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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 26


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1861 - An Act of Congress increased the Marine Corps’ authorized strength to 93 officers and 3,074 enlisted men.
1947 - The National Security Act of 1947 became effective, reaffirming the status of the Marine Corps as a separate military service within the Department of the Navy.

Related story: The Marine Corps and the National Security Act By LtCol James D. Hittle Marine Corps Gazette (Oct 1947)