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Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone
Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone, 1913-1999, Camp Pendleton field cook during World War II, and wife of WWII hero and Medal of Honor winner Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone (1916-1945) | Women Marines Association #genealogy #military #veterans
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Carlos Hathcock aka "The White Feather. In one incident he killed an enemy sniper after a prolonged game of "cat and mouse". The fatal round fired at 500 yards by Hathcock passed directly through the enemy sniper's rifle scope striking him in the eye. #boartooth #military #motivation #carloshathcock #operator #sniper #combat #army #marines #veteran #deltaforce #navyseals #devgru #marsoc #rltw
Military History – Page 5 – UNTO THE BREACH
On Sep. 18, 1918, two Marines flying with the British Royal Air Force, 1st Lt. Everett R. Brewer (shown above) and Gunnery Sergeant Harry B. Wershiner, were flying an air raid mission over Belgium with the Royal Air Force when they came under attack from 15 German scout planes. The Marines shot down two planes–only being credited with one–and became the first Marine aviators to shoot down another plane.
Alvy Moore (1921-1997) - Find A Grave Memorial
Alvy Moore After serving in the United States Marines ,having fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima, he moved to California to begin his acting career. He acquired roles in several films including, "Gentleman Prefer Blondes," "War of the Worlds" and "The Wackiest Ship in the Army." His most famous role however, was on the television show "Green Acres" where he played Hank Kimball, the County Agent
George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor and producer. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 1946 and rose to rank of Corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948.
Eugene Sledge - Writer of, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, one of the most well known first-hand memoirs about the War in the Pacific. Was a US Marine in the 1st Marine Division, surviving some of the grizzliest WWII battles, which he did describe in detail. Later went on to become a university professor. His writings are used frequently for resource material, and work as a basis to the HBO miniseries, The Pacific.
Larry Wilcox, born August 8, 1947, in San Diego CA. joined the U.S. Marine Corps May 1967 and served 13 months with an artillery unit in Vietnam spanning the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was discharged as a SSgt in 1973. Graduated from Cal State Northridge. Actor best known for his role as Officer Jon Baker in the television series CHiPS.
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (1898 – 1971) was a retired general officer of the USMC. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most, decorated combat Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of WW II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.
First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.