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Happy 235th Birthday Marine Corps

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

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Sixty years ago, the United States Marine Corps - as it has throughout our history - demonstrated its vital role as America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness. Just weeks after North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th Parallel, the First Marine Provisional Brigade landed in South Korea, forming the backbone ofthe perimeter around the city of Pusan. The efforts ofthe "Fire Brigade'" at Pusan allowed for the daring amphibious landing at Inchon and set the stage for one of the most savage campaigns in our Corps' history -the Chosin Reservoir. As we pause to celebrate our 235th Birthday, we pay special tribute to the Marines of the Korean War and recognize their contributions to our enduring legacy.

This past year marked the end of Marine Corps combat operations in Iraq. Beginning with the invasion i
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