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Marine Corps History

When is the birthdate of the Marine Corps? November 10, 1775
Where is the birthplace of the Marine Corps? Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Who is the first commandant of the Marine Corps? Major Samuel Nicholas
Who is the longest serving commandant of the Marine Corps? Brigadier General Archibald Henderson (39 Years)
Who is the first Marine Aviator? 1st Lieutenant Alfred Cunningham
Who is the first female Marine? Opha Mae Johnson
Who is the "Grand old man of the Marine Corps"? Brigadier General Archibald Henderson
Who are the two Marines who have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice? Sergeant Major Dan Daly and Major General Smedley Butler
Who is the only Marine to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses? Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller
Who is the first Marine to raise the American Flag on foreign soil? 1st Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon
What are the Marine Corps colors? Scarlet and Gold
What is the Marine Corps' motto and what does it mean? Semper Fidelis: Latin for "Always Faithful"
What is the nickname of the Marine Band? The President's Own
What is the nickname of the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps? The Commadant's Own
Which Director of the Marine Band was known as the "March King"? John Phillip Sousa
What is the location of the oldest post in the Corps? Marine Barracks, 8th and I, Washington D.C.
What is the official residence of the commandant of the Marine Corps? Marine Barracks, 8th and I, Washington D.C.
What is the Marine Corps' mascot? An English Bulldog named "Chesty"
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