Happy 248th Birthday United States Marine Corps


November 9, 2023

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Above: Marine enlistee Hannah Nickell with Recruiter SSgt Tyler A. Dean

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 re-established the Continental Marines giving us the Marine Corps. It is one of our seven uniformed...

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