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  United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marines were among the first troops deployed to Vietnam, as well as the last to leave during the evacuation of the American embassy in Saigon.
The Marine Corps has a widely-held reputation as a fierce and effective fighting force and the Marines take pride in their gung-ho attitude, are indoctrinated with a strong belief in their chain of command and the importance of esprit de corps, a spirit of enthusiasm and pride in themselves and the Corps.
Marines are less generous with awards and unit identification; the rationale behind this is that as a member of an elite force, it is enough to be identified simply as a Marine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps   (5385 words)

  
 US Marines
The US Marines are the naval infantry with specialization in military maneuvers on ships and conduction of amphibious assaults.
The US Marines is the second smallest branch amongst the five branches of the United States armed forces.
The eagle represents the service of the US Marine jobs to their country, the globe represents their worldwide service and the anchor is the representation of their sea traditions.
www.united-states-marines.com   (359 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | US marines launch first strike
US marines in Afghanistan have gone into combat for the first time since arriving near the last Taleban stronghold of Kandahar.
The US believes al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden - blamed for the 11 September terror attacks on the US - is still in Afghanistan, in the mountains near Kandahar or Jalalabad in the east.
About 500 US Marines were flown by helicopter and C130 planes from secret land bases and amphibious assault ships in the Arabian Sea to Dolangi airfield.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1676000/1676161.stm   (534 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Suicide bomb injures US marines
US marines spokesman Major Matt Baker said "some" servicemen had been killed, but coalition Central Command would not confirm this.
US marines who said they witnessed the incident told our correspondent an Iraqi man had approached the checkpoint and detonated a number of grenades.
The suicide bomb attack is the second against US troops in Iraq since the war began - in March four American soldiers were killed in an attack at a checkpoint near the town of Najaf.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/2937297.stm   (207 words)

  
 US Marines 'Traumatised' By Fallujah Assault
In the macho culture of the US Marine Corps, it is sometimes hard for its personnel, male or female, to admit they have a problem and some try to ride out the symptoms, only seeking help after weeks of suffering in silence.
The marines who seek help can be haunted by the sight of appalling injuries, the screams of wounded comrades, the fear of death, or simply the chaotic hell of combat, the psychologists say.
The marines were the last of the services in the US military to acknowledge that the stresses of the combat could undermine its fighting capacity and to recruit psychologists to provide counselling and other therapies.
rense.com /general60/ern.htm   (655 words)

  
 Iraqi general receives hero's welcome as US marines leave Fallujah
The marines insisted they would patrol the insurgent bastion side by side with a newly formed Fallujah Brigade and vowed to bring to justice the killers of four US contractors brutally massacred on the town's main street late last month.
The area was the furthest the marines had penetrated into the city, with the rest of their troops positioned on its outskirts.
The marines warned they would not budge on their demands that the city be cleared of insurgents, the pretext for their April 5th assault.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040430175046.uonol620.html   (724 words)

  
 US Marines
US Marines are an elitist force and comprise the five armed forces of the United States protecting and guarding the sovereignty of the country.
US Marines undergo a grueling 13-week training period and their real test is in the Crucible, in which they accomplish seemingly impossible task with the help of one another.
The US Coast Guard protects the country’s coast, harbors, boats and the Great lakes, as is responsible for curbing the drug trafficking business especially from across the borders.
www.usaf.tv /us-marines.htm   (337 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / US Marines kill 2 in a Haitian clash
The Marines, leading a UN-sanctioned 2,550-member force that also includes French soldiers, have fought a half-dozen battles since they landed hours after Aristide left the country on Feb. 29, pushed out by a month of revolt and by US pressure to quit.
In the battle on Friday night, which underscored growing hostility against US forces, gunmen fired rifles and light automatic weapons at Marines patrolling on foot and in armored vehicles in the pro-Aristide slum of Belair.
Families said she had been hit by a US Marine bullet on Friday; this was not confirmed.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2004/03/14/us_marines_kill_2_in_a_haitian_clash   (363 words)

