usmcmuseum #TBT - #MerryChristmas from #Marine David Gurfein during Operation Desert Shield/Storm (1990). Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections photo. 2w

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usmcmuseum #Marines...not a finer fighting organization in the world! 2w

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usmcmuseum Today at the museum, the Quantico #Marine Corps Band Jazz Combo shared holiday music with visitors. #USMC #Christmas. 3w

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usmcmuseum Santa and Mrs Claus are here!! Come visit with them between 12:00 and 3:00 PM today. #Christmas #USMC #Marines 3w

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usmcmuseum Today at the Museum, we witnessed the commissioning of 155 new #Marine lieutenants. Congratulations Marines! #USMC #Oorah 1mon

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usmcmuseum Deck the halls! Tonight at the museum, staff, docents, volunteers and family members put the final touches on our holiday decor. Stop by soon to see the museum decked out for the holidays! And please bring a toy to fill our jeep for Toys for Tots! #Marines #Christmas #Holidays #toysfortots 1mon

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usmcmuseum "Soul of the Forward and the Faithful," a memorial to the WWII Marine Raiders, was donated to the Museum today. The bronze sculpture presents a Marine Raider holding a Browning Automatic Rifle, a War Dog Handler with his German Shepherd and a Navajo Code Talker. In the background are 4 additional Raiders on patrol in the deep jungle. The sculpture will be on display in Leatherneck Gallery for an indefinite period. Raiders #sculpture #usmc #marinemuseum 2mon

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usmcmuseum Veiled beneath this cover is an incredible memorial to WWII U.S.Marine Raiders. Check back after 3 p.m. to see the sculpture, which will remain on display in Leatherneck Gallery. #raiders #marinemuseum #rees #sculpture #matson #usmc 2mon

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usmcmuseum Just shy of our 8 year anniversary, we happily greeted our 4 MILLIONTH VISITOR to the Museum today! When David Hiteshew, a retired Middletown, Ohio teacher now working with Nowak Tours, stepped inside the Museum’s doors he had no idea his visit would be so eventful. He was met by our Director, Lin Ezell and presented with a gift basket. This was David's first tour with Nowak, and his first visit to the Museum. Thanks for visiting David! We hope you enjoyed your day at the Museum. #Marines #USMC #NowakTour #Museum 2mon

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usmcmuseum It's Election Day! Please make sure you #Vote!

Photo from USMC Archives:
#Marines Voting Absentee, Vietnam, 1968. #Vote2014
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usmcmuseum Happy Halloween Day!

Need a little costume inspiration for tonight's activities? Check out these photos from our Halloween Family Day celebration earlier this month.

Stay safe and happy everyone!

#USMC #Halloween #Marines
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usmcmuseum Tonight at the museum! Quantico Marine Corps Band and Royal Marine Band drum majors. 2mon
  •   nicr94 I wish they would have told me about this.. I would have loved to see it 2mon
  •   acmckaig Awesome 2mon

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usmcmuseum This weekend at the museum, check out model railroad trains on display for our Family Event! The trains will be on display today and tomorrow (Oct 11-12) from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Come by and join the fun! #marines #USMC #train #free 3mon
  •   ffmedik8 Oh dang! How did I miss this? Love it. 3mon
  •   popasmoke Semper Fi! 3mon

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usmcmuseum Today at the museum, the FDNY Marine Corps Association dedicated a monument to commemorate the 17 New York City firefighters - who were also Marines - who died on September 11th. The monument includes FDNY’s last piece of World Trade Center steel. The steel was escorted to the museum on Saturday, Oct 4, by hundreds of motorcyclists from New York as part of the Iron and Steel Run. Stop by soon and see this amazing monument in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park next to the museum. Semper Fidelis Marines!
#Marines #USMC #FDNY #WTC #Sept11
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usmcmuseum WWII IWO JIMA DONATION: Recently we were honored to receive a special collection of personal items from the family of WWII veteran, Marine Corporal James Michels. Michels was a member of the combat patrol that raised the first flag on Mt. Suribachi, during the battle of Iwo Jima. He is pictured at the flag raising -- he is seen lower right with M-1 Carbine, standing guard after the first flag raising on 23 February 1945.

