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Sergeant Jason Pacheco gritted his teeth as he pushed up the Goliath hill. His 80-pound pack weighed him down. It was the last push of the 20-kilometers to complete the course, and the instructors were counting down the seconds remaining. “Put your face in the dirt!” another Marine yelled. Pacheco...
If you listen carefully, far away from the ribbons, streamers and fanfare associated with Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., you will hear the piercing sound of rifle fire in the distance. While there is something to be said for the crisply aligned parade formations, it is the...
“Uncounted Marines since 1967 have conducted assaults from them, depended for food, water, and ammunition upon them, and have returned to their home bases in them. Countless Marines owe their lives to the CH-46, which picked up the wounded—often in the face of enemy fire—and sped them to waiting...

Today in History

October 10


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor

1968 - The 1stMarDiv and 1st MAW were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Da Nang, Vietnam.
Related Article: The Vietnam War: To Each His Zone By Tom Bartlett Leatherneck Magazine (June 1996)