Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

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May, 2008

Marines Visit Belleau Wood May 25, 2008 — The Battle of Belleau Wood was a turning point in "The Great War," as well as a defining moment in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1918, Marines halted and pushed back what many thought was an unstoppable German offensive in Belleau Wood, France. In a last ditch effort to halt a German offensive in early June 1918, the Allied high command MORE
Marine Barracks Washington honors Montford Point hero May 16, 2008 — The Marines of Marine Barracks Washington honored Gunnery Sgt. Henry L. Baul, one of the original Montford Point Marines, during a Friday Evening Parade, May 16. The Montford Marines were the first Black Marines, who entered the Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp, N.C., following President Roosevelt’s 1941 executive order giving blacks MORE