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Marine Corps Desegregation: WWII Begins to Break Barriers

Marine Corps Desegregation

Michael E. Haskew Although President Harry S. Truman did not sign the legislation that officially ratified Marine Corps Desegregation the U.S. armed forces until July 26, 1948. African-American Marines had trained and served in a segregated Marine Corps since early in World War II. In

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The Higgins Boat: America’s First Amphibious Warfare Strategy

Higgins Boat

Michael E. Haskew From the inception of amphibious warfare strategy and tactics, the Marine Corps sought the most efficient method of moving fighting men from ship to shore. Finding a proper landing craft that could reach the beach and discharge

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