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Officers of the Marines Being Awarded the Navy Cross or the Navy Distinguised Service Medal 11 November 1920.

Officers of the Marines Being Awarded the Navy Cross or the Navy Distinguised Service Medal 11 November 1920. Photographs show (l to r) Charles L. McCawley, Logan Feland, Robert Henry Dunlap, Julius S. Terrill, Harry R. Lay (receiving medal), Frederick A. Barker, John A. Lejeune (giving medal), Bennet Puryear Jr., William F. Bevan, Littleton W.T. Waller Jr., Alfred A. Cunningham, unknown. Photograph by Harris & Ewing, Inc. Library of Congress # 2016885425. GGA Image ID # 19a31af705

Historical articles about the United States Marine Corps, their history, service, significant events, significant battles, and Noteworthy Marines. The Marines owe their success and stature to their outstanding Mental and Moral Qualities.

Emblem of the United States Marine Corps - A Department of the US Navy.

United States Marine Corps Mental and Moral Qualities

All through the long history of the Marine Corps there are examples, both in war and peace, of his versatility, trustworthiness, singleness and tenacity of purpose, courage, faithfulness and self sacrifice.

Certificate of transfer from Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps to the Reserves - Master Sergeant Rodney Cain.

Thank You For Your Service in the Marine Corps

Many Marines come to the Reserve after serving on Active Duty, as the Reserve gives them an outlet to continue serving while pursuing a civilian career or furthering their education. After 20 Years of Faithful Service, MSgt Rodney Cain transferred out of active duty into the reserves. These are the certificates for his service.

"All in the Day's Work" Enlist in the United States Marine Corps for Interesting Duty - Land, Sea, or Sky.

Significant Events in Marine Corps History

Significant Events in Marine Corps History from 1775 when the Marine Corps was created, through Operation Desert Storm launched against the Iraqi government in 1991.

A Wave of Charging Fourth Division Marines Begin an Attack from the Beach at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.

Significant Battles in Marine Corps History

Briefly highlights the Battle of Badensburg, Battle of New Orleans, Battle of Belleau Wood, Battle of Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Marian Islands, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh, and Hue City.

Maj. Gen. John. A. Lejeune. Overseas Hero Assumes Command of U.S. Marine Corps.

Noteworthy Marines in Marine Corps History

Presley Newville O'Bannon, Archibald Henderson, John H. Quick, Daniel Daly, John A. LeJeune, Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, John L. Foss, John Basilone, Gregory R. "Pappy" Boyington, Ira H. Hayes, Opha Mae Johnson, Annie L. Grimes, Margert A. Brewer, and Molly Marine.

Women Marines in World War I in Formation.

Women Marines in World War I

When it was discovered that there was a sizable number of battle-ready Marines still doing clerical work in the United States who were urgently needed overseas, the Corps turned in desperation to the female business world.


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.