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TODAY IN MARINE CORPS HISTORY: August 2010

 
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>1 August 1960:</FONT> The Corps’ Enlisted Rank and Pay Structure Board revised the rank structure, incorporating lance corporals, 1STSGT/MSGT and SGTMAJ/MGYSGT paygrades. The prefix “acting” was abolished by General David M. Shoup, 22d Commandant of the Marine Corps.</FONT>
<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>1 August 1965:</FONT> Operation “CAM NHE,” Vietnam.</FONT>

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>2 August 1950:</FONT> The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade landed at Pusan, Korea, one month after being alerted.</FONT>

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>3 August 1950:</FONT> Eight VMF-214 Corsairs led by squadron executive officer, Major Robert P. Keller, catapulted from the deck of the USS Sicily to launch the first blow of the Korean War for the Marine Corps.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffcc00” color=#ff0000><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00”>3 August 1966:</FONT><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff”>  </FONT></FONT>Operation “Prairie” began in Quang Tri Province, RVN</FONT>

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>4 August 1855:</FONT> Battle of Ty-Ho Bay, China.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>4 August 1855:</FONT> Marines from the USS Powhatan captured 17 pirate junks near Hong Kong.

</FONT><FONT size=5><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>4 August 1937:</FONT> Marine Corps League incorporated by Congress.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>5 August 1864:</FONT> Marines participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00”><FONT color=#ff0000>5 August 1990</FONT>:</FONT> Marines of the 22d MEU (SOC) were flown to the American Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia, to help evacuate personnel.</FONT>

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 [quote user=“devildog-64012”]<font style=“background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);” color=”#ff0000”>3 August 1950:</font> Eight VMF-214 Corsairs led by squadron executive officer, Major Robert P. Keller, catapulted from the deck of the USS Sicily to launch the first blow of the Korean War for the Marine Corps.

You can bet that ‘Pappy’, would have LOVED to be there.     [MCFG]

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>6 August 1847:</FONT> LtCol S. E. Watson’s Marines commenced their march on the “Halls of Montezuma” in Mexico.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>6 August 1945:</FONT> <FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff”>Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.</FONT> (The inevitable and terrible consequence of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>6 August 1966:</FONT> Operation by 5th Marines in Vietnam, “COLORADO.” (Concluded 22 August).
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<FONT size=3><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>7 August 1942:</FONT> U.S. Marines made first offensive landings of the Pacific War at Tulagi and Guadalcanal. (Guadalcanal secured 9 February 1943)

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>7 August 1953:</FONT> SSgt Barbara Barnwell was the first <FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff”>woman </FONT>Marine awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>8 August 1899:</FONT> Marines of “U.S.S. Yosemite” start to form garrison at Agana, Cuba.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>8 August 1942:</FONT> The 5th Marine Regiment and Company A, 1st Tanks, crossed the Ilu and Lunga rivers, meeting the first Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>8 August 1945:</FONT> Russia attacked Japan.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>9 August 1935:</FONT> Fleet Marine Force Headquarters moved from Quantico to San Diego.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>9 August 1945:</FONT> Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>9 August 1948:</FONT> “CAMIO” All service exercise held at Onslow Beach, North Carolina.</FONT>

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>10 August 1944:</FONT> The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade ended Japanese resistance on Guam and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>10 August 1959:</FONT> HMR-261 helicopters assist during the Taiwan typhoon cleanup.</FONT>

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<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>11 August 1923:</FONT> MCRD transferred from Mare Island to its present location at San Diego. [mcfg] <FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>11 August 1952:</FONT> The 1stMarDiv participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Korean War

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<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>12 August 1918:</FONT> The Secretary of the Navy authorized the enlistment of women into the Marine Corps Reserve.

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>13 August 1918:</FONT> Opha M. Johnson enlisted at HQMC, becoming the first woman Marine.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>13 August 1942:</FONT> MCAS Santa Barbara, California activated.
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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>14 August 1812:</FONT> Marines help to capture British sloop “Alert” during the War of 1812.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>14 August 1945:</FONT> V-J Day! President Harry Truman announced the unconditional surrender of the Japanese.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>14 August 1990:</FONT> Advance elements of the 1st MEF and 7th MEB arrived in Saudi Arabia, joining other U.N. forces against possible Iraqi aggression.</FONT>

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<FONT size=4><FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>15 August 1934:</FONT> 19 years of occupation ended as the 1st Marine Brigade departed Haiti.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>15 August 1943:</FONT> U.S. and New Zealand forces landed on Vella Lavella in the Northern Solomon Islands.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>15 August 1944:</FONT> Allied forces invaded southern France.

<FONT style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00” color=#ff0000>15 August 1965:</FONT> Da Nang and Chu Lai Marines reinforced by 6,400 arrivals.</FONT>

 
 
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