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Stephen Decatur

Naval officer Stephen Decatur wrestles with a Barbary pirate in this painting commemorating the re-capture of the USS Philadelphia.

Battle of Chapultepec Castle

This 1848 lithograph celebrated the American victory during the war with Mexico.

Iwo Jima

In this iconic World War II photo, Marines raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi.

Uniform History

Marine uniforms, 1741-1859

Civil War Marines

The marines played a limited role in the Civil War.

World War I Recruiting Poster

The Marines fought a crucial battle at Belleau Wood in 1918.

Vietnam War

The Marines played a central role in the Vietnam War. Marine fatalities accounted for roughly one-third of the American total.

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