History of the Marine Corps

History of the Marine Corps


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Desegregation in the Corps – Part 3
May 22, 2023

In this episode, we finish up our series on the history of desegregation in the Marines. We begin with a few stories about the Korean War, the continuing issue with the stewards MOS, racial tensions i

Desegregation in the Corps – Part 2
May 17, 2023

In this episode, we explore the journey of the Montford Point Marines during WWII. After training, they prepared to join their brothers in arms in the Pacific. We delve into the organization of the 51

Desegregation in the Corps: Part 1
April 17, 2023

Montford Point was established in 1942, and this is the perfect time to take a break from the Pacific and focus the next few episodes on the history of desegregation in the Marine Corps. Marines at Mo

World War II: Defense of the Philippines - Part 4
March 31, 2023

The Battle of Bataan and Corregidor comes to an end during this episode. This episode discusses the island surrender, some heroic stories from Marines on Corregidor, and statistics about the battle.

World War II: Defense of the Philippines - Part 3
March 27, 2023

Japanese forces occupied most of Luzon, and US/Philippine forces withdrew south to establish a defensive line. 72 officers and 1173 enlisted from more than 50 organizations joined the 4th Marines. Thi

World War II: Defense of the Philippines - Part 2
February 06, 2023

This episode continues our discussion in the Philippines. Most of the 4th Marines were positioned on Corregidor, a small, tadpole-shaped island in the mouth of Manila Bay. Japan's domination of air an

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November 25, 2022

Operation Restore Hope - Marine Somalia Veterans Association

World War II: Defense of the Philippines - Part 1
October 04, 2022

A coordinated raid targeted US installations in the Philippines shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan's invasion caused US forces to withdraw and led to indefensible brutalities, such as the

World War II: Battle of Guam, 1941
September 08, 2022

The attack on Guam came only a few hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The island's defending force was significantly undergunned against the 5,500 troops from Japan's South Seas Detachment. We sp

World War II: Battle of Wake Island
August 15, 2022

This episode continues our discussion on the Battle of Wake. After Japans initial attack, all hands on the island prepared for a second raid. Well discuss Japans first attempt at an amphibious land

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