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Famous Marines

Collection by Richard La Porta • Last updated 6 weeks ago

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First black Marine 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. Marine Tattoo, Black History Facts, Black History Month, World History, World War, History Online, Kings & Queens, African Diaspora, Before Us

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.

George Peppard (I was often told he was my look-a-like 20 years ago) George Peppard, Hollywood Stars, Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Famous Veterans, Military Veterans, Military Guys, Military Service, The A Team

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.

[Photo] Col Chesty Puller, Commander of Marine Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Lajeune, North Carolina, USA, July 1945 Once A Marine, My Marine, Marine Core, Chesty Puller, Famous Marines, Military History, Military Art, Military Pins, Military Humor

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.

USMC Archives Carlos Hathcock taking aim in Vietnam. Long before Chris Kyle penned "American Sniper," Carlos Hathcock was already a legend. He taught himself to shoot as a boy, as did Alvin York an. Military Photos, Military History, Marine Corps, Old School Pictures, Vietnam War Photos, Survival, E Mc2, Us Marines, American Soldiers

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

Brian Keith (Actor) joined the United States Marine Corps 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. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal. Hollywood Actor, Hollywood Celebrities, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Icons, Famous Men, Famous Faces, Famous People, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood

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 joined the USMC May 1967 and served 13 months in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive as an artillery man. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in Jon On CHiP's Larry Wilcox, Military Veterans, Military Service, Famous Marines, Famous Veterans, Joining The Military, American Soldiers, American Veterans, Staff Sergeant

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.