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TODAY IN MARINE CORPS HISTORY: April 2010

 
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>28 April 1965:</FONT> 3/6 was helo-lifted from the USS Boxer to secure the American Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>28 April 1993:</FONT> The last A-6E Intruder departed from Marine Corps service. Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 332 transferred the last Marine A-6E to St. Augustine, Florida, and prepared for the squadron’s transition to the F/A-18D and eventual movement from Cherry Point to Beaufort, South Carolina.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>29 April 1862:</FONT> Marines raised the flag, symbolizing the Union’s capture of New Orleans during the Civil War.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>29 April 1946:</FONT> 1st Special Marine Brigade formed at Camp Lejeune.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>29 April 1975:</FONT> Marines helos HMH-462, HMH-463 and HMM-165 with BLT 2/4 evacuated 6,968 people from Vietnam during Operation Frequent Wind.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>30 April 1947:</FONT> 11th Marines returned to the States after 5 years in the Far East.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>30 April 1969:</FONT> U.S. military personnel in Vietnam reached 543,300.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>30 April 1975:</FONT> NVA captured Saigon; Vietnam War ended.
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And a bonus for free people everywhere - 30 April 1945  Hitler commits suicide.

 
 
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