  
 The Marines
To serve in the Marine Corps is to serve in an organization that demands and delivers excellence beyond all others.
Although the current ranks of the Royal Marines number quite small compared to today's US Marines (7,000 vs. 175,000), both Corps of Marines have stood side by side in conflicts around the globe and maintain their close ties.
The regiment was raised mainly from the Trained Bands of the City of London from which the Royal marines derive the privilege of marching through the City of London with Colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.
www.acidus.com /marines.html   (655 words)

  
 Herald Sun: US marines abused prisoners (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
US marines forced juvenile Iraqi looters to kneel while troops discharged a weapon in a mock execution, according to US Navy documents released today.
The US Navy found the allegations to be "unsubstantiated" and closed the investigation.
Several Marines have been charged in connection with the treatment of a member of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party who died of strangulation after a Marine grabbed him by the neck at a holding facility.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5478,11698433^401,00.html   (699 words)

  
 Marine Corps Bases Japan Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, in order to accomplish the Marine Corps' mission, there are countless jobs that require Marines trained in many different military occupational specialties.
Marines righted the van, eventually returning the vehicle to the motor pool and lying about how it was damaged.
When Kyle Ellington joined the Marine Corps the last thing he expected to do in his off-time was teach teens how to break dance, especially in Japan.
www.okinawa.usmc.mil   (676 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Two US marines killed in Falluja fighting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Falluja fighters have killed two US marines who were conducting a house search in the war-ravaged town, US military sources said.
Marines have been searching houses in Falluja for weapons and fighters after a major offensive in the town earlier this month.
Marine officers have said they would inspect an estimated 50,000 houses in the city west of Baghdad, a tedious task that involves searching everything from ventilation systems to couches as snipers await opportunities to fire.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/076C1F49-EC38-4BC3-8DF9-F81B2337608A.htm   (453 words)

  
 US Marines
The Brigade was formed from assets of the 1st Marine Division and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendleton, CA.
Some 6,800 troops were sent from the 2d Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC for both the Brigade and to begin the rebuilding of the 1st Marine Division.
The Kimpo Provisional Regiment (KPR) was formed by the 1st Marine Division on 31 March 1952 to defend the Kimpo Peninsula, west of Seoul, on the Division
www.korean-war.com /USMarines/us-marines.html   (1126 words)

  
 US Marines Arming Themselves With Arabic
Their Marines were being sent to Iraq with a difficult order: To win the war, but also to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi civilians — a difficult task without the ability to speak Arabic.
The Marines don’t have enough time to become fluent in Arabic, but the aim is that by the time they return to Iraq they will know enough basic grammar, military vocabulary and conversational Arabic so that they will not have to constantly rely on an interpreter.
One Marine corporal told a local journalist that after these classes, he hopes to be able to identify words in sentences, such as “bomb” and/or “insurgent” even if he doesn’t understand the entire sentence being said to him.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=56724&d=29&m=12&y=2004   (485 words)

  
 US MARINES IN iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A three-star Marine general gave an indication of the homicidal ethos guiding the US occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan when he declared during a...
US Marines execute an Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines.
Four US Marines were killed during combat in Iraq's Anbar province, and two US soldiers were killed in attacks in the Baghdad area, according to the US...
www.everything-army-2005-2006.com /28/US-MARINES-IN-iraq.html   (460 words)

  
 Military.com Resources
Marine Corps Unit Directory - All commands and units are organized alphabetically.
Marine Corps History and Museums Division - Dive into the rich history of the U.S. Marine Corps with photo galleries, articles, retrospectives and event updates.
Women Marines Association - Non-profit association is dedicated to preserving the contributions and history of women in the Marine Corps.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceSubmittedFileView?file=marines_links.htm   (329 words)

  
 US Marines Hit By Suicide Bomber In Beirut
More than 240 US military personnel have been killed in a devasating suicide bomb attack which has inflicted upon the United States its worse loss of life since the early days of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam war over fifteen years ago.
The Marines have been in Beirut since the middle of last year on a peacekeeping mission which has been ever more fraught with danger in recent months.
The US Marine compound at Beirut International Airport was struck at about 6.20 this morning by a explosives-laden truck.
www.dailypast.com /middle-east/us-marines-beirut.shtml   (867 words)

