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Wadi in Al Qa’im, Al Anbar province, Iraq, in October 2005. The 3d Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment deployed to the Al Qa’im region of Iraq in late August 2005. When 3/6 assumed control of the battlespace from 3/2 late in the summer of 2005, the entire region was strongly influenced by insurgents...
They called it a combat landing. And it was. It was the first landing by U.S. Marines on a hostile shore since the Korean War. But like their peacekeeper landing in Lebanon in 1958, the Marines were met on the beaches of South Vietnam by a barrage of flashbulbs and curious onlookers. Reporters...
Small numbers of U.S. military personnel had been in South Vietnam as early as the 1950s, primarily in military advisory positions. In 1965, the Vietnam War escalated, and the Marines were the first of the U.S. Armed Forces to deploy large ground units there. In March of ’65, the first ground...

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March 3

1809

Five-year enlistments in the Corps replaced the previous three-year terms.