Naval officer Stephen Decatur wrestles with a Barbary pirate in this painting commemorating the re-capture of the USS Philadelphia.
This 1848 lithograph celebrated the American victory during the war with Mexico.
In this iconic World War II photo, Marines raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
Marine uniforms, 1741-1859
The marines played a limited role in the Civil War.
The Marines fought a crucial battle at Belleau Wood in 1918.
The Marines played a central role in the Vietnam War. Marine fatalities accounted for roughly one-third of the American total.