United States Marines

What They Do

On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps were born. They weren’t an active unit for too long because they could not be fully funded all the time. The early U.S. needed to pay for things like a navy and an army. However, the Marine Corps have always been an unstoppable force on land, at sea and in the air.

The original purpose of the Marine Corps was to mount ships. During the Spanish-American war, they would be the ones that would jump from one ship to another, like pirates, fighting with swords and small pistols against the Spanish Navy. During World War I and World War II, the Marines became specialized in amphibious attacks.

The most famous Marine Corps battle is that which took place at Iwo Jima, wherein the Marine Cops proved its power in all three areas. Particularly, Iwo Jima proved that the Marine Corps was the best amphibious fighting force in the world. A lot of people think that the Marines took a beating at Iwo Jima and won only by chance. But the Marine Corps only lost so many men because
this was the first major attack of its kind. It didn’t take more than half a lesson for the Marines to learn what they were about.

Of late, the Marine Corps has proven itself as a good peace keeper and still the greatest force in the air, on land and at sea. Though small in numbers, the Marines are strong and proud. They deserve it too, because they are the best of the best.