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By Mark Blumenthal

Marines of Washington, D.C. takes the reader on a visible travel that explores the dynamic background of the us Marine Corps within the nation's capital. The Marines have performed an imperative function within the improvement of the social, structural, and political panorama of Washington for over 2 hundred years. This quantity strains the heritage of the Marines from the founding of the "Oldest publish of the Corps," Marine Barracks Washington in 1801, to participation within the battle of 1812, the Civil warfare, the area Wars, and into the trendy day. discover the lasting effect of well-known Marines, together with Commandant Archibald Henderson, Marine Band Director John Phillip Sousa, and Commandants Alfred M. gray and John A. Lejeune. Marines of Washington, D.C. highlights the original courting among the Marines of the nation's capital, the President, and the electorate of the us they serve.

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