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Inaugural Committee No. 46, General George P. Elliott, United States Marine Corps

Captain Mitchell Paige

Platoon Sergeant John Basilone

General A. A. Vandegrift

Brigadier General Merritt A. Edson

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Gregory K. Loesch. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Joseph Jacob Foss, is shown wearing the highly prized Medal of Honor bestowed upon him by President Roosevelt for outstanding gallantry against the Japanese in the Solomons. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Floyd C. Kirkpatrick. Shown here beside his F4U Corsair, on Okinawa. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Kenneth D. Frazier. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Colonel (COL) Leonard K. Davis. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant (2LT) Stuart Alley Jr. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant (2LT) Dean Casewell. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) K.M. Ford. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Sheldon O. Hall, standing next to a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, 1943. 1LT Hall is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His hometown is Ottawa, Ohio. (Exact date shot unknown)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Jefferson J. Deblanc, a Medal of Honor recipient. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Francis E. Pierce, Jr., Coronado, California. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Perry L. Shuman. Official Portrait

Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Marine Guadalcanal Commander, Stands with Men of His Command After Decorating Marine Heroes of Guadalcanal at an Allied Pacific Base Recently

At a Recent Parade at an Allied Base in the South Pacific, Members of a Marine Regiment Received High Decorations from Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Commander at the Base

United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant (1LT) James N. Cupp. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Paul A. Mullen, taken in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Guadalcanal, June 6, 1943. 1LT Mullen is an ace pilot and is credited with 6 kills. His hometown is 45 Ordale Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Willeam M. Lundin. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Frank B. Baldwin, taken at Russell Islands July 3, 1943 as he sits in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. 1LT Baldwin is an Ace Pilot credited with 10 kills

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Joseph H. Reinberg, taken at Guadalcanal, July 4, 1943. MAJ Reinberg is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills. (Substandard image)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jack Pittman, Jr, taken at Russell Island, July 4, 1943 as he sits in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. TSGT Pittman is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills. His hometown is Amarillo, Texas

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Herbert H. Long, Air Ace. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) Donald H. Sapp, taken at Russell Islands September 15, 1943. MAJ Sapp is an Ace Pilot credited with 11 kills. (Substandard image)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) William N. Case, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Russell Islands, October 5, 1943. 1LT Case is an Ace Pilot credited with 8 kills

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) William E. Crowe. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant (1LT) A. Roger Conant. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Alvin J. Jensen, standing in front of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Vella LaVella, Soloman Islands, November 14, 1943. 2LT Jensen is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Richard L. Braun, from Santa Monica, California. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) William A. Carlton. Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) John F. Bolt, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Vella La Vella, December 5, 1943 as he stands in front of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. 1LT Bolt is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His hometown is Sanford, Florida

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Don H. Fisher, taken at Russell Islands, October 15, 1943. 1LT Fisher is a member of Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"and is credited with 2 kills. His home is 2301 Southwest 23rd St, Miami, Florida. (Substandard image)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Harold William Bauer. Official Portrait. By November of 1942, Captain Bauer was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and was awarded the Medal of Honor

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) William N. Snider. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Marine Ace, Frank C."Red"Thomas, from Longview Farm Martinsburg, West Virginia, had nine Japanese planes to his credit. He scored all his victories in the month of January 1944

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Harold L. Spears. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Robert M. Baker, from Santa Barbara, California. Department of Defense, Official Portrait

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Charles W. Drake, taken at San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT Drake is a World War II (WWII) Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background. (Exact date shot unknown)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Dewey F. Durnford, taken at San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT Durnford is a World War II (WWII) Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills also he awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background. (Exact date shot unknown)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) John Calloway Hundley, of West Monroe, Louisiana.Official Portrait

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major Jefferson D. Dorroh, Jr, taken at San Deigo, California (CA), 1945. MAJ Dorroh is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. A picture of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background. (Exact date shot unknown)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) R. Baird. Department of Defense, Official Portrait

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Edmund F. Overend, taken at San Deigo, California (CA), 1945 as he sits in the cockpit of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. MAJ Overend is an Ace Pilot credited with 9 kills. (Exact date shot unknown)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Williams L. Hood, standing on the wing of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Okinawa, Japan, 1945. 1LT Hood is an Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. (Exact date shot unknown)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Donald N. Aldrich, 26 year old Marine fighter pilot from Chicago, Illinois, shot down 19 Japanese planes. Defense of Department, Official Portrait