The collection includes a World War II era photo of then PFC James Michels in his Winter Service uniform, his engraved Purple Heart Medal from Iwo Jima, and his complete Winter Service uniform and cover.

We want to thank the Michels family for their donation, and we especially thank Cpl James Michels for his service. Semper Fidelis!

#USMC #MARINES #WWII 
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usmcmuseum Aargh! In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, #ITLAP, check out this great photo of Lewis "Chesty" Puller! This is Chesty aboard the USS Fuller on the way to Guadalcanal fulfilling his duties as Davy Jones during a Neptunus Rex ceremony, 1942. More photo info here: ow.ly/BGkf9
From the Roy Arthur Berry Collection (COLL/4664) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections

OFFICIAL #USMC PHOTOGRAPH. #Marines
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usmcmuseum September 11, 2001 - We remember.
Today, please join us in pausing to remember and honor those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93. We will never forget.
Also, please feel free to share any memories you have of 9-11, or what this day means to you.
If you happen to be visiting the museum today, we encourage you to view pieces from our “9-11 - We Remember” temporary exhibit in our Legacy Walk Gallery. On display are an I-beam from the World Trade Center and a Pentagon building fragment. These pieces will be the cornerstone of our permanent "9-11 Exhibit" in the expansion of the museum, which begins in 2015.
Semper Fidelis

#Marines #September11 #Neverforget #PatriotDay
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  •   its_spelled_scully I was in pre-k, and my teacher was almost pulled out of our classroom by an administrator. Whenever she came back in, her face was panicked and pale white. She told all of us to sit down and be quiet, then she turned the lights off. We all crouched to the window on the other side of the room adjacent to the door. We were so young we were excited for the fact that we were sitting in a dark room, we didn't understand the extent of how horrible it was. 4mon
  •   wes_das_jude I was in college and working full time. My girlfriend (now my wife) called me and told me to turn the TV on. She told me a plane had hit the first tower and they were unsure if it was a terrorist attack or an accident. As soon as I turned on the tv the second plane hit. It was horrifying to see. I decided that I needed to serve my country and seek justice against the ones behind these heinous acts. One thing I did learn out of this is our country pulled together in a magnificent way. The American solder and public servants like the police officers and fire fighters became bigger heroes than professional athletes. Not that any of them were looking for the recognition, but getting their well deserved recognition. I'm sure that nobody will ever forget where they were at and what they were doing on that day. 4mon
  •   janinekspendlove I'd just graduated TBS & was at NAS Pensacola for flight school. My class was all horrified & wanted to give up our flight contracts so we could go ground and immediately deploy in defense of our nation. 4mon

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usmcmuseum Check out this great demonstration by Marine Corps Base Quantico military working dogs at our Dog Days of Summer event today! #USMC #Marines #Dog #oorah 4mon

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usmcmuseum From our Art Collection: "Changing Into Civvies" by Corporal Donald Moss, USMC - Watercolor on paper, February, 1945.

After a four year hitch -- "I'm at last free and on my way to my hometown Boston Bruins hockey game. Worn "boondockers" no longer necessary and seabag will be in a closet permanently." - WW II USMC vet, Guadalcanal, Guam. - Don Moss

#USMC #Marines #WWII #Art #oorah
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usmcmuseum Check out this treasured stuffed Marine Corps doll recently donated to the Museum by the niece of Cpl Thomas E. Rheineck.
Rheineck enlisted in the Marine Corps in January, 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to his deployment to the Pacific Theater with 3d Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, he gave this doll to his niece. Rheineck went on to fight on Iwo Jima, where he was killed in action. Semper Fidelis Marine!

The doll has recently been added to our Cultural and Material History collection.
#Marine #USMC #WWII
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