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Today In Marine Corps History: 10 Dec. 1995

In Bosnia, 22 Marines from Marine Corps Security Force Company, Naples, Italy were among the first American troops to arrive. They provided the security for Allied Forces Southern Europe headquartered at Sarajevo. About 2,500 NATO troops would be in...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 10, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Jap Shell Intrudes To Protect Marines

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC Staff Sgt. Alfred Scalcione says it’s peculiar how things are taken out of one’s hands In wartime. “Three of us were huddled in a small dugout one night,” said Scalcione, “waiting for an en...
by Semper Fi Parents on Dec 1, 2014

War Secrets Must Not Be Shared Even With Family

(This article appeared in a 1942 issue of the Marine Corps Chevron. The advice is as true today as it was then.) The following is another in a series on lip-silence and national security taken from an address by the Chief of the Bureau of Naval Perso...
by Semper Fi Parents on Nov 30, 2014

Marine Corps Birthday

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress,meeting in Philadelphia, passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet.Samuel Nichols was commissioned to form this new f...
by Semper Fi Parents on Nov 10, 2014

This Date In Marine Corps History 10 Nov. 1921

This date marked the first formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps as 10 November. On 21 October 1921, Maj Edwin McClellan, OIC of the Historical Section, HQMC, sent a memo to MajGen Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the or...
by Semper Fi Parents on Nov 10, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Knife Nips Ninth Nip For Irishman

SAN DIEGO (U.P.) A six-dollar San Diego knife put Irish Billy Beauhuld’s ninth Jap down for the long count, after his rifle was shot from his hand and a bullet ripped open his knee. Irish Billy is a former lightweight boxer who battled some of...
by Semper Fi Parents on Oct 27, 2014

Marine Corps History: Special Trust and Confidence

Special Trust and Confidence Marine Corps Manual Major General John A Lejeune, USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps 1920 The special trust and confidence which is expressly reposed in each officer by his commission is the distinguishing privilege of t...
by Semper Fi Parents on Oct 22, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Red Cross Branch Serves Three Forces

NAAS, CAMP KEARNEY. In one of the initial moves to extend its service to the Navy, the Red Cross has opened a branch office at this base. Under direction of Francis L. Castro, assistant field director, the office has fulfilled more than 100 emergency...
by Semper Fi Parents on Oct 1, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 30 September 1945

Marines of III Amphibious Corps, commanded by Major General Keller E. Rockey, began landing in North China to assist the Chinese Nationalist government in accepting the surrender of Japanese forces and repatriating Japanese soldiers and civilians.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 30, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Combat Heroism On Carrier Earns Awards For Trio

Corporal Continues Firing After Being Jolted From Gun Seat By Concussion Three Marines who served aboard tho ill-fated aircraft carrier Hornet have been awarded Silver Star Medals for their part in fighting tho Japs, despite their own wounds. Awards...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 29, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 27 September 1944

The American flag was raised over Peleliu, Palau Islands, at the 1st Marine Division Command Post. Although the flag raising symbolized that the island was secured, pockets of determined Japanese defenders continued to fight on. As late as 21 April 1...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 27, 2014

1965 US Marine Pilot Training

Documentary by the United States Marine Corps showing the training of a Marine pilot, including gunnery and rocket firing practice runs, flights from aircraft carriers, and advanced flight training.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 26, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 26 September 1915

“Horse Marines” engaged Haitian bandits near Petite Riviere.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 26, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 25 September 1942

Camp Pendleton was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 25, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 24 September 1873

One hundred and ninety Marines and seamen from the USS Pensacola and Benicia landed at the Bay of Panama, Columbia, to protect the railroad and American lives and property during the revolution.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 24, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: ‘Straight Dope’ Is Wrong Again

Rumor of the week began making the rounds last Friday when contractors broke ground for a series of “six-foot” holes In the park area east of Gate 3. Some said they were “graves of unknown soldiers of Guadalcanal, Tulagi and Tanambo...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 24, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 23 September 1776

Continental Marines were ordered to reinforce General George Washington in New York.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 23, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Security

Currently appearing in The Chevron is a series of articles on security. The information might well be read and re-read, for every Marine ought to put security consciousness at the top of his list of habits. Organization commanders can’t pound t...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 22, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 22 September 1945

The 5thMarDiv landed at Sasebo, Japan, for occupation duty.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 22, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 21 September 1951

Corporal Jack Davenport, G/3/5, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to protect others in Korea.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 21, 2014


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