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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the April 1962 issue of Leatherneck . Private Hector A. Cafferata Jr. was one of the many Marines of Company F, 2d Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment who defended “The Hill.” Cafferata later was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions...
NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIA MRF-D Conducts Simulated Casualty Evacuation Marines and Sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, First Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin simulated casualty evacuations in a training area outside of Robertson Barracks, an Australian Army base located in the...
“Corps Connections” highlights the places and events through which active-duty and veteran Marines connect with one another, honor the traditions of the Corps and recognize the achievements of their fellow leathernecks. We welcome submissions of photos from events like the ones featured here. Send...

Today in History

July 25


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1777 - Congress authorizes a $4 weekly subsistence for Marine officers.
1930 - Lieutenant Lewis “Chesty” Puller wins first of five Navy Crosses chasing Sandino guerrillas in Nicaragua.
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Chesty Puller By Sgt Nolle T. Roberts Leatherneck Magazine (June 1948)