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OUR HISTORY

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A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

TIME & AGAIN, IN THE FACE OF ALL ODDS, MARINES HAVE SECURED VICTORY FOR OUR NATION

Since 1775, the Marines have defended Americans, led expeditions deep into foreign territories, and fought in every environment imaginable.  Even in the face of adversity, the Marine Corps knows how to win.  Scroll through this page to learn about our history of winning America's battles since the birth of our nation.

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THE OLD CORPS

1775 - 1917

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

November 10, 1775

The Marine Corps is founded by order of the Second Continental Congress to fight in the American Revolution. Legend has our birthplace as Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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A WORLD AT WAR

1918 - 1975