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There are less than a handful left, but even at their peak, only about 8,600 Marines could claim the title of Marine Raider during World War II. Today, it is small wonder U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) claims the four Marine Raider battalions to be in their lineage, heritage...
“No one can more than prophesy what the future development of aviation will allow it to do.” Alfred A. Cunningham, Marine Corps Gazette , September 1920 Sept. 17, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of Alfred Austell Cunningham’s official designation as the first Marine Corps aviator, but that’s not...
Some serve their country by enlisting or receiving a commission in the Armed Forces. Others are called instead to support America’s military personnel. For Matt Walsh, his calling was to sponsor and encourage bold Marines. Walsh first became a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation...

Today in History

August 30

1813

Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1813 - Marines aboard the USS President helped capture the HMS brig Shannon.
1945
- 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, commanded by Maj Frank Carney, became the first American troops to set foot on Japanese soil - the first occupying force ever to touch the Japanese mainland.
Related Article: Traditions By A.R. Pefley Leatherneck Magazine (March 1940)