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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...

Today in History

April 24

1962

Marine helicopters (Shufly) supported the 21st Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division during Operation Nightingale near Can Tho.