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What does it take to set straight an iconic piece of American history? For retired Marine Lt. Col. Matt Morgan, it was years of research and dogged forensic analysis. The Marine Corps made national headlines this week when officials announced that one of the men in perhaps the most iconic photograph of Marines in World War II had been misidenti... more
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says one of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image. The Marines announced Thursday that an investigation launched after questions were raised by two amateur historians determined that a previously unkn... more
TOKYO — There will be no Fourth of July fireworks for American troops in Japan this year because of restrictions imposed after a former U.S. Marine was accused of raping and murdering a woman on Okinawa. U.S. Forces Japan said Thursday that "no U.S. installations in Japan will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks displays or conc... more
The Marines are looking for a few good planes, and their search has taken them to an Arizona boneyard where the Corps' old F/A Hornets have been gathering dust and rust for years. The jets are being reclaimed and refurbished by Boeing after the service branch was caught short on planes because of long delays in the rollout of the much-awaited... more
A Marine major who was convicted of fraternizing with two female Naval Academy midshipmen in 2011 will face another court-martial later this year, this one on charges that he lied to an administrative board about the nature of his relationship with the two women. Former Naval Academy instructor Maj. Mark Thompson was referred by Marine Corps In... more