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Today In Marine Corps History: 30 September 1945

Marines of III Amphibious Corps, commanded by Major General Keller E. Rockey, began landing in North China to assist the Chinese Nationalist government in accepting the surrender of Japanese forces and repatriating Japanese soldiers and civilians.

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Marine Corps History Photos: Chin Up

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Jiawei Fan, a 19-year-old Milford, Conn., native, grimaces while preforming pull-ups during the 2013 Annual Field Meet, at Chicopee High School’s Football Field, May 4, 2013. Approximately 600 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to test the Poolees’ physical fitness with a pull-up and sit-up competition to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps Recruit Training.

Photo by Sgt Richard Blumenstein.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 27 September 1944

The American flag was raised over Peleliu, Palau Islands, at the 1st Marine Division Command Post. Although the flag raising symbolized that the island was secured, pockets of determined Japanese defenders continued to fight on. As late as 21 April 1947, 27 Japanese holdouts finally surrendered to the American naval commander on the scene.

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Marine Corps Poems: Raggedy Ass Marines

In the days of raggedy-ass Marines,

We were spit-shined

And damn well clean.

Our brass shined like stars

Like an officer’s bars,

And there warn’t no

In between.

In the days of raggedy-ass Marines,

We scrubbed decks

And also latrines.

We washed clothes

In a bucket,

In lye soap

We stuck it.

And it came out

Salty and clean!

If a brush was handy

Then it sure was dandy.

For we were

Raggedy-ass Marines.

In the days of raggedy-ass Marines,

We salted our belts

To be white and clean.

We put blanco on our packs,

Had foot lockers

By our racks.

After all,

We were raggedy-ass Marines.

When we were raggedy-ass Marines

Our uniforms were spotless and clean.

With our knees a showin’ through

And our butt ends, too.

That is why they called us

Raggedy-ass Marines.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 24 September 1873

One hundred and ninety Marines and seamen from the USS Pensacola and Benicia landed at the Bay of Panama, Columbia, to protect the railroad and American lives and property during the revolution.

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Marine Corps History Photos: Cloud Cover

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Cpl Berkeley Lewis, a rifleman with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fires his M4 carbine during training at the SR-7 range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 26-year-old, who has been with the battalion for about a year, said he always wanted to join a reconnaissance battalion because of the training and missions. “We are doing this training to stay proficient with our M4 (carbine) and M9 (pistol) to keep up with the standards of our training and readiness manual,” said Manchester, N.H. native, SSgt Matthew Sullivan, a team leader with Bravo Company.

Photo by Cpl Jeff Drew.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 21 September 1951

Corporal Jack Davenport, G/3/5, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to protect others in Korea.

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