Marine Corps History

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The history portion of this project will focus on major events and dates for the Marine Corps.

The United States Marine Corps was first established during the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775. Men ready and eager to battle were in high demand as the war against England was going to be a grueling one. A man called Samuel Nicholas began the recruiting process for the Marine Corps in 1775. Tun Tavern, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was an old local brewery that is widely recognized by Marines as the birthplace of the Marine Corps.tunlogo.jpg

1700’s

The Continental Marines, as they were called back then, were the Marine force of America during the Revolutionary War. Two Marine battalions were formed by the Continental
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A Marine battalion comprised of 365 Marines take part in the Battle of Bullrun. On May 15, 1862, the first Navy issued Congressional Medal Of Honor is awarded to Marine Cpl. John F. Mackie for his acts on the attack of Fort Darlings. The Emancipation Proclamation is signed on January 1, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Marines assault New Orleans city halls and the Battle of Gettysburg is soon to follow. The collapse of the Confederates is guaranteed and negotiations between Gen. Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant begin for their surrender. This marks the end of the long bloodshed war. On June 1871, Marines were deployed to Korea and made landing at Ganghwa Island in which six Marines earned the Medal of Honor. During this time the US took part in global interventions in places like “China, Formosa, Japan, Nicaragua, Uruguay, México, Korea, Panama, Egypt, Haití, Samoa, Argentina, Chile, and …show more content…
The battles of “Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Guam, and Okinawa”3 were tough between U.S. Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. Not long after the Japan-era, Marines are called to Korea to stop communists from taking it over in 1950. They faced an easy victory over the Koreans and pushed them far back into the country until they reached the border of China. China decided to intervene and lead a counter push which left US forces on the run from the millions of Chinese and Korean troops. The conflict was “resolved” on a called ceasefire in 1953. Until now the war is not officially over.

The Vietnam War was one of the bloodiest wars ever in the history of the US since in killed more troops then WWII and WW I combined. Marines were the first runners in this war as they fought in important battles like “Da Nang, Huế, and Khe Sanh”3. The war ended on April 30, 1975.

Many minor wars so followed like the Gulf War which had Marines liberate Kuwait from Iraq. This war was part of OP Desert Storm which was the largest Marine operation ever.

2000’s-Present

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