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1775
Nov 10, 1775 MC B-day
Tun Tavern
2 Battalions
Capt Samuel Nicholas 1st MC Commandant
1947
National Security Act, amended in 1952,
states current structure
1776
1st MC landing
Rev War
New Providence Island, Bahamas
Uniform of the Day 1776
Leathernecks
1805
Barbary Pirates,
Stronghold at Burma,
Shores of Tripoli
Stars and Stripes Eastern Hemisphere
1847
Mexican War
Halls of Montezuma
Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico
City
California
1859
Col Robert E. Lee USArmy
Harpers Ferry arsenal
Abolitionist John Brown
Slave Revolt
1868
EGA modified British Marine emblem
BG Jacob Zeilin
7th MC Commandant
GA signify worldwide service and sea traditions
Spread Eagle symbol of our Nation
1883
Semper Fi
Always Faithful
1900
Boxer Rebellion
American Legation in Peking China
MC from ships in area Asiatic Station
1913
MC Aviation
Major Alfred Cunningham
1917
Marines landed in France
8 distinct operations
distinguished and awarded
French Fourragere
5th and 6th Marines
1933
MC reorganized into FMF
Formally established Command and Administrative relations between Fleet and MC
MC Equipment Board in Quantico
Long hours testing and developing materials for landing ops and expeditionary service
1965
Vietnam-Longest war in history
Large scale offensive ops
Pacification ops
Dominican Republic-MC part of multi national force restoring peace
1982
Lebanon-multinational peacekeeping force
Force in Readiness
1983
suicide bomb killed 241 Americans and wounded 70 others in Lebanon
1984
Last of the Marines withdrew from Lebanon.
1991
Operation Desert Storm-Iraqi gov refused to complhy with UN resolutions
Heavy bombing failed
Ground troops liberated Kuwait
Battle of Belleu Wood
Greatest Battle ever WWI
Wood of the Brigade of Marines
Storm Troops
Teufelhundun-Devil Dogs
Battle of Guadalcanal
7 Aug 1942
1st Marine Division landed on beaches of Guadalcanal
Solomon Islands
1st Land Offensive
1st combat test of the new amphib doctrine
Turning point of the war in the Pacific
New Georgia Island
Choisel (Feint) Island
Bougainville Island
Battle of Tarawa
Nov 1943 Gilbert Islands first in line for advance and offensive in Central Pacific
Tarawa Atoll and Betia Island
Japanese Commander said "...million Americans 100 years to conquer it"
Marines 76 hours
Heavy loss due to extended reef/enemy fire and drownings
Battle of Mariana Islands
June and July 1943
Air Force and Navy needed airfields
Saipan
Guam
Tinian
Lt General Holland Smith
136,000 Marines and Soldiers
Largest number ever commanded by Marine
Battle of Iwo Jima
19 Feb 1945
largest/bloodiest in Marine History
23,300 casualties
Nimitz, " Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Battle of Hue City
Vietnamese Holiday TET
Jan 1968
NVA troops in Hue and CItadel
Fighting was house to house
progress measured in yards
25 FEB 1968 city secured
Archibald Henderson
Grand old Man
1820 to 1859 Commandant of the MC
Indian Wars
War with Mexico
opening with China
disorders in Central America
Higher standards/Professional Military Force
more than just sea and guard duties
John Quick
1898 1 MOH
Cuzco Well
semaphore to lift naval bombardment
proved usefulness of MC as assault troops
added strength to Fleet to capture and defend advanced naval bases
Dan Daly
2 MOH Boxer Rebellion/1st Caco War in Haiti
SgtMaj
GnySgt Battle of Belleu Wood "..."
Louis Chesty Puller
Lt Gen Puller
32 Marines
Nicaragua unrest
Tiger of the Mountains
1930
Bulldog named Chesty
Gregory R. "Pappy" Boyington
Ace
28 kills
Maj
Black Sheep VMH-214
WWII
28 kills
1945
Ira Hayes
Pima Indian
2nd flag raising Iwo
5th Amphib Corps
MajGen Harry Schmidt
Mt Suribachi
23 feb 1945
Opha Mae Johnson
1st female marine
skirt
marinette
13 Aug 1918
Marine Reserve (F)
Margeret Brewer
7th director of women marines
Brigadier Gen
11 May 1978