Several questions about the Marine Corps History(trivia questions)?

1. How long was John Basilone on Iwo Jima before he was KIA?Was he there to see the famous flag raising on MT Suribachi(sp)?

2. Who was the first CMC(Commandant of the Marine Corps) to be dishonorably discharged? when and why?

3.Who was the CMC who officially declared 10 NOV 1775 the Marine Corps Birthday? and what year did he declare this?

4. Who was the first woman Marine Officer?

I am not a Marine, but my brother is and is currantly deployed, I only know the answers to numbers 2 and 3. The other 2 questions I am asking to seek the answers.

Thank you

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. "Manila John" Basilone was on Iwo Jima for only 90 minutes before he was killed in a mortar attack. He did not see the flag raised on Mt. Surabachi.

    2. I cannot find any reference to a CMC being dishonorably discharged. A search of "commandant +dishonorable" brought up nothing about the Marines. Would be interested to see if that has happened, though.

    3. On 1 November 1921, General John A. Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. The order summarized the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command on 10 November each subsequent year in honor of the birthday of the Marine Corps. This order has been duly carried out.

    4. Samuel Nicholas became the first Marine officer in 1775, Opha Mae Johnson became the first female Marine in 1918 and Carol A. Mutter became the first female major general in 1994.

    Hope this helps! :-)

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    4 years ago

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    Several questions about the Marine Corps History(trivia questions)?

    1. How long was John Basilone on Iwo Jima before he was KIA?Was he there to see the famous flag raising on MT Suribachi(sp)?

    2. Who was the first CMC(Commandant of the Marine Corps) to be dishonorably discharged? when and why?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Great answers so far. Here is #2 --

    Both LtCol Frank Wharton (3rd CMC) and LtCol Anthony Gale (4th CMC) were brought before courts marshal, but only Gale was convicted.

    Wharton was an strong commander who was punished for doing what he was told to do (get his troops out of Washington before it burned). He died about a year before he was exonerated.

    Gale, his successor, was a bad choice from the start. A good Marine, he didn't really have the metal or leadership qualities needed to be a good officer. Add to that a Secretary of the Navy who was less than supportive and countermanded his orders at every turn, and Gale turned to alcohol. He was convicted at court marshal in 1820 and President Monroe removed him from office and the marines.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You will most likely go to Afganistan instead of Iraq, That where the majority of marines are getting deployed now. There are still some units deploying to Iraq but from what i heard they're lowering our numbers there.

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