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Today In Marine Corps History:31 March 1801

On this date, LtCol Commandant William W. Burrows rode with president Thomas Jefferson to look for “a proper place to fix the Marine Barracks on.”
President Jefferson was a personal friend of the Commandant, and deeply interested in the welfare of the Corps and accompanied Burrows on horseback on the morning of 31 March.
They chose a square in Southeast Washington, at 8th and I streets, because it lay near the Navy Yard and was within easy marching distance of the Capitol.

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Today In Marine Corps History:30 March 1966

The 7th Marine Regiment terminated Operation Indiana in Vietnam.

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Today In Marine Corps History:29 March 1917

Marines garrisoned St. Croix to deny harbor to German submarines.

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Today In Marine Corps History:28 March 1918

Marines were placed under the command of French Marshall Foch in WW I.

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Today In Marine Corps History:27 March 1953

The 5th Marines, supported by the 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, in the first full day of fighting after the Chinese assault the previous evening of Outpost Vegas on Korea’s western front, counterattacked to regain enemy-held positions.
Companies E and F of 2/7 , down to only three platoons between them, managed to regain partial control of Outpost Vegas that day.

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Today In Marine Corps History:26 March 1944

Marines of 1stProMarBrig landed on Kili island and Namorik Atoll, Marshall Islands.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 25 March 1945

After 35 days of bitter fighting, the amphibious assault on the rocky fortress of Iwo Jima finally appeared over.
On the night of 25 March, however, a 300-man Japanese force launched a vicious final counterattack in the vicinity of Airfield Number 2.
Army pilots, Seabees and Marines of the 5th Pioneer Battalion and 28th Marines fought the fanatical Japanese force till morning but suffered heavy casualties –more than l00 killed and another 200 American wounded.
Nearly all of the Japanese force was killed in the battle.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 22 March 1952

Six new Marine battalions and Marine air groups were activated on the West Coast, giving the Corps the full authorized limit of three divisions and three wings.

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Today In Marine Corps History:21 March 1945

General A. A. Vandergrift, 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps, became the first Marine four-star general on active duty.

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Today In Marine Corps History:20 March 1943

Marine “Avengers” conducted the first aerial mine-laying mission.

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Today In Marine Corps History: 19 March 1928

Marine planes bombed a bandit group at Nueve Segovia, Nicaragua.
This was the first use of close air support.

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