(the) United States Marine Corps


(the) United States Marine Corps
a US armed service that is part of the US Navy. It was established by ↑Congress in 1798 as the only service trained to fight on the sea, on land and in the air. The Marines became well known during ↑World War II when they successfully attacked the Pacific islands occupied by the Japanese. They were also active in the ↑Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the war in Iraq.

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