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Today In Marine Corps History: 19 September 1912

Marines participated in the Battle of Masaya during the Nicaraguan Campaign.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 19, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 18 September 1990

A new 40-acre training facility for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) was dedicated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by General Alfred M. Gray, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 18, 2014

Retreat Hell! We Just Got Here!

Fighting spirit and determination against heavy odds is sound tradition in the Marine Corps and nowhere is there a more graphic illustration than an incident which occurred in World War I. Legendary or true, it personifies the aggressive attitude of...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 17, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 17 September 1966

Elements of 5thMarDiv in Operation “Deckhouse IV,” south of DMZ.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 17, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Brothers Stick Fast As Glue

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACTFTC Around here they’re still talking about the great brother act the Larkin boys put on for their Marine comrades, and how a good time was had by all — except the Japs. The Larkins not only stuck together all throu...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 17, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 16 September 1814

A detachment of Marines under Major Daniel Carmick from the Naval Station at New Orleans, together with an Army detachment, destroyed a pirate stronghold at Barataria, on the Island of Grande Terre, near New Orleans.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 16, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: President Approves Hospitalization Bill

WASHINGTON, D. C. House resolutions calling for the expansion of facilities for hospitalization of Naval and Marine personnel dependents, and providing for issuance of devices in recognition of services of merchant sailors recently were approved by P...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 15, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 15 September 1950

The 3d Battalion, 5th Marines landed on Wolmi-do Island in Inchon Harbor and secured it prior to the main landing. The 1st Marine Division under the command of Major General Oliver P. Smith landed at Inchon and began the Inchon-Seoul campaign.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 15, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 14 September 1942

Japanese on Guadalcanal’s “Bloody Ridge” were shredded by Edson’s Raiders.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 14, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 13 September 1990

The 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment embarked and arrived in Suadi Arabia in support of Desert Shield.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 13, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 11 September 2001

At 9:38a.m. a commercial airliner, piloted by terrorists, slammed into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense, located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The Marines Corps was fortunate in that no Marines were killed...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 11, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 10 September 1813

Marines served with Commodore Matthew C. Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 10, 2014

USMC Quotes: The Honorable John H. Dalton

The development of the concept of amphibious warfare was initiated by Marine Corps Commandants who combined authority with conviction and knowledge. From its origins during the tenures of Commandants John Lejeune, Wendell Neville, and Benjamin Fuller...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 9, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 9 September 1950

Captain L. E. Brown flew the first Marine combat jet mission flown against the enemy in Korea.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 9, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Women Reserves Lose No Time Organizing Quarters

LOS ANGELES. With typical Marine initiative, Women Reserves assigned to the Officer Procurement office here solved the housing problem in jig time. They rented a 10-room dwelling in Beverly Hills, pro-rated the overhead for rent and food and assigned...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 8, 2014

Today In Marine Corps History: 8 September 1942

On Guadalcanal, the 1st Raider Battalion and the 1st Parachute Battalion, supported by planes of MAG-23 and two destroyer transports, landed east of Tasimboko, advanced west into the rear of Japanese positions, and carried out a successful raid on a...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 8, 2014

M50A1 Ontos

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by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 8, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Unknown Marine Is Unforgettable Hero

SAN FRANCISCO A hero of Guadalcanal whom Pvt Clyde R. Tobler will never forget was a kid Marine whose name he never learned. Said Pvt. Tohler, who is recovering from shrapnel wounds at a hospital here: “This kid—he wasn’t more than 17 c...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 4, 2014

USMC Quotes: CMC General James L. Jones

“At the very heart of the Corps and its relationship to each Marine is our service culture. The Marine Corps is sui generis – that is, we have a nature that is distinct from all others. This goes beyond the unique characteristics of our exped...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 3, 2014

Marine Corps News From World War Two: Guadal Aviation Head Given DSM

WASHINGTON The President, through Secy, of the Navy Frank Knox, has awarded the Distinguished Service Medal to Brig. Gen. Louis K. Woods, USMC, for his achievements in command of all Army, Navy and Marine Corps aviation units based on Guadalcanal fro...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 2, 2014


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