Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


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October, 2007

Pace Time Capsule Salutes New Generation of Marines October 18, 2007 — A farewell dinner and reception was held for Gen. Peter Pace at Marine Barracks Washington on Oct 5. During the dinner, Pace received many salutations for his service to country and Corps, but one gift in particular struck an emotional chord in the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Colonel W. Blake Crowe presented Pace with a small MORE
“The Commandant’s Own” takes BIG sound to State Fair of Texas October 12, 2007 — Everything is bigger in Texas, as the saying goes, so when the organizers of the State Fair of Texas needed a military musical unit, they called one of the biggest and best known – The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.“The Commandant’s Own,” making its 42nd annual appearance, answered the call and performed at the State Fair of Texas, in Dallas, MORE
Forgotten War Vet Remembered In Eternity October 4, 2007 — Marine Pfc. Carl A. West served his country heroically in the Korean War (1950-1953), a clash often called the "Forgotten War." Overshadowed by Vietnam and never officially declared a war by Congress, the Korean conflict, nevertheless, took the lives of 54,246 Americans.At age 23, West was among those who fell in Korea, but when the conflict ended MORE