Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey was laid to rest with military honors at Arlington Cemetery on January.
The U.S. Marine Corps
On July 11, 1798, a body of less than 1,000 men was formally established as a United State Marine Corps. Over the next 100 years, although still relatively few in number, they were frequently dispatched overseas in a key role when U.S. interests were threatened.