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Today In Marine Corps History: 30 Jan. 1943

Marines participated in the Battle for Rennell Island.

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Marine Corps Photos: Amphibious Insertion

Marine Corps Moto Photo 83

A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marine engages simulated hostile targets during an amphibious insertion for sustainment training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Photo by Sgt Christopher Q. Stone.

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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 Quatari troops, supported by artillery from the 1st Marine Division and attack helicopters and other allied coalition aircraft, recaptured the town two days later.

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Marine Corps News From World War Two: Explosives Found Hidden On Bodies

CAPE GLOUCESTER, New Britain (Delayed)

Marines have been heard to observe that the only “good” Jap is a dead Jap, but even that isn’t true any longer.
Marine burial parties here have discovered hand grenades hidden under the arms of corpses, armed and ready to explode the minute pressure was removed from the striker pin.

Sgt. Arthur E. Mielke, combat correspondent.

From the 11March1944 issue of the Marine Corps Chevron

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Today In Marine Corps History: 28 Jan. 1942

The 4th Marine Regiment was assigned to support Philippine Scouts on Bataan.

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American Heroes Honors Ceremony

American Heroes Honors Ceremony
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Rd.
Bridgeville, PA 15017

The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand in silent honor of the veterans that have been interred at the cemetery the past month without military honors.
Note that this is a recurring mission held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Flag line: 9:00 AM
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

Staging/briefing: 8:45 AM at the Welcome Center at the cemetery.

Remember that the National Cemetery is a Federal Reservation and NO WEAPONS are permitted

Reminder that Wreath Pick-up is scheduled for 7 February, 2015 at 8:00 AM. Staging at 7:45 AM at the Admin Building

Ride Captain: Aaron Zeff

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Marine Corps Photos: Talking Guns

Marine Corps Moto Photo 88

PFC Sebastian Rodriguez, machine gunner, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240 machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise. MRF-D Marines used machine gunners, snipers and rifleman to suppress a simulated squad-sized enemy attack.

Photo by Sgt Sarah Fiocco.

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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 the volatile Persian Gulf and provide the effective landing force capability to Joint Task Force Middle East.

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Roles In The Marine Corps: Infantry Officer

Infantry Officers are central to the role of the Marine Corps as an expeditionary force.
They are responsible for training their Marines for every variety of ground combat mission in any environment.
They gather and evaluate intelligence on enemy forces, develop offensive and defensive battle plans and command their infantry unit’s use of weapons and equipment.

Visit http://bit.ly/gKHekW for more information about becoming a Marine Officer.


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Marine Corps News From World War Two: Wisecracking Jap Refuses Surrender

ROI ISLAND, Kwajalein (Delayed)

Marines who splashed ashore here to snuff out Jap sniper opposition, ran into an American-educated enemy with a flair for wisecracks and a desire to end it all the hard way.
Sgt. Bob Cooke of Metuchen, N. J,, a combat correspondent, reports the Leathernecks got this reply from a pillbox entenched Jap they called upon to surrender:

“Come in and get me, you damn souvenir-hunting Marine tourists.”


From the 18March1944 issue of the Marine Corps Chevron

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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.

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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.
Incredibly, only two civilian volunteers were killed and no Marines or sailors were lost.

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