BATTLES Fought. battles won.
marines are the first to fight and determined to succeed.
Since 1775, Marines have valiantly fought and died to protect our nation and advance its ideals. Our long and proud heritage of faithful service is fueled by an uncommon fighting spirit and the grit to continue on when others quit. From Belleau Wood to Afghanistan, the United States Marine Corps is America's stand-in force - always ready when our nation is least ready.