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Famous Marines: “At 16, Hackman left home to join the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served four-and-a-half years as a field radio operator.” #USMC #History via www.peerintothepast.tumblr.com

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The story of an underage US Marine who fought in the Vietnam War has been uncovered. Dan Bullock joined the US Marines so that he could join the fight against the Viet Cong during the Vietnam W

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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five U. S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the U. S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW II.It became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the U. S. as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.

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Famous African Americans In History | April 7, 1942 Rodney Maxwell Davis , Medal of Honor recipient, was ...

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Famous Marine Quote. To observe a Marine is inspirational, to be a Marine is Exceptional. Semper Fi USMC

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Dan Rather enlisted with the USMC in 1954 after school. When his superiors learned he had a bout with rheumatic fever he was discharged from service.

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Harlon Henry Block (November 6, 1924 – March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine during World War II. Born in Yorktown, Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently saw action during the Battle of Bougainville and the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was killed in action. He is best known as one of the six men photographed raising the flag on Iwo Jima.

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Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

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Gustav Hasford. His semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers was the basis of the film Full Metal Jacket. Hasford joined the United States Marine Corps in 1967 and served as a combat correspondent during the Vietnam War. As a military journalist, he wrote stories for Sea Tiger, Pacific Stars and Stripes, and Leatherneck Magazine.[

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