Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

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May, 2006

Remembering the Battle of Belleau Wood; May 28, 2006 — In June 1918, on a small stretch of land that was the scene of one of the most savage and deadly battles the United States fought during the First World War, a pivotal chapter in Marine Corps history was written in blood. Eighty-eight years later, on May 28, 2006, the Battle of Belleau Wood was commemorated in Belleau, France, by the United States MORE
Rolling Thunder sweeps Marine Barracks May 26, 2006 — The roaring of motorcycles has echoed throughout Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend for the last 19 years. Several members of the event made their way to Marine Barracks, Washington to attend the Friday Evening Parade, May 26. Rolling Thunder XIX, “The Ride for Freedom,” was a tribute to American servicemembers captured or killed in MORE
"Commandant's Own" performs at NASCAR May 6, 2006 — “The Commandant’s Own,” the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performed the national anthem before the crowd attending NASCAR’s “Crown Royal 400” at Richmond International Speedway, May 6.The event began with an introduction of the drivers, prayer and the “Pledge of Allegiance” before the national anthem, which the NASCAR Web site called, MORE
President visits Marines at 'Oldest Post' May 5, 2006 — President George W. Bush attended a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 5.  The president enjoyed the ceremony alongside Gen. Michael W. Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps and Col. Terry M. Lockard, commanding officer of Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. The president last visited the “Oldest Post of the Marine Corps” MORE