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In August 2004, American forces battled Muqtada al-Sadr’s Shiite Mahdi militia for control of the city of An-Najaf, the center of Shia political power in Iraq. Thousands of insurgents joined the fight against the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEU (SOC)), forcing the...
During her freshman year of high school, Samantha Boateng put on her crisp, newly issued dress blues for the very first time. As she looked at herself in the mirror, a rush of emotions came over her. It’s a feeling that she’ll never forget. “I just felt so proud of myself and so honored that I was...
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Today in History

June 26

1891

The Corps established its first post at Port Royal, SC, later known as Parris Island.