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1775: U.S. Marine Corps Established

1775: U.S. Marine Corps Established
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  • historical event: Originally, the Marines were armed soldiers on U.S. ships and were responsible for engaging the enemy whose ship was attacked. Also, they seized naval ports in which the ships landed, and served to prevent mutiny on board ships.

The United States Marine Corps celebrates its birthday today – the day first units of U.S. Marines were formed. Originally, the Marines were armed soldiers on U.S. ships and were responsible for engaging the crews of enemy ships. In addition, they seized enemy ports, and served to prevent mutiny aboard ships.

That is the reason why their quarters were positioned between the officers’ quarters and those of the crew. Today, the Marines number more than 200,000 soldiers (more than the entire armed forces of many countries, including Israel and the regular army of the UK).

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