  
 US warplanes strike Fallujah after eight US marines killed
US forces launched air strikes on Fallujah Monday after eight US marines were killed in weekend clashes with Iraqi rebels in Al-Anbar province despite claims that the insurgency was being defeated.
Marines had earlier told AFP that rebels were creeping back into previously cleared city blocks, and the military was in a race to seize weapons caches before they could be used against them.
US and Iraqi forces are trying to restore order in devastated Fallujah as hundreds of thousands of residents driven out by the fighting wait to return to their homes.
www.spacewar.com /2004/041213125338.llmmnwn0.html   (816 words)

  
 The Scotsman - International - US marines in Fallujah quick to show they are not a soft touch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BEFORE the US marines arrived just over a week ago, many in Fallujah had been led to believe that their new occupiers were planning to use a "softer touch" than the US army forces that preceded them.
The battle led to a show of force by the marines that many residents say was unlike any in nearly a year of occupation by the United States.
Senior US military commanders say the insurgents and their supporters in Fallujah are a tiny minority and most city residents are tired of the violence.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=370132004   (590 words)

  
 War in the Pacific, The US Marines in WWII
Wake Island, US Navy presence in the Pacific Theater, The invasion of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima
The result of the carrier vs. carrier battle was a lopsided victory for the US Navy as they sunk all four fleet carriers while losing the USS Yorktown.
The Midway victory turned the tide of naval confrontations in favor of the US Navy, and allowed US naval forces to begin offensive operations in the Pacific.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/6991/usmc.htm   (1231 words)

  
 The Advertiser: US marines to land in Kuwait (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
US Marines will stage an amphibious landing in Kuwait during a month-long exercise in the Gulf that coincides with US diplomatic efforts to keep the pressure on Iraq.
Although it is an annual event, the exercise will put US force on display amid a building showdown with Iraq over what Washington says is a secret program to develop and acquire chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
Two US aircraft carriers, the USS Abraham Lincoln and the USS George Washington, have brought the number of US navy ships with Fifth fleet in the region to 20.
www.theadvertiser.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5936,5120686^401,00.html   (357 words)

  
 Marine Corps Community for USMC Veterans.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After basic he was assinged to the Second Marine Division 2/10, spent most of his time in the Solomon Is. He was with a group of marines into Nagasaki, for police action after the atomic bomb.
I am looking for Marines who served with any of the following units in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971: 1st Mar Div DandB Corps, 1st MAW Band, also looking for Marines who were stationed with the Marine Band at Camp Pendleton California from 1969 to 1972.
Marine community by Leatherneck.com is not part of Leatherneck Magazine or the Marine Corps Association.
www.leatherneck.com /modules.php?op=modload&name=Guestbook&file=index   (741 words)

  
 Korean War History Guide .. The History Beat
US officials had previously publicly stated that America would not fight over Korea, and that the country was outside of American concern in the Pacific.
Excluding the Marines, the infantry divisions sent to Korea were at 40% of paper strength and the majority of their equipment was found to be useless.
US Navy and Marine Corp Aircraft in the Korean Conflict - Listing of all types of US Navy and Marine aircraft that served in Korea during the war.
history.searchbeat.com /koreanwar.htm   (4464 words)

  
 HyperWar: U.S. Marine Corps in World War II
Marine Aviation in the Philippines, by Maj. Charles W. Boggs, Jr., USMC
From Shanghai to Corregidor: Marines in the Defense of the Philippines
The United States Marines in the Occupation of Japan, by Henry I. Shaw, Jr.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USMC   (704 words)

  
 US Marines Land on Somali Coast to Hunt Militants
The Marines’ arrival coincided with signs of US military activity elsewhere along the coast of Somaliland, a relatively stable region which declared independence in 1991 to escape chaos engulfing the rest of Somalia, but which is not internationally recognized.
Officers from the US task force based in neighboring Djibouti since December 2002 to hunt down any militants in the region were not immediately contactable for comment.
US officials say he masterminded the bombings at US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 and the bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya in 2002 that took place within minutes of a failed attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=63279&d=6&m=5&y=2005   (494 words)

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