Gooch's Marines

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Dorrance Publishing, May 15, 2013 - 292 pages
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GOOCH┐S MARINES is a complete history of the United States Marine Corps, starting some forty years before the American Revolution, with a special regimental unit commissioned by colonial Governor William Gooch, under orders of King George II, to serve with the British Royal Marines, under the command of Lawrence Washington (elder half-brother of George Washington), in a campaign against the Spanish in the West Indies. Although they were formed in 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they were not officially designated as U.S. Marines until commissioned by the Continental Congress and served as Continental U.S. Marines during the American Revolutionary War. The rest is history, as they established their military tradition, warriors generally conceded by military historians as second to none. It can also be said of U.S. Marine Corps that they were essentially the first U.S. Special Forces, selected originally for special assignments. They have prevailed in all of their military campaigns, despite the cost they┐ve had to pay in blood. The Marines proudly attribute this tradition to their superior command structure, starting with raw recruits in boot camp, along with its officer corps coming out of the U.S. Naval Academy, and ROTC college campuses. Some are selected from its enlisted ranks for U.S. Marine Corps Officer Training School, while others, who display leadership and courage under fire, are given battlefield commissions. About the Author: Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Lou Giaffo┐s life can be summed up in three words: art, teaching and writing. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, Lou attended art school for three years. He then headed to New York City to pursue his career as a commercial artist. Lou enrolled in the local community college, Queensborough Community College for his associate┐s degree. He then went on to Queen┐s College, for his bachelor┐s degree, and then his mater┐s degree in education at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, while working full-time as an art specialist. Lou considers his greatest accomplishment to be his son, Jason Lou Giaffo.
  

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Contents

Goochs Marines The First Marines
1
Continental Marine
8
The Civil War
14
The Boxer Rebellion 1900
18
Illustration of marines in combat
21
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
24
Recruits marching on parade field
27
World War II
39
Marines gather around dead Iapanese bodies
109
1st Battle 1941 and 2nd 1944 Battles of Guam
115
Guam Medals of Honor
123
Corporal Lewis R Russell
134
IWo Iima
137
Brigadier General Cliftin Cates
147
Iapanese dead body
160
First flag rising on Mt Surobachi
163

Map of Bellow Wood battle site
40
am Captain Iinks of thr Horse Marines
49
Creation of the Fleet Marine Force 1st Marine Force
51
FMF patch
53
Guadacanal
57
Iapanese General Kawaguchi
65
Wake Island
67
Admiral E terrible Turner
78
Marshall Islands
92
Fighter planes
96
Operation Forager
99
Operation Iceberg the Assault on Okinawa Last Battle
165
Sugar Loaf Hill
176
Korean
186
Korean port of Hagaruri
189
Korean War Horse of the Marines
199
1st Marine Regiment United States
222
Desert Storm by General H Van Riper
231
Retirement for military dog finally reunited with marine
244
Success in Iraq Shows General John Allen Iust gets it
250
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