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On this date in history... 7 August 1990: President Bush ordered US military aircraft and troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a multinational force to defend that nation against possible Iraqi invasion. One week later the Marine Corps announced the commitment of 45,000 troops to the Persian Gulf area as part of Operation Desert Shield. This would become the largest deployment of U.S. forces since the Vietnam War. #usmc #marines #marinecorps #usmarines #marinecorpsmuseum #usmcmuseum #tdih

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The original Iwo Jima flag that flew atop Mt. Suribachi. It was raised February 23, 1945 by the United States Marines. It is now at the United States Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia Taken by Melinda Hall 2012

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Did you know that the USMC earned an Oscar? To be specific, the 2d Marine Division Combat Cameramen who documented the assault on Tarawa were honored with an Oscar for their film, "With the Marines at Tarawa." One of the cameramen, SSgt Hatch was twice decorated, promoted to warrant officer, and went on to help document the assault on Iwo Jima. Semper Fidelis #SemperFi #USMC #Marines #WWII #Tarawa #IwoJima #USMCmuseum #Oscar #ComCam #NormHatch

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This sword is set to go on display at the Museum shortly. It will replace Sergeant Major John Quick's sword. The Quick sword is being moved to a temporary exhibit at the Pentagon. Semper Fidelis #USMC #USMCmuseum #Marines #NCO #NCOsword #Quantico #SemperFi

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This Colt M4 carbine was used by Marines in Det 1 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Ordnance Curator intends to display this weapon in the Final Phase. The Final Phase covers 1976-2013 and is set to open to the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Semper Fidelis #USMC #USMCmuseum #Marines #Quantico #OIF #Grunts #recon #Colt #M4 #Ordnance

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This Colt M carbine was used by Marines in Det 1 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Ordnance Curator intends to display this weapon in the Final Phase. The Final Phase covers 1976-2013 and is set to open to the public in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Semper Fidelis #USMC #USMCmuseum #Marines #Quantico #OIF #Grunts #recon #Colt #M4 #Ordnance

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This is Private Paul M. Estis. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 2 January 1935 and served with the 4th Marines in Shanghai, China from 23 March 1935 to 10 July 1936. The dress pictured on our last post belonged to him. Semper Fi #SemperFi #USMC #USMCmuseum #Marines #Quantico #DressBlues

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This is a fine set of ornithologically correct Eagle Globe and Anchor collar ornaments c. 1935-37. They belonged to Private Paul M. Estis. Private Estis enlisted in the Marine Corps on 2 January 1935 and served with the 4th Marines in Shanghai, China from 23 March 1935 to 10 July 1936. Semper Fidelis #SemperFi #Marines #USMC #USMCmuseum #ChinaMarine #DressBlues #Quantico

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The Marine Corps Band supports the President and the Commandant. This uniform was worn by LtCol Santelmann, who directed the band from 1940-1955. He led the band during the inauguration of three presidents: Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. Semper Fidelis #SemperFi #Marines #USMC #USMCmuseum #USMCband #PresidentsOwn #Inaugural #inauguration #Quantico

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Morris Fisher was an American sports shooter who competed in the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. He won a total of five olympic gold medals and authored two popular books on marksmanship. Fisher frequently competed in shooting tournaments as a United States Marine. He retired from the Marine Corps and in April 2009, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. This is his Good Conduct Medal. Semper Fidelis #SemperFi #USMC #USMCmuseum #Marines #marksman…

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