Marine Corps Birthday

10 NOVEMBER 2017 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing. Although the Battle of Guadalcanal would continue...
For the past 100 years, Leatherneck has chronicled the essence and heritage of our Corps. What started as a small newspaper became the most prominent and highly circulated service periodical. It has served as a forum to share war stories, document events, and record memoirs. Looking back on a...
10 NOVEMBER 2017 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing. Although the Battle of Guadalcanal would continue...
Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. This year, we mark the 241st anniversary of our Corps—241 years of uncommon valor,...
By SSgt Gordon C. Bess, a cartoonist, drew this Birthday cartoon, which appeared in the November 1955 issue of Leatherneck in 1954. He continued with the magazine until 1957 when he left the Corps. In 1967, he created the comic strip “Redeye,” about a screwball Indian tribe. He died in 1989 at the...
On a shell-scarred ridge in Korea on Nov. 10, 1951, these First Marine Division leathernecks didn’t let the absence of a cake knife deter them. Instead, they used a bayonet to slice their cake, which was complete with frosting and a Marine Corps emblem.
This year is the 239th Marine Corps Birthday. "On 10 November each year, wherever we are, we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our Corps, and reflect on who we are, what we do, and why we do it." — Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Download the message as a PDF Download the video Also watch: 1943 Commandant of the Marine Corps' Birthday Message
Download the message as a PDF Download the video Also watch: 1943 Commandant of the Marine Corps' Birthday Message

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