A Chronology of the United States Marine Corps, Volumes 1-4

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Historical Branch, G-3 Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1970

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Page 6 - Sea when required : that they be inlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present War between Great Britain and the Colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second Battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the Continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.
Page 62 - In the final analysis, it is their war. They are the ones who have to win it or lose it. We can help them, we can give them equipment, we can send our men out there as advisers, but they have to win it, the people of Vietnam, against the Communists. We are prepared to continue to assist them...
Page 4 - ... to carry out not only the letter, but the spirit of the laws passed by Congress.
Page 38 - Group and assure its responsiveness to the needs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense for operations analysis.
Page 14 - For your information the Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
Page 6 - ... into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required ; that they be...
Page 68 - An act for the better organization of the United States Marine Corps" placing the corps, as a separate service coequal with the United States Navy, within the Naval Establishment and subject to the laws and regulations thereof except when detached, at the direction of the President, for duty with the Army. Law and custom do not constitute the only reasons why the Chief...
Page 6 - November, 1775, it was resolved, "That two battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant colonels, two majors and other officers as usual in other regiments...
Page 33 - At no period of the naval history of the world, is it probable that marines were more important than during the war of the Revolution. In many instances they preserved the vessels to the country, by suppressing the turbulence of their ill-assorted crews, and the effect of their fire, not only then, but in all the subsequent conflicts, under those circumstances in which it could be resorted to> has usually been singularly creditable to their steadiness and discipline.
Page 38 - Force, the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps in overseas areas on attache or mission aircraft.

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