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Archive for the ‘Marine Corps Motivational’ Category

Marine Corps Photos: Marines Move Across Peleliu, 1944

Rugged Terrain Picking their way through the rocky terrain on Peleliu, a column of Marines moves up to the front lines. This is the type of terrain on which the Leathernecks battled the remnants of the Japanese forces on the island. Photo is property of Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

The Battle Of Iwo Jima

The battle for control of the island of Iwo Jima began on Feb. 19th, 1945. Iwo Jima had tactical importance because of two Japanese airfields located on the island. On the first day of the battle, roughly 2,500 Marines were killed. There were over 26,000 Marine casualties resulting from the battle, and more than 5,900 […]

Noble Is Our Cause

The boys are gone As we all know To fight a war For some Joe We have never seen Nor heard Who speaks to us In foreign words And swears to god To kill us all lest we defile the planet. We do not understand them Nor do they we, Our worlds are oh So […]

Marine Corps Photos: Upon the Sea

U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), exit an MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5), after completing a bilateral exercise in Greece with the Hellenic Army. The U.S. and Greece regularly […]

Nobody Did It Better

Ashore they were a rowdy bunch, They took their time to play But once they came aboard It was business all the way. They manned the fifties, The twenties and forties, And a five-inch gun or two. They stood their watches Like good Marines oughta, Their breaks were far and few. They stood a watch […]

Marine Corps Poems: The Great Generation

The called us the “great generation” After we fought the war. We came home to A grateful nation That promised We’d fight no more. Our nation stands Always ready To fight for Rights we adore, And soon we were Back in the foxholes Defending those rights Once more. The nation that We fought for Was […]

Marine Corps Photos: Remote Marathon

Runners compete in the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon Forward at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Oct. 27. More than 300 runners participated in this year’s marathon. This is the fifth year a satellite marathon has been held at Camp Leatherneck. Photo by Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough.

Legendary Marines: Lieutenant General Pedro A. del Valle

Lieutenant General Pedro A. del Valle, who led the First Marine Division through the Okinawa operation in the closing months of World War II, died 28 April 1978 in Annapolis, Maryland. For his outstanding leadership as Commanding General of the First Marine Division, during the attack and occupation of Okinawa from 1 April to 21 […]

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