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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, 2016

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

Marine Corps Legends: Private First Class Frank Witek

Private First Class Frank Witek was killed in action on 3 August 1944, in the battle of Finegayan, Guam. He was the 28th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II. Frank Peter Witek was born 10 December 1921, in Derby, Connecticut. He...
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

Close Order Drill

This was quite possibly Holly’s least favorite part of recruit training at Parris Island.
by Semper Fi Parents on Mar 1, 2016

39 Reasons to Love the Marine Corps

In honor of the Marine Corps’ birthday, I copied these reasons why one of them loves what he’s doing. These are from Roberto T. Cast, and then I had to abridge them because 1) there are so many, and 2) some just didn’t make sense...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 11, 2015

Happy 240th Birthday, United State Marine Corps!

This year is the 240th Marine Corps Birthday.“2015 Marine Corps Birthday Message, The Legacy Within”"Reflect on our history, remember those who have sacrificed and reaffirm your commitment to the strengthening of our Corps."- 37th Commandant of t...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Nov 10, 2015

USMC 240TH BIRTHDAY

JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1770U.S. MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 240TH ANNIVERSARYPhiladelphia (JFK+50) The United States Marine Corps celebrates its 240th anniversary today having been created by a resolution passed by the Continenta...
by JFK+50 on Nov 10, 2015

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

Marine Corps History Photos: A Little Bit Louder Now

Sgt Angela Arounerangsy, drill instructor, Platoon 4003, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits as they prepare for the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 27, 2012. The recruits exec...
by Semper Fi Parents on Sep 15, 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


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