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Jeremiah J. O'Keffe, taken at Marine Corps Air Depot, Miramar, San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT O'Keffe is an ace pilot and is credited with 7 kills. His hometown is Ocean Springs, Mississippi. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background. (Exact date shot unknown)

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Raymond F. Schorer, Wilmington, California. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant (2LT) William P. Brown. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Christopher L. Magee. Official Portrait

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Gregory"Pappy"Boyington, Commander, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Marine Corps Headquarter, Washington D.C., October 4, 1945. LTC Boyington was awarded the Medal of Honor and is an Ace Pilot credited with 28 kills

A Korean War era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) John F. Bolt, assigned to the 1ST Marine Aircraft Wing, as he exits his USMC F-86"SABER"jet aircraft. MAJ Bolt is the USMC first"Jet Ace"credited with 6 kills, plus he shot down six Japanese planes during World War II (WWII). His hometown is Sanford, Florida. (Exact date shot unknown)

Marine Corps in the Portsmouth Armed Forces Day Parade

United States Marine Corps Colonel (COL) Donald K. Yost. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Robert Wade. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Frank C. Drury. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Gilbert Percy. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Brigadier General (BGEN) Robert E. Galer, Retired. Defense of Department, Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kenneth A. Walsh. Official Portrait

United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Raymond R. Powell. Official Portrait

Color Guard and Marines in Parade Formation on the Parade Grounds in Front of the Iwo Jima Memorial at the Commemoration of 200th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

Colonel Wesley Rice, President Gerald R. Ford, General Louis Wilson, William Middendorf, Brigadier General Charles Cooper, Rear Admiral John O'Connor, Captain Leo McDonald, Rene Arthur Gagnon, and Felix de Weldon at the Commemoration of 200th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps at the Iwo Jima Memorial

Vietnamese refugees evacuated from Saigon prepare a bus trip to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, after being processed at the air station passenger terminal

Vietnamese refugees arrive at the air station after being evacuated from Saigon. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Larry Eaton of the Air Freight Section helps a Vietnamese child as refugees arrive at the air station. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

An airman cleans one of the military-design vehicles that the Air National Guard (ANG) is acquiring from the Marine Corps. The acquisition and rehabilitation project will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

Three Air National Guardsmen remove the engine of a vehicle during rehabilitation operations. The vehicle is one of over 600 acquired from the Marine Corps in an acquisition and rehabilitation project that will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

Marine Corps jeeps parked prior to their acquisition by the Air National Guard (ANG) in an acquisition and rehabilitation project that will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

Female Marine Corps JROTC students practice firing the M-16A1 rifle at range #52. AN instructor is helping one of the shooters to clear a malfunction in her weapon

Major General Edward J. Bronars, Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, congratulates Colonel Gerald L. Ellis as the colonel takes command of Marine Aircraft Group 32

A midshipmen is instructed by a Marine instructor on how to put on a rope during rope rappelling class at the Infantry Training School. The midshipman is on his collge spring break and is touring Camp Pendleton with other many other midshipmen

Midshipmen participate in a rope rappelling class at the Infantry Training School, while on their college spring break and tour of Camp Pendleton

A high school chaperon helps a student to bat a softball as two Marines play the part of pitcher and catcher. The student is from the Sierra Vista School for the Handicapped that is taking a tour of Camp Pendleton

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an Intro Venous injection to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security behind his FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) driven by U.S. Marines Corps personnel from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village, at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, hands out posters and flyers to the local people in a mountain village at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sits on his pack and on deep snow while waiting for the plan of the day in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a convoy patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

During a snow storm, U.S. Marines Corps personnel mounted on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 7-ton truck in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, waits for his convoy to depart on a mission to the Khowst-Gardez Pass, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. James Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sets up a tent for protection from the cold weather in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Stand-Up Comedian Thomas Dreesen performs for US Army (USA) Soldiers, US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines, and US Navy (USN) Sailors as part of David Letterman's 2004 Happy Holidays visit to Taqaddum, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, to entertain US military service members stationed in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for the convoy during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. The Marines are stuck in heavy snow and had to move on foot. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, stop for a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Two Guamanian brothers from Yona Village, left their heavy equipment business to join the United States Marine Corps to become marine mechanics. They are now a part of the 9th Motor Transport Battalion. They are, left to right, LCPL Thomas S. Munoz and CPL Victor E. Munoz

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives candy to the local kids of a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

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