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Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert, III US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of the Punchbowl at Songnap-yong, Korea September 12, 1951.

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A Young Chesty Puller - not so easy to distinguish from an old Chesty Puller or his unidentified but clearly related fellow Marine in this photograph.

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Marine Eagle Globe and Anchor of the United States Marine Corps. Thank you to all the Marines who are serving, and all the veterans who have served in the USMC

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Although the Marines’ Hymn made an appearance around the 1800s, it didn’t have an official version until 1929, when Commandant of the Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune authorized the hymn as we know it.

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This Order of Precedence chart for the United States Marine Corps (received by the Library in 1991) is used by Marines to determine how decorations are to be worn on a uniform. The list begins with the Congressional Medal of Honor and proceeds to the right. It also explains the devices used on those decorations that may represent information about the number of additional awards of a decoration or number of campaigns or operations served.

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