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Today In Marine Corps History: 10 March 1783

Marines in fighting tops of the USS Alliance helped defeat HMS Sibyll.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 10, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 9 March 1847

Expeditionary Marines landed and seized Vera Cruz, Mexico, during the Mexican War.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 9, 2015

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, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 7 March 1951

The 1st, 7th, and 11th Marine Regiments commenced operations against enemy forces at Hongchon, Korea.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 7, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 6 March 1944

Marines assault Talasea on New Britain (secured 8 March 1944).
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 6, 2015

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.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 5, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 4 March 1801

The Marine Band performed at a Presidential Inauguration for the first time.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 4, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 3 March 1809

Five-year enlistments in the Corps replaced the previous three-year terms...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 3, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 1 March 1960

The Beaufort (South Carolina) Auxiliary Air Station was redesignated a Marine Corps Air Station. #Marines#Marine#USMC As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please Share it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscrib...
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 1, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 31 Jan. 1944

The American flag was first raised over Japanese soil by B/1/25 in the Marshall Islands. #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 31, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 30 Jan. 1943

Marines participated in the Battle for Rennell 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 Jan 30, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 29 Jan. 1991

The first serious ground fighting of Operation Desert Storm broke out when Iraqi troops mounted an attack into Saudi Arabia along a 40-mile front. Iraqi units centered their efforts on Khafji, a port city six miles south of the border. Saudi and Quat...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 29, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 28 Jan. 1942

The 4th Marine Regiment was assigned to support Philippine Scouts on Bataan. #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 28, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 27 Jan. 1988

About 400 Marines and sailors from the 2d Marine Division, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, and 2d Force Service Support Group deployed for the Persian Gulf. The Contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) CM 2-88 would relieve Contingency MAGTF 1-88 in...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 27, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 26 Jan. 1904

The emperor of Addis Ababa, Abyssinia, decorated Captain G. C. Thorpe for escorting diplomats 500 miles through the desert. #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 26, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 25 Jan. 1856

Marines and seamen from the U.S. sloop DECATUR went ashore at the village of Seattle, Washington, to protect settlers from Indian raids. The Indians launched a seven-hour attack but were driven off later that day after suffering severe losses. Incred...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 25, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 23 Jan. 1780

Marines participated in the capture of a British brig by the USS Providence and USS Ranger off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, C...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 23, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 22 Jan. 1969

Operation Dewey Canyon, perhaps the most successful high-mobility regimental-size action of the Vietnam War, began in the A Shau/Da Krong Valleys when the 9th Marines, commanded by Colonel Robert H. Barrow, and supporting artillery were lifted from Q...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 22, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 21 Jan. 1918

The 1st Aeronautical Company arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores, for anti-submarine duty. That unit was one of the first completely equipped American aviation units to serve overseas in World War I. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this post, Subscr...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 21, 2015

Today In Marine Corps History: 20 Jan. 1968

The second battle for Khe Sanh began when Marines from the 3d Battalion, 26th Marines attacked a North Vietnamese battalion between Hill 881 South and Hill 881 North. More than 100 of the enemy were killed. #Marines#Marine#USMC If you enjoyed this po...
by Semper Fi Parents on Jan 20, 2015


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