Stories of
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Learn about Marines who have served above and beyond.

Extraordinary Valor

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Throughout the storied legacy of the Marine Corps, there have been those whose remarkable fighting spirit and commitment to victory has preserved our country’s freedom and inspired generations of Marines.

Navajo Code Talkers

Through the Chaos

In WWII, Navajo Code Talkers provided an unbreakable code using their native tongue that was crucial to securing victory over Japan. Today, Navajo Code Talkers are emblematic of Marines’ fighting spirit and epitomize American patriotism.

Through the Chaos

In WWII, Navajo Code Talkers provided an unbreakable code using their native tongue that was crucial to securing victory over Japan. Today, Navajo Code Talkers are emblematic of Marines’ fighting spirit and epitomize American patriotism.

Montford Point Marines

The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.

Video showcases the Montford Point Marines courage and honor drove an entire generation of Marines to strive for equality.
Video showcases the Montford Point Marines courage and honor drove an entire generation of Marines to strive for equality.

The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.

Female Engagement Teams

Video outlines how Marines assigned to Female Engagement Teams develop a special rapport to build trust with local civilians and overcome threats in the face of any obstacle.

In 2009, the Marine Corps made history with the development of its Female Engagement Team (FET) program, which continues today. Trained to gather intelligence and perform community outreach with women and children, these Marines showed that an outstretched hand is often the strongest weapon for winning battles against terror.

Video outlines how Marines assigned to Female Engagement Teams develop a special rapport to build trust with local civilians and overcome threats in the face of any obstacle.

In 2009, the Marine Corps made history with the development of its Female Engagement Team (FET) program, which continues today. Trained to gather intelligence and perform community outreach with women and children, these Marines showed that an outstretched hand is often the strongest weapon for winning battles against terror.