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The life of “Combat the Cat,” the mascot of US Marine combat photographer William H.T. Swisher, c. 1945

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December 17, 2013, 1:00pm / 1052

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SSgt. John Basilone and Carolyn Orehovic, photographed while at The 400 Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Washington DC/30 December 1943 

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December 17, 2013, 12:00pm / 66

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SSgt. John Basilone speaking with Cpl. Margaret Beerworth of his experiences on Guadalcanal, September 1944

SSgt. John Basilone speaking with Cpl. Margaret Beerworth of his experiences on Guadalcanal, September 1944

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December 16, 2013, 11:00pm / 204

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Anonymous asked: do you like saving private ryan

I enjoy the first 10 minutes of the landing like hardcore (because that’s as real as any of us are ever gonna get visually to what normandy was like) and idk the film is good. I have it as one of my favorite war films on my other blog like when the guy is looking for his blown off arm because he’s in shock and the one soldier crying for his mom u g h 

but real talk, I def would prefer to sit down and watch Pvt. Niland’s story. I just love a ‘based on a true story’ instead of ‘inspired by,’ ya know?

December 16, 2013, 10:46pm / 19

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Men of 1st Recon Battalion, Vietnam 1967

Men of 1st Recon Battalion, Vietnam 1967

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December 16, 2013, 4:00pm / 56

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Private Carrie E. Kenny, c. 1918 was a Marine Reservist who spent 26 years working for the Corps in the Inquiry and Investigation Divsion, Paymaster Department.

Private Carrie E. Kenny, c. 1918 was a Marine Reservist who spent 26 years working for the Corps in the Inquiry and Investigation Divsion, Paymaster Department.

December 16, 2013, 3:00pm / 20

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Private First Class Priscilla Goodrich (left) and Private Elaine Munsinger (right) break down an airplane engine in the Assembly and Repair Department at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Private First Class Priscilla Goodrich (left) and Private Elaine Munsinger (right) break down an airplane engine in the Assembly and Repair Department at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

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December 16, 2013, 2:00pm / 29

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Marine firing line somewhere between Hagaru-ri and Yudam-ni, June 1950

Marine firing line somewhere between Hagaru-ri and Yudam-ni, June 1950

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December 16, 2013, 1:00pm / 79

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