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Captain Vargas's Act of Heroism Rank and organization: Major (then Capt.), U.S. Marine Corps, Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Place and date: Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam, 30 April to 2 May 1968. Entered service at: Winslow, Ariz. Born: 29 July 1940, Winslow, Ariz. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer, Company G, in action against enemy forces from…

Captain Vargas's Act of Heroism Rank and organization: Major (then Capt.), U.S. Marine Corps, Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Place and date: Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam, 30 April to 2 May 1968. Entered service at: Winslow, Ariz. Born: 29 July 1940, Winslow, Ariz. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer, Company G, in action against enemy forces from…

#3rd Battalion #10th Marines (3/10) was an artillery battalion that consisted of four cannon firing batteries and a headquarters battery. The battalion was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and its primary weapon system was the M777-A2 howitzer with a maximum effective range of 30 km and the M-252 Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS). 3/10 fell under the 10th Marine Regiment and the #2nd Marine Division. The battalion deactivated at Camp Lejeune on 26 April…

#3rd Battalion #10th Marines (3/10) was an artillery battalion that consisted of four cannon firing batteries and a headquarters battery. The battalion was stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and its primary weapon system was the M777-A2 howitzer with a maximum effective range of 30 km and the M-252 Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS). 3/10 fell under the 10th Marine Regiment and the #2nd Marine Division. The battalion deactivated at Camp Lejeune on 26 April…

The Marines I have seen have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps! Elea

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The Marines I have seen have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!

Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Capt. Roger Donlon.  Cpt. Donlon was the first U.S. service member to be awarded the medal for actions during the Vietnam War. Cpt. Donlon was serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment A-726 when he and his Special Forces team were attacked by Viet Cong on July 6, 1964. While two of his fellow comrades were killed, Cpt. Dolon, who was shot in the stomach and wounded three more times during the attack, continued to fight.

Medal of Honor recipient, U. Roger Donlon, was the first U. servicemember to be awarded the medal for actions during the Vietnam War. By Lauren Sage Reinlie Northwest Florida Daily N…

Famous African American Marines | James Anderson, Jr., the first African American United States Marine ...

On this day, 1968 Pfc. James F. Anderson Jr, was the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Anderson was posthumously awarded for his heroic actions in Vietnam.

Vernon Baker, who was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy, died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries, Idaho. He was 90. wwii

Vernon Baker was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy. Maries, Idaho at age

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands, World War II October USS Basilone was named in his honor.

This United States Marine Corps pin proudly sports the USMC logo with the words 'U.S. Marines Retired' along the outside edge. Wear this pin to show that you're proud of the service you've done for th

This United States Marine Corps pin proudly sports the USMC logo with the words 'U. Marines Retired' along the outside edge. Wear this pin to show that you're proud of the service you've done for th

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