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Waging War in the Newspaper Stands In the years following World War II, the era of superhero comics was in decline, and other comic book genres such as horror, romance and, especially, war, exploded in popularity. Although these comics were made for all ages, many readers, writers and artists were...
VIVE L’AMERIQUE! Thousands of people lined Paris’ newly christened Avenue du President Wilson to cheer for the American Expeditionary Forces as they marched in an Independence Day parade on July 4, 1918. Schools and businesses were closed for the day and public transportation was filled to capacity...
LETTER FROM HOME From private to general, mail call can lift the spirits of any Marine. In this picture, taken at Enogai Point in 1943, then-Colonel Harry B. Liversedge is reading the first letter he received from his family back home since leaving for the Pacific. Col Liversedge commanded the 1st...
USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390) is shown here off of Mare Island in October 1942, having just undergone repairs for damage sustained in the Battle of Savo Island. The ship was named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient and World War I aviator, Second Lieutenant Ralph Talbot. USS Ralph Talbot was heavily...
A MARINE REMEMBERED An honor guard salutes as Corporal Robert V. McMaugh’s flag-draped transfer case is loaded on to a C-130 Hercules in Beirut, Lebanon for the flight home to the United States. Cpl McMaugh, an MSG Marine, was standing guard at Post 1 at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on April 18, 1983...
FINAL FOOTAGE—This is the last known photo taken of combat correspondent Corporal William T. Perkins before he gave his life to protect his fellow Marines. On Oct. 12, 1967, Perkins, second from left, filmed the evacuation of wounded Marines from “Charlie” Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine...
PRESERVING USS MAINE TODAY—Throughout much of the history of modern amphibious warfare, Marines have come to appreciate the artillery support provided by heavy naval guns. As one of the finest battleships of its time, USS Maine (ACR-1) was equipped with six 6-inch 30-caliber guns along with a...
Surprise Serenade—Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune is pictured with the United States Marine Band, under the direction of William H. Santelmann, on Jan. 1, 1927, outside of The Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C. To kick off the new year, the “President’s Own” played a “surprise”...
FACT OR FICTION—Historians and scholars have often debated the validity of a central tenet of Marine Corps lore: The presentation of a mameluke sword to First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon by Pasha Hamet Karamanli, who was reinstated as ruler of Tripoli in 1805 after the capture of a Barbary pirate...
KEYS FROM THE PAST—Known as “Mr. Leatherneck ,” Master Sergeant Tom Bartlett, USMC (Ret) was the managing editor of Leatherneck magazine from 1976-1997 after previously serving as a member of the staff while on active duty. During his tenure with the magazine, he wrote nearly 1,000 articles—most of...

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