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  • It looks like the Marines are in for a hard time up by the DMZ, in a place called Khe Sanh.

    1968

  • Washington sang out: "There's old Ossawatomie!" pointing over the engine to J.B., who was standing erect before the doorway, throwing lead for all he was worth as the Marines came bursting and yelling through the shattered wreckage of the door, their bayonets at the present.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He ran to the shattered section of the door, stooping to shove his Sharps through the opening, and firing: either side of him the two boys, Coppoc and Thompson, were shooting through the gaps point-blank at the Marines heaving at the outside of the door.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Shortly after 9/11, Adam Khan, an Afghan-American who had served in the Marines and who spoke Pashtu and Dari, the two main Afghan languages, received a call about deploying to Afghanistan.

    The Longest War

  • Blinded by the dazzling lights, the Marines spread out around the big black 747, raised their guns—

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • That mistake had been grandfathered into the system because the two commanding generals in Afghanistan in 2008, Dan McNeill and later David McKiernan, had already signed off on the deployment of the Marines to Helmand.

    The Longest War

  • Brigadier General James N. Mattis, the commander of the Marines in the Afghan theater, is reported to have asked to send his men into Tora Bora, but his request was turned down.

    The Longest War

  • In the heaviest urban combat the Marines had seen since the battle of Hue in Vietnam, they fought block to block, largely pacifying the city within a couple of weeks.

    The Longest War

  • Minor fires were burning on the Marines 'messdeck and in the paint shop;

    Graf Spee

  • The VMF-333 team of Lasseter and Cuminings makes the Marines 'only MiG kill.

    On Yankee Station

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