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The year was 1775 the 11th day of November, The United States Marine Corps was born. The legendary birthplace of the Marine Corps was Tun Tavern, a favorite meeting place in the 18th century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.¹ Though the Marine Corps was the smallest of the military branches, the Marine Corps boasts a strong image and a diverse history. This history not only affected military personal and the United States government but it has also affected the everyday citizen and more directly the military spouse.
What is a Marine? To many observers, it is a military anomaly- a Marine is a soldier and a sailor. But any cursory reading of military history will tell you that navies from their inception had a fundamental need for expert troops to guard ships and stations as well as to extend the force of naval power ashore. ³ Every world power has an army, navy and even a air force but few have had a Marine Corps based on the examples of their eminent usefulness have been formed since 1775. The existence of the United States Marine Corps is for one purpose and that one purpose is to fi…