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...
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...
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...
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...
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.

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