J. Rollins & H. McKee
Parris Island, 1924

General Marine Corps History Sites

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Marine Corps Museum
Marine Corps Historical Center Library
Marine Corps Association
Marine Corps Legacy Museum
United States Marine Corps Living History Unit
National Archives records relating to service in the USN & USMC
Marine Corps Lore, Customs, Traditions, Terms & Legends
History of the U.S. Marine Corps Emblem
Commandants of the U.S. Marine Corps
Sergeants Major of the U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor
Col Charles Waterhouse, USMCR ~ Artist of Marine Corps history
U.S. Marine Corps History & Traditions

Specific Marine Corps History Topics,
Chronologically Arranged

Early history, worldwide, of Marines as a class of soldier
Basic History of U.S. Marines, 1775 to Present
History of Tun Tavern
Top's Tun Tavern of the Web
The Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps
Continental and State Marines, 1775~1783
Uniforms of First Officers of the United States Navy & Marine Corps
The Marine Corps in Colonial America
Complete List of American Naval Vessel in the War of 1812
U.S. Marine Corps Officers in the War of 1812
Marine Detachment 1812
USMC USS Constitution Detachment
The Barrier Forts, Korea, 1856
U.S. Marines at Harper's Ferry, 1859
The U.S. Marine Corps in the Civil War
U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting: Civil War, WWI, WWII
Confederate States Navy & Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Detachment, Washington Navy Yard (1859-1865)
USS Kearsarge, with Marine Guard, 1862-94
Fleet Marines, USS Brooklyn, circa 1896
The U.S. Marines in the War with Spain
Crew Roster, USS Maine, including Marines
Crew Roster of the USS Oregon, including Marines
Seamen & Marines cut cables at Cienfuegos, Spanish American War
Wendell C. Neville, Major General, United States Marine Corps
Role of U.S. Marines in the Relief of Peking, Boxer Rebellion, 1900
Dan Daly, Medal of Honor, China, 19 July 1901
Waller's March Across Samar, 1901-02
Smedley Butler, Medal of Honor, Vera Cruz, 1914
Smedley Butler, Medal of Honor, Haiti, 1915
Dan Daly, Medal of Honor, Haiti, 1915
Capture of Fort Riviere, Haiti, 1915
History of Parris Island Recruit Depot
Parris Island Museum
Marine Barracks, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Mare Island Historic Park Foundation
History of San Diego Recruit Depot
History of Marine Corps Warrant Officers, 1916 to Present
Role of British & American troops during 2nd Battle of the Marne
U.S. Marine Corps in World War I
The Battle for Belleau Wood (Best BW site on the Web)
The Battle of Belleau Wood
Americans in the Area of Belleau
The AEF in the 2nd Battle of the Marne
Map of Belleau Wood
Floyd Gibbons at Belleau Wood
The Americans Take Belleau Wood: 9-10 June 1918
Marines' First Crucible: Belleau Wood
Belleau Wood: Marines's Mecca
Belleau Wood & Chateau Thierry: Records Search & Battlefield Guide
History of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.
Forgotten Victory: Capturing Blanc Mont Ridge
John J. Kelly, Medal of Honor (Army), Blanc Mont Ridge, 3 October 1918
John J. Kelly, Medal of Honor (Navy), Blanc Mont Ridge, 3 October 1918
Captain Alfred Cunningham, Marine Aviator in France, 1917-1918
The Doughboy Center
History of Marine Corps aviation
History of Women in the U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Mail Guards, 1921 & 1926
The U.S. Marines in Nicaragua
Smedley Butler and the Bonus Army of 1932
Smedley Butler and the Plot to Seize the White House
Smedley Butler: An American Coup d'Etat?
Smedley Butler: "War is a Racket"
LtGen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller USMC
"Ironman" Lee~ Chesty Puller's right-hand man in Nicaragua
A Marine Aboard the USS Augusta, Pacific Fleet, 1933-38
The Fourth Marines in China, 1927-1941
Lou Diamond, China Marine: from Belleau Wood to Guadalcanal
Gunny G's China Marine WebSite
Richard Keech, China Marine, veteran of Corregidor, POW
The China Marine Association
