Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Association!
This week in Marine Corps History:
April 25, 1913 - The formal charter of the Marine Corps Association was established.
April 26, 1965 - SSgt Josephine (Davis) Gebers became the first woman Marine awarded the Combat Action Ribbon after she served under enemy fire in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
April 27, 1805 - Lt Presley O’Bannon raised the American flag over Derna, Tripoli. Related Article: The History of the Mameluke Sword of the United States Marine Corps By James E. McDougall Marine Corps Gazette (Nov. 2003)
This is a look back at MCA through the years.