Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military. She flew the AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopter in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and eventually served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Grave site at Arlington of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II.
Frank E. Petersen Jr. (USMC) (born March 2, 1932 in Topeka, Kansas) is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps general. #TodayInBlackHistory
Minnie Spotted Wolf was the first #NativeAmerican woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. Spotted Wolf served for four years in the Marines as a heavy equipment operator as well as a driver for visiting general officers on bases in both Hawaii and California.
Pvt. Opha May Johnson, 40, first enlisted female Marine sometime after joining the Marine Corps. Johnson enlisted into the reserve in August 1918. (Courtesy of the Marine Corps History Division, Historical Reference Branch) Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/993597/female-marines-celebrate-95-years-corps#.Ugki3VO9x4w#ixzz2bmMnCiq6
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) became the official close combat system taught to all United States Marines since 2002. Description from play.google.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
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.