First Battalion, Fourth Marines, First Marine Division
First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division
Second Battalion, Fourth Marines
Third Battalion, Fourth Marines
Fourth Marines
Soochow and the Fourth Marines
Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
The Defense of Wake
A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island
Flag raising ceremony, Wake Island, October 1945
Wake Island Defenders (USMC Living History Unit)
U.S. Marines on Midway, June 1942
U.S. Marines in the Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942
Guadalcanal Online
A Marine's Diary from Guadalcanal
Sergeant John Basilone USMC, Medal of Honor
The Cactus Air Force
Marshall Islands Operations
VMFA-531 "Grey Ghosts" Squadron History, WWII, Korea, VN
Evans Carlson of the Marine Raiders
U.S. Marine Raiders
Navaho Code Talkers
The U.S. Marine Corps PBJ-1 Bomber in World War II, 1943-45
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 132
Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 142
3rd MarDiv: Bouganiville, Guam, Iwo Jima, Korea, VN, Desert Storm
5th Marines, 1st Division on New Britain (USMC Living History Unit)
Breaching the Marianas: the Battle for Saipan
A Peleliu Tribute
Bear's Peleliu Island Photos Page
1st Marine Division Association
Mike Kier's Peleliu Page
Peleliu Tribute - Richard Bruce Watkins, Capt. USMCR (Ret.)
Tribute to PFC Joe South, KIA Peleliu, 1944
From Butte to Iwo Jima: A Marine's Memoirs
Gunny G's WWII Marine WebSite
U.S. Marine Corps, War in the Pacific
U.S. Navy Corpsmen with Marines
History of U.S. Navy Corpsmen
U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps with Marines
U.S. Naval Construction Battalions, the Seabees, with Marines
Major Marine Corps unit patches in WWII
World War II Navy-Marine Aircraft Squadron Designations
U.S. Marine Corps Fleet Marine Force Insignia, World War II-era
Black Marines in WWII and later
81mm Mortars 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines: WWII-China ~ 1941-1947
U.S. Marines in North China, 1945-1949
Freedom Train, 1947
Gunny G's Korean War-Era Marine WebSite
Marine Survivor of Chosin Resevoir
Faces of War: Korean Vignettes
One Tough Marine: Donald H. Hamblen: Korea, Vietnam
U.S. Marines in Lebanon, 1958
Boondockers: The Vietnam Experience
Small Unit Action in Vietnam, Summer 1966
Khe Sanh Veterans' Home Page: Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1962-72
A Chronology Of Marine Helicopters In Vietnam, 1962-75
Vietnam Helos
USMC Helicopter Squadron Order of Battle
Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365: Vietnam, 1964-65
9th Engineer Battalion, USMC: Vietnam, 1966-70
Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Vietnam, 1966-71
7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Vietnam
The Fall of Saigon by the U.S. Marines
U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-91
4th Light Antiaircraft Missile Battalion: Operation Desert Storm
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion: Operation Desert Storm

Aisne-Marne Cemetery, Belleau Wood,
taken sometime during the late 1920s

U.S. Marine Corps Memorial & Cemetery Websites

Flag Etiquette
Origin of Decoration Day (Memorial Day)
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marines buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Confederate States Navy & Marine Corps Gravesite Locator
Belleau Wood Memorial Association
View of Aisne-Marne Cemetery, Belleau Wood, in 1919
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau Wood
Marine Monument at Belleau Wood
Belleau Wood: Eighty Years Later
Second Division A.E.F. Memorial, Washington D.C.
World War I Marine Corps Memorial, Lytle Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Save the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial
The U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall
The Few: Memorial Field of Honor
Honoring those who died at Khe Sanh
Department of Veterans' Affairs National Cemetery Administration

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