Corps Album

Photos courtesy of Marine Corps History Division Nov. 10 will mark a day of celebration and reflection for Marines and their families around the globe as they observe the 239th Birthday of their Corps, remembering the hard-fought battles and the contributions and sacrifices of those Marines who...
If you've been staring at a huge blank space on your wall, consider the problem solved. The MCA Bookservice now has a supply of giant-sized "Marines In The Revolution" wall posters available. (Each poster measures approximately 4 feet by 6 feet!)
When Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's Feb. 23, 1945, photo of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima was released to the media, sculptor Felix W. de Weldon, who was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time, was so moved by the image that he made a scale model and then a life-size model of it.
During the late 1920s Marines began receiving aircraft superior in design, performance and reliability. Prior to that they used outmoded or cast-off equipment from the Navy and the Army. As is typical, the Marines adapted and made do, and the aviators moved closer to their mission of supporting...
This photo of Marine Barracks Port Royal, S.C., was actually a postcard that was postmarked at Paris Island (from 1917 to 1919, it had only one V), Nov. 20 (year unreadable but probably 1917). Solon Nelson, born in August 1896 in Springfield Township, Kalkaska County, Mich., sent the postcard to...
No matter if it's 1919 or 2007, Marines have a penchant for mugging for the camera. Delzie Demaree served in the Corps from April 1917 to May 1919. Wounded twice in France, he was shot once and also gassed. According to his grandson, Vietnam veteran and former Sgt Jeff Davis of Dike, Texas, who...
The 17th Company, Fifth Marine Regiment baseball team (above) won the pennant at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Oct. 19, 1926, with an 8-4 victory over the 66th Co team. Former Cpl Charles Ferrell of West Virginia sent in this photo that was from the collection of his friend's grandfather, Thomas E. Hibler...
HERE ARE six more of the Old Corps photos which we will print as a regular feature. Leatherneck will pay $15,00 for old photos of this type accepted for publication. Please include date, outfit, or any other available identification. Mail your Old Corps photos to CORPS ALBUM EDITOR, Leatherneck...

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