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CHIPS Articles: Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!

Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps!
Celebrating the Corps' 242st Birthday
By CHIPS Magazine - November 7, 2017
Within months of the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress approved a resolution for the establishment of two battalions of Marines “able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.”

This resolution, dated Nov. 10, 1775, marked the beginning of the United States Marine Corps as we know it today. From fighting for our country’s independence during the American Revolution to raising the American flag at the Battle for Iwo Jima, “until every battle is won” — the Marine Corps continues to fight for independence at sea and on shore, winning the nation's battles with honor, courage, and commitment.

The Navy is proud to have the U.S. Marines as a partner, and we wish the Devil Dogs a Happy Birthday. Semper Fi!

To learn more about the Navy and Marine Corps partnership, check out the Navy Marine Corps Team infographic and ships named for U.S. Marines at The Sextant, hosted by the Naval History and Heritage Command.

For more birthday messages, check out the Marine Corps Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fi!

This infographic shares the history of the Navy and Marine Corps Team — a unique expeditionary force whose mission remains essential to the defense of the U.S. to this day. U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Dan Garas/Released
This infographic shares the history of the Navy and Marine Corps Team — a unique expeditionary force whose mission remains essential to the defense of the U.S. to this day. U.S. Navy graphic by MC1 Dan Garas/Released

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