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  • Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps November 10, 1775-2022

    Penny Merryfield with GySgt Fletcher Joshua D|Nov 3, 2022

    It was a vision of the Second Continental Congress that gave us the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775 they decided there was a need for two battalions of Marines to cover and protect as landing forces with the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. The war lasted from 1775-1783. After the war ended, they disbanned the Continental Navy, and included in their disbanning the Continental Marines as well. Due to the growing conflict with revolutionary France, they...