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Robert Leroy “Bob” Frey was born June 1, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo. The firstborn child of Louis Chase Frey Jr. and Sylvia Mae DeMoss, he grew up in Kansas City, only leaving when he enlisted in the Marine Corps on Jan. 11, 1940, after being turned down by the Navy. He traveled by train to Marine...
The Battle of Tra Binh Dong is one of the most acclaimed battles fought by Korean forces during the Vietnam War. From Feb. 14-15, 1967, Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) Marines of the 11th Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Brigade—the “Blue Dragons”—defeated a regimental-sized attack force in...
From the Iwo Jima beaches to the jungles of Vietnam to the recruit depots at Parris Island and San Diego, the U.S. Marine Corps history comes to life in films shot by the Corps’ photographers over the last century. That footage—10,000 reels of film documenting the operational history of the Marine...

Today in History

February 19

1945

The 4th and 5th Marine Divisions stormed ashore at Iwo Jima.