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Marine Corps Museum  See U.S. history through the eyes of Marines! FREE admission. #usmc #marines #history

Did you know? It’s #nationaltapdanceday AND there’s a tap version of The Marines’ Hymn. Swipe left to hear the song!

It's #WWIWednesday! ⠀

This #WWI First Marine Aviation Force emblem designed by QmSgt John Engelhardt and Sgt James Nicholson is the earliest known officially approved unit insignia in U.S. naval aviation.⠀

Visitors to the Museum can view the painting in our Combat Art Gallery's new exhibition, "A World at War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I." The art exhibit will officially open on June 6, 2018, the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood. ⠀

#History #US #USMC #Aviation #AVGeek #Art #wwicentennial #art #usmcmuseum #marines

22 May 1912 - @USMC Aviation

#OTD Marine Corps aviation had its official beginning when 1stLt Alfred A. Cunningham reported for aviation training at the Naval Aviation Camp at Annapolis, Maryland.

#history #avgeek #usmcmuseum #aviation

Today we were honored to host a Silver Star presentation for a Vietnam veteran 51 years after his heroic actions. LCpl Raymond "Machine Gun" Kelley was awarded the Silver Star for his actions on May 18, 1967 while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. While his citation is inspiring, it was the words of his fellow Marines that told the true story of his heroism. Thank you LCpl Kelley.

#semperfi #semperfidelis #marines #vietnam #vietnamveteran #silverstar

It's #MarineMonday!⠀

Today, we highlight Marine Medal of Honor recipient, Corporal Louis Hauge.⠀

On 14 May 1945, while serving as a squad leader with the 1st Marine Division, Cpl Hauge single-handedly eliminated two enemy machine gun positions before being killed by Japanese sniper fire. For his heroic actions, Hauge was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.⠀

Hauge's Medal of Honor citation states, "Alert and aggressive during a determined assault against a strongly fortified Japanese Hill position, Corporal Hauge boldly took the initiative when his company's left flank was pinned down under a heavy machine-gun and mortar barrage with resultant severe casualties and, quickly locating the two machine guns which were delivering the uninterrupted stream of enfilade fire, ordered his squad to maintain a covering barrage as he rushed across an exposed area toward the furiously blazing enemy weapons.⠀

Although painfully wounded as he charged the first machine-gun, he launched a vigorous single-handed grenade attack, destroyed the entire hostile gun position and moved relentlessly forward toward the other emplacement despite his wounds and the increasingly heavy Japanese fire.⠀

Undaunted by the savage opposition, he again hurled his deadly grenades with unerring aim and succeeded in demolishing the second enemy gun before he fell under the slashing fury of Japanese sniper fire. By his ready grasp of the critical situation and his heroic one-man assault tactics, Corporal Hauge had eliminated two strategically placed enemy weapons, thereby releasing the besieged troops from an overwhelming volume of hostile fire and enabling his company to advance. His indomitable fighting spirit and decisive valor in the face of almost certain death reflect the highest credit upon Corporal Hauge and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country."⠀

The Medal of Honor was presented to Hauge's father on 14 June 1946.⠀

Semper Fidelis Marine.⠀
#NeverForget #SemperFi #History #WWII #Marines #USMC #MOH #Okinawa

A big thank you to all the contestants that participated in our annual MRE Cook-off today!
This year’s winner was Finn and his tasty dish of Chili Mac and a cinnamon topped fruit-bar-peanut butter-stuffed-roll-up dessert! Well done!
#usmcmuseum #mre #cookoff #ironchef

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Honored to have the @leunited riders stop at @usmcmuseum in #PWC to honor the #fallen #officers of #PWCPD, #ManassasCityPD, and @dcpolicedept for #policeweek2018

Check out the progress of our new art exhibit, “A World At War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I”!
Visitors to the Museum can preview the exhibit starting May 25th. It officially opens on June 6, 2018, the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood.
#wwicentennial #WWI #WW1 #marinemuseum #marines #usmc @nmusn

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Tonight, the Silent Drill Platoon and His Majesty The King's Guard Band and Drill Team of Norway @musikkogdrill performed musical and rifle drill sequences for hundreds of spectators on the parade deck at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
#marinebarrackswashington #natoallies #comraderie #silentdrillplatoon

What a great performance by the USMC Silent Drill Platoon and His Majesty the King’s Guard Band and Drill Team of Norway this evening! See our Facebook page for the video!
#usmcmuseum #marines #norway

Happy #mayday! It’s a beautiful day to take a stroll through Semper Fidelis Memorial Park!
The park is open until sunset. Come visit!
#usmcmuseum #history #getoutside #free

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