It was around 8 a.m. in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941, and Seaman 1st Class Stuart Hedley was below deck on the USS West Virginia when the alarm sounded. Over the loudspeaker came the words, “Away fire and rescue party.” Hedley raced topside, and as he emerged from below, he saw planes diving from every direction. Pearl Harbor was under attack.
At an event in southern England commemorating the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the massive amphibious assault on Normandy in World War II, on June 2, Prince Harry showed up slightly underdressed, wearing a suit jacket and dress shirt without a tie, and was immediately called out by one of the 45 D-Day veterans in attendance.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Provost
Marine Raiders, past and present, look back on their legacy in a video celebrating the 10th anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC. Marine Raiders operate as small teams, far behind enemy lines, with little help or support beyond the men to their left and right.