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It was late in the afternoon when Captain Daniel A. Hitzelberger, commanding officer of Company G, 2d Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, signaled the 1st Platoon to move out. “We came down the steep slopes from Landing Zone Dallas,” he recalled, “to cross the river between it and the lower slopes of...
Sixty feet, 6 inches from the mound to home plate. Not that far, but not that close. A pitch can be perfectly thrown for the first 60 feet, then, well, that’s why baseball is magic. Robert A. “Bob” Grim wore Yankee pinstripes and had to believe in magic. He found it hard to believe that he was even...
Sometimes the best way to learn something is to get your hands dirty. That’s the motivation behind the Marine Corps Association & Foundation’s Commanders’ Forum Program for Marines. Its unique design helps Marines prepare for their missions in a way that’s hands-on, both during outdoor...

Today in History

August 2


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1914 - World War 1 begins.
1950 - The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade landed at Pusan, Korea, one month after being alerted.
Related Article: Warrior Six And The First Provisional Marine Brigade: June-September 1950
By Dick Camp Leatherneck Magazine (August 2000)