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Inspect this Lt in the Making Marines Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Figure cast from former Sgt Vibol Svy, USMC.

Inspect this Lt in the Making Marines Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Figure cast from former Sgt Vibol Svy, USMC.

This view of the Tarawa tableau portrays a machine gunner providing cover fire for the assault force. In the background behind the amphibious tractor you can see a helicopter inserting combat Marines in Korea. #NMMC #USMC #Tarawa #Betio #museum #artifact #military #Quantico #Leatherneck

This view of the Tarawa tableau portrays a machine gunner providing cover fire for the assault force. In the background behind the amphibious tractor you can see a helicopter inserting combat Marines in Korea. #NMMC #USMC #Tarawa #Betio #museum #artifact #military #Quantico #Leatherneck

This quotation by Sgt Manuel Vega is featured among several others in the temporary 9/11 exhibit.

This quotation by Sgt Manuel Vega is featured among several others in the temporary 9/11 exhibit.

Slide for Life - Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, change positions above a small pond on the Confidence Course Nov. 7, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

Slide for Life - Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, change positions above a small pond on the Confidence Course Nov. 7, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

MCRD, San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot.  This was my second home while I was I. The Marine Corps

MCRD, San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot. This was my second home while I was I. The Marine Corps

One of the heroes of the Korean War was Marine Captain Bill Barber. The 220 Marines of Fox Company held Toktong pass for six days against 1,400 Chinese in temperatures that froze munitions and feet. Suffering a bone shattering wound in the upper thigh, Barber refused an order to leave his position, refused medical evacuation, and earned the Medal of Honor.   The coat Barber was wearing is on display in the Museum; the bullet hole is clearly visible.   My question to you is: who was the Navy…

One of the heroes of the Korean War was Marine Captain Bill Barber. The 220 Marines of Fox Company held Toktong pass for six days against 1,400 Chinese in temperatures that froze munitions and feet. Suffering a bone shattering wound in the upper thigh, Barber refused an order to leave his position, refused medical evacuation, and earned the Medal of Honor. The coat Barber was wearing is on display in the Museum; the bullet hole is clearly visible. My question to you is: who was the Navy…

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