Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Yearbook (San Diego, CA)

 - Class of 1980

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS THE MENTAL AND MORAL QUALITIES of the United Stales Marine have been tested constantly since the birth of the nation All through the long history of the Marine Corps there are examples, both in war and peace, of his versatility, trustworthiness, singleness and tenacity of purpose, courage, faithfulness and self-sacrifice. The rich tradition of the Corps dates back to November 10. 1775. when it was establishes! by the Contintental Congress In the Revolutionary War. the Marines fought against the British Fleet on the shijis of John Paul Jones and made their first amphibious landing on the beaches of the Bahamas in 1776. Marines ended their war with the Mediterranean pirates when they planted the Stars and Stripes over the pirate stronghold of Dcrne. in Tripoli, after a six-hundred mile march across tin- desert of North Africa. In tin- War of IHI2. they fought on Lake Champlain and Lake Erie, and were with General Jackson behind the barricades at New Orleans They defeated the Seminole Indians in tin- dense swamps of Florida in 1836. and fought under General Scott in the Mexican War of 1846-45 Their first visit to Japan came in 1854 as guard detachments from tire ships of Commodore Perry's fleet Under the command of Colonel Robert E Lee. U.S.A.. Marines captured John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859 They fought savages in Formosa in 1867. ami stormed the barrier forts of Korea in 1871. During the Spanish-Amcrican War. a single battalion of Marines held the naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba, against 6.000 Spaniards, while other Leathernecks distinguished themselves at the Battle of Santiago ami with Dewey at Manila Tins helped quell the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, ami from then on until World War I. men of the Corps campaigned in the Philippines. Cuba. Mexico. Haiti, ami Santo Domingo to protect American lives and property. On the battlefields of France. Marines were called "Devil Dogs" by the Germans because of their courage ami tenacity of attack In I lie first World War. the Fourth Brigade of Marines took part in five ojicrations as part of the fames! Second Division of tin- A K F.—Bellcau Wood. Soissons. St Mihicl. Chapagnc. and the Mcusc-Argonne Marine units were decorated six times hv the French during these campaigns The interim between world wars found the Marines engaged in developing the technique of amphibious warfare and in their traditional pursuits around the globe, from guarding the I S mails to fighting bandits in Nicaragua World War II saw the men who wear the eagle, globe, and and anchor saliantly defend Wake Island and Bataan and then spearhead the amphibious landings across the Pacific in tin- Solomons, at Tarawa. Saipan. Guam. I wo Jima. and Okinawa, to name a few. Following the war. Marines found a new type of service—duty with United Nations Forces in Korea The United States Marine Corps, rich in tradition ami world-famed for its battle record and esprit de corps, plays an important role as tin-nation's "force-in-readiness" to help keep the peace throughout the world today.

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