Covers people, historical events, weapons, uniforms, military life, traditions, and terminology relating to the United States Marine Corps.
Written by a well-known military historian, this volume contains approximately 300 entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. Topics include history; command organization; heroes and leaders; mission and role; equipment, weapons, and uniforms; life and traditions; and special terminology. Entries include:Belleau WoodGregory "Pappy" BoyingtonCuban RebellionGuadalcanalInchonLanding craftNavajo Code TalkersLewis B. "Chesty" PullerSniper teamRuth Cheney StreeterU.S. Marine Corps Women's ReserveWar of 1812and more.