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On March 3, 1968, deep inside enemy territory, 2nd Lt. Clebe McClary’s patrol of fifteen Marines braced for an attack by a much larger Vietnamese force. The silence was shattered when an explosion hurled McClary through the air and tore his left arm completely off. Disoriented and fully exposed to Vietnamese fire, McClary inspired his […]

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first […]

In the annals of military valor, he is known as “Chesty” Puller, not only for his bull chest but also for his absolute fearlessness and devotion to duty. “Chesty” Puller came to the Marine Corps out of Virginia Military Institute, the college where General Stonewall Jackson taught before the Civil War. The school itself had […]