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Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

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    Personal Stories of Some Special Marines in World War II

    Requests for copies of records relating to military service come into the National Archives every day. Some people are trying to fill in family history; others are looking for documentation of their own service. Those  [Read more...]

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    Back in the Day

    Assault on Tinian On July 24, 1944, the 4th Marine Division made the first and only shore-to-shore amphibious assault on the beaches of Tinian during WWII. The campaign for Tinian was a crucial part of  [Read more...]

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    Battle of Midway

    Just six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, which nearly decimated the United States’ naval power, the United States found an opportunity to even the playing field. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz had a valuable  [Read more...]

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    During World War II, when the enemy would rather take his own life than surrender, Pfc. Guy Louis Gabaldon managed to single handedly capture about 1,500 Japanese prisoners. But he did not get the commendation  [Read more...]

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    Marines of the Pacific

    Come on you guys, we got to get these guns off the beach,” were the last words of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, according to his niece, Diane Hawkins. Moments later, he was struck by enemy  [Read more...]

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    Iwo Jima Veterans Honored

    TRIANGLE, Va. — World War II veterans and their families came together to honor those who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during a ceremony commemorating its 65th anniversary at the National Museum of  [Read more...]

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    Remebering Our Roots

    Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, were hooking and jabbing in Afghanistan, setting the tone for future operations in the Helmand Province. Back on the forward operating base, two Marines with Regimental Combat Team 3 decided to provide a little extra motivation to their fellow Devil Dogs, constructing a memorial in the image of an iconic Marine photograph.

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    The Unknown Legend

    The name and story of Col. Peter J. Ortiz may not be as recognizable as Dan Daly, Smedley Butler or John Basilone, but his story is that of legend and exemplifies a Marine tradition of adapting and overcoming tremendous odds to complete the mission.