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Operation Fresno, 1/7 (Rein) (Quang Ngai Province) Field Prayer Services are held by Chaplain V.R. Capodanno for Marines of A Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marines.

Operation Fresno, 1/7 (Rein) (Quang Ngai Province) Field Prayer Services are held by Chaplain V.R. Capodanno for Marines of A Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marines.

Source / February 02, 2014 / 39

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Men of L Company, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines [L/3/9] move up a ridgeline north of A Shau Valley during Operation Dewey Canyon

Men of L Company, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines [L/3/9] move up a ridgeline north of A Shau Valley during Operation Dewey Canyon

Source / February 02, 2014 / 248

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The destruction of Okinawa, 1945

The destruction of Okinawa, 1945

Source / February 02, 2014 / 54

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2d Lieutenant Vance L. Rutan (Oswego, New York) shields his ears while Marine mortars fire on enemy positions in the northern A Shau Valley

2d Lieutenant Vance L. Rutan (Oswego, New York) shields his ears while Marine mortars fire on enemy positions in the northern A Shau Valley

Source / February 01, 2014 / 403

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Upon the death of Sgt. Major Jiggs (the Marine Corps’ mascot) in 1927, the Royal Marines decided to give the US Marines an English bulldog—Private Pagett. He was presented to the Marine Corps by Lt. Gen. L.S.T. Haliday, Royal Marines.

Upon the death of Sgt. Major Jiggs (the Marine Corps’ mascot) in 1927, the Royal Marines decided to give the US Marines an English bulldog—Private Pagett. He was presented to the Marine Corps by Lt. Gen. L.S.T. Haliday, Royal Marines.

Source / February 01, 2014 / 101

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Marine Private First Class Bernardo A. Blazek (of Viroqua, Wisconsin) stands atop a prime mover for an enemy 122mm artillery piece captured by the 9th Marine Regiment

Marine Private First Class Bernardo A. Blazek (of Viroqua, Wisconsin) stands atop a prime mover for an enemy 122mm artillery piece captured by the 9th Marine Regiment

Source / February 01, 2014 / 58

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Men in ordnance section MAG 31 clean guts of a Hellcat/Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, May 1945

Men in ordnance section MAG 31 clean guts of a Hellcat/Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, May 1945

Source / February 01, 2014 / 82

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Marine sniper team with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines [1/9] opens fire on the enemy while participating in Operation Dewey Canyon.
The multi-battalion offensive thrust in the jungles just northwest of the A Shau Valley netted the Marines 436 enemy killed during the first 30 days of the operation.

Marine sniper team with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines [1/9] opens fire on the enemy while participating in Operation Dewey Canyon.

The multi-battalion offensive thrust in the jungles just northwest of the A Shau Valley netted the Marines 436 enemy killed during the first 30 days of the operation.

Source / February 01, 2014 / 97

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