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First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

Scott Glenn | US Marine Corps

Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn in Man on Fire (1987)

Carlos Hathcock, American Sniper.. Ooorah

Carlos Hathcock, American Sniper.. Ooorah

George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor and producer. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 1946 and rose to rank of Corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948.

George Peppard Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor and producer. Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 8, 1946 and rose to rank of Corporal in the 10th Marines, leaving the Corps at the end of his period of enlistment in January 1948.

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (1898 – 1971) was a retired general officer of the USMC. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most, decorated combat Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of WW II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.

Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (1898 – 1971) was a retired general officer of the USMC. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most, decorated combat Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of WW II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.

Carlos Hathcock aka "The White Feather. In one incident he killed an enemy sniper after a prolonged game of "cat and mouse". The fatal round fired at 500 yards by Hathcock passed directly through the enemy sniper's rifle scope striking him in the eye. #boartooth #military #motivation #carloshathcock #operator #sniper #combat #army #marines #veteran #deltaforce #navyseals #devgru #marsoc #rltw

Boar Tooth Tactical on Instagram: “Carlos Hathcock aka "The White Feather" In one incident he reportedly killed an enemy sniper after a prolonged game of "cat and mouse".…”

Carlos Hathcock aka "The White Feather. In one incident he killed an enemy sniper after a prolonged game of "cat and mouse". The fatal round fired at 500 yards by Hathcock passed directly through the enemy sniper's rifle scope striking him in the eye. #boartooth #military #motivation #carloshathcock #operator #sniper #combat #army #marines #veteran #deltaforce #navyseals #devgru #marsoc #rltw

Eugene Sledge - Writer of, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, one of the most well known first-hand memoirs about the War in the Pacific. Was a US Marine in the 1st Marine Division, surviving some of the grizzliest WWII battles, which he did describe in detail. Later went on to become a university professor. His writings are used frequently for resource material, and work as a basis to the HBO miniseries, The Pacific.

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Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.

Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.

Larry Wilcox, born August 8, 1947, in San Diego CA. joined the U.S. Marine Corps May 1967 and served 13 months with an artillery unit in Vietnam spanning the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was discharged as a SSgt in 1973. Graduated from Cal State Northridge. Actor best known for his role as Officer Jon Baker in the television series CHiPS.

Larry Wilcox, born August 8, 1947, in San Diego CA. joined the U.S. Marine Corps May 1967 and served 13 months with an artillery unit in Vietnam spanning the Tet Offensive of 1968. He was discharged as a SSgt in 1973. Graduated from Cal State Northridge. Actor best known for his role as Officer Jon Baker in the television series CHiPS.

WW II Doberman is the original military working dog.

WW II Doberman is the original military working dog.

White Feather and his spotter, USMC, Vietnam

White Feather

The Marine who crawled behind enemy lines for four days to take a single shot