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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch.Excerpted from United States Marine Corps on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The seal of the United States Marine Corps. Officially described and defined in Executive Order 10538 (see list of works).
United States Marine Corps



  • The Marines' Hymn, 1920 (aka From the Halls of Montezuma), in four verses, referencing WWI.
  • The Marines' Hymn, 1929 (aka From the Halls of Montezuma), in three verses, official version until 1942.
  • The Marines' Hymn, 1942 (aka From the Halls of Montezuma), in three verses, line changed to reflect the addition of aviation to the Corps' arsenal.


See also[edit]

The Colors of the Corps are inscribed with the words "From the shores of Tripoli to the Halls of Montezuma." These refer to:

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