marine corps

Topics: United States Marine Corps, Marine, Continental Marines Pages: 2 (252 words) Published: May 13, 2014


The United States Marine Corps
Miguel Jacob Banuelos
May 9th, 2014
3rd period

The United States Marine Corps (USMC)
The marines have been around for 238 years and 5 months, they were born on November 10th, 1775 in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The marines were also known as the continental marines in the 1700 hundred. Each year the marine’s celebration the birth of the Marine Corps. As well as CPT Samuel Nickolas was the 1st marine commanding officers of the newly found marines. The marines were so highly respected by the germens, that they called the marines devil dog in the battle of Belleau Wood. They also got another nickname called the leathernecks, because they wore a leather shock around their necks. The marines have uniforms and there are tons of uniforms they have, but the one they are known for is the dress blues uniform that they wear to events they have to go to. The blues worn in 1841 with a dark blues jacket and a light blue trouser. They got the blood strip on the light blue trouser in the battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican war in 1847. The blood strip is to show the bloodshed at Chapultepec. The marines have been known to be the hardest military branch in the United States. Because of their boot camp training in either in parries island, South Carolina or in San Diego, California. The training is 3 months and 2 weeks long. The first three days you get there are crazy because they do everything to you like
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