President signs bill paving way for Vietnam gunny Medal of Honor

President Trump has signed into law a bill that paves the way for Marine Gunny John Canley to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War. Then-Gunny John Canley originally was awarded the Navy Cross while serving as a company commander for the 1st … Read morePresident signs bill paving way for Vietnam gunny Medal of Honor

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Brief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

By Elmore A. Champie The Marine Corps Base at San Diego is surrounded by evidences of the Spanish heritage of southern California. Among the more conspicuous are the euphonious place names found everywhere , including the name San Diego itself, and the picturesque architecture that may be seen, not only in the city, but also … Read moreBrief History of MCRD San Diego, 1914-1962

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Death of General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., 30TH Commandant

Date Signed: 4/03/2014 ALMARS Active Number: 008/14 R 031935Z APR 14 UNCLASSIFIED/ ALMAR 008/14 MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002// SUBJ/DEATH OF GENERAL CARL E. MUNDY, JR., 30TH COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS// GENTEXT/REMARKS/ 1. IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF GENERAL CARL E. MUNDY, JR., U.S. MARINE CORPS, RETIRED, THE 30TH … Read moreDeath of General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., 30TH Commandant

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How the Marines have survived, and why

MAY 6, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 32 • BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS In 1957, the commandant of the Marine Corps, General Randolph Pate, sent a brief note to the director of the Marine Corps Educational Center, Brig. Gen. Victor Krulak, in which he asked, “Why does the U.S. need a Marine Corps?” Krulak, already a … Read moreHow the Marines have survived, and why

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V-22 Joins HMX

The first of up to 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors are joining Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, the unit tasked with transporting the President, other VIPs and their entourages. The Marine Corps was expected to take formal delivery of the first HMX-1 MV-22 last month. The MV-22s are replacing the CH-46E Sea Knights attached to … Read moreV-22 Joins HMX

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