

Origin of the Nickname “Leathernecks”

It is questionable whether the origin of the term “Leatherneck” can be accepted as a legitimate member of the family of legends. More like a tradition, it is. For there can be no doubt of the origin, considering that U. S. Marines of thre...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 6, 2015

This Date In Marine Corps History: 6 Jan. 1967

Operation Song Than/Deckhouse V began on MeKong Delta – RVN. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 6, 2015

This Date In Marine Corps History: 5 Jan. 1944

The 5th and 7th Marine Regiments overran the 53rd Japanese infantry, New Britain. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 5, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 4 Jan. 1991

Marines evacuated 260 U.S. and foreign citizens from the American Embassy, Mogadishu, Somalia, during Operation Eastern Exit. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 4, 2015

Marine Corps Officers’ Physical Fitness

Marine Corps Officers’ Physical Fitness Executive Order No. 989 President Theodore Roosevelt 9 December 1908 1. Officers of the United States Marine Corps, of whatever rank, will be examined physically and undergo the tests herein prescribed at lea...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 3, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 3 Jan. 1945

VMF-124 and VMF-213 from the USS Essex struck Formosa and the Ryukyu Islands in the first Marine land strike off a carrier. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 3, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 2 Jan. 1960

Marine Corps Air Facility, Futenma, Okinawa was commissioned under Colonel L. S. Reeve #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 2, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 26 Dec. 1957:

Twenty helicopters from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 162, were rushed to Ceylon onboard the USS Princeton where Marines participated in the rescue and evacuation of flood victims. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 26, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 23 Dec. 1941

Japanese forces launched a predawn landing on Wake Island and Wilkes Island, while their carriers launched air strikes against Wilkes, Wake, and Peale islands in support of the landing force. After nearly 12 hours of desperate fighting, the three isl...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 23, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 20 Dec. 1989

Operation Just Cause was launched in Panama to protect American lives, restore the democratic process, preserve the integrity of the Panama Canal Treaty, and apprehend dictator General Manuel Antonio Noriega. One Marine, Corporal Garreth C. Isaak, wa...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 20, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 19 Dec. 1972

The Marine detachment of the USS Ticonderoga provided shipboard security for three U.S. astronauts, Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, Harrison Schmitt, and their Apollo-17 space capsule. The astronauts had successfully completed a (then) record lunar stay...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 19, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 15 Dec. 1948

The Secretary of the Navy signed a “Memorandum of Agreement” with the State Department which laid the basis for the modern Marine Security Guard program at U.S. embassies throughout the world. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 15, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 12 Dec. 1944

Marines participated in the Luzon Operation in the Philippines during WW II. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 12, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 11 Dec. 1941

VMF-211 Wildcats sank the Japanese destroyer Kisaragi during the defense of Wake Island. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 11, 2014


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