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United States Marine Corps

Semper Fidelis

 
 
United States Marine Corps Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. United States Marine Corps Monument
Inscription.

1775 - 1917
New Providence, Bahamas Tripoli
War of 1812
Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico - Spain
China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
Battle of Peking - Nicaragua
Vera Cruz - Haiti
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WWI
Verdun & Chateau-Thierry
Belleau Wood - Soissons
Argonne Forest - Somme-Py
11 November 1918 - march to the Rhine
Armistice Day 11/11/1918 1100 Hrs
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WWII
Wake - Midway - Guadalcanal - Solomon
Islands - Bougainville -
New Britain - Tarawa - Marshall Islands
Saipan - Tinian - Guam - Peleliu
Iwo Jima - Okinawa
VJ Day 08/15/1945
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Korea
Inchon Landing - Wonsan
Chosin Reservoir - Pusan Perimeter -
Inchon - Breakout from Chosin - Hungnam -
Panmunjom -
End of hostilities - Panmunjom 07/27/53
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Vietnam
Chu Lai - Con Thien
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
- Da Nang - Saigon
Hamburger Hill - Hui - Kham Duc -
Khe Sahn - Tet Offensive - Phong Nhi
Battle of Hills 55 - 488 & 881
The Rockpile
End of hostilities 03/29/1973
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1975 - 2015
Horn of Africa - Lebanon - Pakistan -
Uzbekistan - Afghanistan -
Operation Enduring Freedom
- Helmand Province
2003 invasion of Iraq
Al Anbar campaign
Operation Iraqi Freedom - Baghdad -
Fallujah - Ramadi - Al-Qa'im Hit
Benghazi Embassy - Beirut Barracks
War against global terrorism
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The United States Marine Corps, like the
Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard
remain vigilant worldwide to preserve our
way of life and defend the sovereignty of
our nation.
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Ronald Reagan said it best: "Some people
spend an entire lifetime wondering if they
made a difference in the world. But, the
Marines don't have that problem."
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On
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
November 10, 1775 the Continental
Congress approved the resolution to
establish two battalions of Marines able to
fight for independence at sea and on
shore. This date marks the official
formation of the Continental Marines.
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Marine Corps [Rifleman's] Creed

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but
this one is mine. It is my life. I must
master it as I must master my life. Without
me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I
am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I
must shoot straighter than the enemy who
is trying to kill me. I must shoot him
before he shoots me. I will. My rifle and I
know that what counts in war is not the
rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or
the smoke we make. We know that it is the
hits that count. We will hit. My rifle is
human, even as I am human, because it is
my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I
will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its
parts, its accessories, its sights and its
barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and
ready, even as I am clean and ready. We
will become part of each other. Before
God I swear this creed. My rifle and I are
the defenders of my country. We are the
masters of our enemy. We are the saviors
of my life. So be it, until victory is
America's and there is no enemy.
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Marine Corps Hymn
From the Halls of Montezuma To the
shores of Tripoli; we fight our country’s
battles in the air, on land, and sea, First
to fight for right and freedom and to keep
our honor clean; we are proud to claim the
title of United States Marine. Our flag’s
unfurled to every breeze from dawn to
setting sun. We have fought in every clime
and place where we could take a gun. In
the snow of far-off northern lands and in
sunny tropic scenes, you will find us
always on the job The United States
Marines. Here’s health to you and to our
Corps which we are proud to serve. In
many strife we’ve fought for life and never
lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy
ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will
find the streets are guarded by the United
States Marines.
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Remember These Marines
of the Past

John Basilone, Dan Daly, Ira Hayes
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington,
Smedley Butler, Carlos Hathcock,
Archibald Henderson, Samuel Nichols,
John A. Lejeune, Presley O'Bannon,
Lewis Burwell, "Chesty" Puller


 
Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 45.709′ N, 76° 26.56′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Navy (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (here, next to this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (here, next to this marker); United States Army (a few steps from this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Our Veterans' Workplace - The World (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .
1. United States Marine Corps Official Website. (Submitted on May 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the The Marines' Hymn. (Submitted on May 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Marine Corps Times. (Submitted on May 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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