In Purple Heart, U.S. Marine Corps, World War II on June 1, 2012 at 4:38 am
Pfc. Frank Garcia is pictured in the back row, second from the right in this Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper published during World War II. Photo provided
A week after the Japanese bombed the Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, dragging the United States into World War II, Frank Garcia joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Read the rest of this entry »
In U.S. Marine Corps, World War II on October 12, 2011 at 4:38 am
This was Pvt. Lawrence Houle of Port Charlotte after graduating from Parris Island, Marine Corps boot camp at 18 in 1943. Photo provided
Lawrence Houle joined the Marine Corps in 1943 after graduating from high school in Grosvenordale, Conn. He first served with the 4th Marine Division during the invasion of the Marshal Islands. Read the rest of this entry »
In Marines, Vietnam War on December 8, 2010 at 4:38 am
Cpl Joe Taylor, center, and two of his buddies in Vietnam with a bomb-sniffing police dog. Taylor served with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division in the 1960s. Photo provided.
Joe Taylor was a black Marine who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. The death and devastation this grunt witnessed while serving in the Corps over there was almost too much for him to bear.
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