• Editor’s Note: In last month’s Leatherneck , “Early Marine Covers Followed the Fashion of the Day,” was the first installment of a two-part history of Marine Corps covers. In Part II, we tell the rest of the story from 1912 to present day. Veteran and active-duty Marines may remember, possibly from...
  • “There were 80 of us on that hill when an estimated 600-800 Chinese hit us hard that night. Sixty-six of us were killed, wounded or missing.” PFC Edgar “Bart” Dauberman, USMC “Easy” Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines In the spring of 1952, General James A. Van Fleet, USA, Commander, 8th United...
  • Editor’s note: On May 6, 1942, American forces on Corregidor, including 4th Marine Regiment surrendered to Japanese forces. The Western Union messenger checked the address once more before pulling to a stop in front of the house on Nebraska Avenue. Moments later, he handed a telegram to Mr. and Mrs...
  • CMC to Marines: We Have to Modernize General Robert B. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, visited Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans on Feb. 16 to discuss his recently published Message to the Force entitled “Seize the Initiative.” The message summarizes Gen Neller’s thoughts on...
  • Have a question or feel like sounding off? Address your letter to: Sound Off, Leatherneck Magazine, P.O. Box 1775, Quantico, VA 22134, or send an e-mail to: leatherneck@mca-marines.org . Due to the heavy volume, we cannot answer every letter received. Do not send original photographs, as we cannot...
  • THE TOWN OF QUANTICO—The cars look different now, but little else has changed on Potomac Avenue since this photo was taken by a Leatherneck photographer in 1960. The town, which can trace its beginnings to the 1600s when English colonists settled the area, has gone by several names including...
  • Entries for “Reader Assistance,” which include “Reunions,” “Mail Call,” “Wanted” and “Sales, Trades and Giveaways,” are free and printed on a space-available basis. Leatherneck reserves the right to edit or reject any submission. Allow two to three months for publication. Send your e-mail to s.bock...
  • From Boots to Suits: Marines Transition to the Corporate World Transitioning from active-duty service can be a difficult and stressful time for Marines. Many return to their hometowns, while others find work in the area of their final duty station. Planning for life after the military is one of the...
  • David D. Ash , 91, of Clovis, N.M. He was a Marine who served during WW II. He saw action on Iwo Jima. His awards include two Purple Hearts. Capt Harlin E. Bell , 91, of Moneta, Va. He was a Marine who served in the Pacific. After the war, he worked as a crop duster, flying small airplanes. During...

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