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The legendary battle names of Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa stand out as the most influential amphibious landings in history. These invasions are known for ferocity, massive scale, and importance. But one of the earlier seaward assaults of World War II was Operation Shingle—the Battle of Anzio in...
The mood at the table was low. Tex’s story about Antonio had hit home to both me and Dusty. I broke the ice with a story related to the long-term commitment to Marines when they leave the Corps. “So…this one is related, but has a different spin to it,” I began. “Deserters are funny creatures. They...
The USS Zeilin (APA 3), an attack transport named for the seventh Commandant of the Marine Corps, saw combat in nearly every naval campaign in the Pacific War. She served at Guadalcanal, Attu, Kiska, Tarawa, Kwajalein, the Marianas, the Philippines, and Iwo Jima—and was hit in attacks by Japanese...

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Apr 24, 2015 | Editorial
As we traditionally do in the May issue, we highlight Marine Corps aviation. The changes in the aviation combat element over the last few years have been significant. In an all-encompassing article, LtGen Jon Davis, the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, and the staff of the aviation department...