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Today In Marine Corps History: 3 September 1926

Marines served at Shanghai, China, and aboard ship during the Yangtze Service Campaign, 3 September 1926 – 21 October 1927. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine Corps As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please SHARE it. Sha...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 3, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 22 September 1945

The 5thMarDiv landed at Sasebo, Japan, for occupation duty. 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 Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook,...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 2, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 2 September 1945

The Japanese officially surrendered to the Allies on board the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. With General Holland Smith transferred home in July 1945, the senior Marine Corps representative at the historic ceremony was LtGen Roy S. Geiger, who ha...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 2, 2015

“Send More Japs.”

Many instances of the fighting spirit of Marines could be cited but one story in particular attracts the attention. When the Japanese initiated the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, they did not neglect the tiny island of Wake which served a...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 1, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 1 September 1969

The 1st Marine Regiment was presented the Presidential Unit Citation for Operation Hue City (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. I...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 1, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 31 August 1942

3rd Marines leave San Diego bound for American Samoa. #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 Feed...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 31, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 30 August 1945

4th Marines land at Kurihama Naval Base – Yokosuka. (First Leathernecks in Japan in WW II.) #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...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 30, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 29 August 1916

The Marine Corps Reserve was founded. #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 Feed. To Friend and/...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 29, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 28 August 1891

Marines defended American interests in Valparaiso, Chile. #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 Aug 28, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 27 August 1780

Marines guarding workmen cutting masts for the Navy pursued Indians near Reading, Pennsylvania. #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 e...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 27, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 25 August 1943

V Amphibious Corps joined fleet at Pearl Harbor. #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 Feed. To...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 25, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 24 August 1814

Captain Samuel Miller’s 100-man detachment from Marine Barracks, Washington, fought in the battle of Bladensburg for the defense of the national capital. After helping to fight back three British charges, Captain Miller was wounded and the enem...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 24, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 23 August 1984

The last Marines to serve peace-keeping duty in Lebanon arrived home. The 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) arrived off the coast of Lebanon on 9 April to relieve Marines of the 22d MAU who were guarding the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. The 24th MAU left...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 23, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 22 August 1942

The 4th Marine Air Wing was commissioned at Ewa, Hawaii, as the 4th Marine Base Defense Air Wing. #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...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 22, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 21 August 1968

PFC James Anderson, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by Secretary of the Navy, Paul R. Ignatius, for heroism in Vietnam while serving as a rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines in February 1967. This was the first Medal of...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 21, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 20 August 1942

31 planes of MAG-23 were the first to land at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. #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, Su...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 20, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 19 August 1919

“The Marines’ Hymn” was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 19, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 18 August 1965

Operation Starlite (Vietnam) began. 964 Viet Cong were killed in action. #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, Subsc...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 18, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 17 August 1942

Just prior to dawn, the 2d Marine Raider Battalion under LtCol Evans F. Carlson landed on Makin Island from the submarines Nautilus and Argonaut. The next day the Marines left the island after destroying a seaplane base, two radio stations, a supply...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 17, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 16 August 1937

The American Adviser on Political Relations asked the Secretary of State for reinforcements for the 4th Marine Regiment in Shanghai, China; two officers and 102 enlisted from Cavite, Philippines, responded. #Marines#Marine#USMC#United States Marine C...
by Semper Fi Parents on Aug 16, 2015


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