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He spent three years as a POW during WWII. Now he’s finally being recognized for his heroism
"He truly represents members of the greatest generation, who did so much but asked so little from their country."
How a 15-year-old Marine became one of the infamous WWII ‘Thieves on Saipan’
They wore sneakers, carried knives and rifles and dynamite, but they planned to use piano wire — the “Mafia necktie” — to kill.
Marines are practicing island-hopping ahead of a future war with China
Marines in Japan got a look at what the Corps' future missions could look like during a recent island-hopping naval exercise in the East China Sea
In East Asia, scars of WWII still raw 75 years after V-J day
"Let history be a warning for the future, and show that we are prepared to fight."
’40 Thieves on Saipan’ — New book recounts epic struggle of Marine snipers in WWII
“The reason I had trouble talking about what happened was that I feared I was beyond forgiveness for the things I had done."
Battleship USS Nevada, a symbol of American ‘resilience and stubbornness,’ rediscovered after 72 years
"Nevada is an iconic ship that speaks to American resilience and stubbornness. It reminds us of those who took up the challenge of defending the United States"
Tuskegee airman who fought in Pacific passes away at 91
"I was a crew chief and gunner. Whatever they needed," Hilton Carter said once in an interview.
78 years ago, the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marine Corps
On May 5, 1942, 29 men arrived at Recruit Depot San Diego for basic training in the Marine Corps. They would go on to develop and implement an unbreakable code...
Why ‘Independence Day’ director Roland Emmerich waited 20 years to shoot ‘Midway’
"It's great to remind people that at one point nationalism led to World War II"
How the US military recruited Japanese-Americans out of internment camps for a critical WWII intelligence program
Joe Ohno graduated from high school in 1943, behind the barbed-wire fencing of an Idaho internment camp for Japanese-Americans. The next day, he joined the very same Army that put him...