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Today In Marine Corps History:8 March 1965

The 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade landed at DaNang, Republic of Vietnam as the first U.S. ground combat troops to be committed to that conflict. The 3,500 men arrived both across the beach with Battalion Landing Team 3/9, and at DaNang Airfield wi...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 8, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 7 March 1951

The 1st, 7th, and 11th Marine Regiments commenced operations against enemy forces at Hongchon, Korea. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 7, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 6 March 1944

Marines assault Talasea on New Britain (secured 8 March 1944). #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 6, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 5 March 1947

The 7th Marine Regiment disbanded at Camp Pendleton following their return from China. Personnel and equipment were transferred to the 3rd Marine Brigade. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps If you are seeing this post on Facebook, please...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 5, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 4 March 1801

The Marine Band performed at a Presidential Inauguration for the first time. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, S...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 4, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 3 March 1809

Five-year enlistments in the Corps replaced the previous three-year terms. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps If you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To M...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 3, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History:2 March 1867

Jacob Zeilin, Colonel Commandant of the Marine Corps from 30 June 1864, was this date promoted to the rank of Brigadier General Commandant, the first time Congress authorized this rank for the Marine Corps. The statute, however, was repealed in June...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 2, 2016

Today In Marine Corps History: 1 March 1960

The Beaufort (South Carolina) Auxiliary Air Station was re-designated a Marine Corps Air Station. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps If you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed th...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 1, 2016

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. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United State...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 16, 2015

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. #Marin...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 15, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 14 September 1942

Japanese on Guadalcanal’s “Bloody Ridge” were shredded by Edson’s Raiders. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If yo...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 14, 2015

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. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 13, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 12 September 1917

General John J. Pershing selected the 7th Marine Company to guard his headquarters in France. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enj...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 12, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 10 September 1813

Marines served with Commodore Matthew C. Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post,...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 10, 2015

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. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you en...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 9, 2015

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, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 7 September 1965

Operation “Piranha” south of Chu Lai, Vietnam. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 7, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 6 September 1983

Two Marines were killed and two were wounded when rockets hit their compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Heavy fighting continued for the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit peacekeeping force in the area near their positions around the Beirut International Airport.
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 6, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 5 September 1956

Eleven Marines from the 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division, stationed near Naha, Okinawa, drowned while swimming, from an undercurrent caused by Typhoon Emma. The violent storm, with 140 mph winds, struck the Philippine Islands, Okinawa, Korea, and Japa...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 5, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 4 September 1910

A Marine Battalion under Major Smedley D. Butler sailed from Nicaragua for Panama. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this p...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 4, 2015


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