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US Marine catching some zzzzzz's....Korean War.

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This is another great picture from LIFE magazine's archives!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Interesting, leggings but the pants outside and rolled up.

 

Just like they used to wear them in the PTO in WW2...but this is Korea!! Evidently the Corps were still issuing leggings long after the Army had declared them obsolete. Note also the name clearly written on his camo cover.


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Just like they used to wear them in the PTO in WW2...but this is Korea!! Evidently the Corps were still issuing leggings long after the Army had declared them obsolete. Note also the name clearly written on his camo cover.

 

“Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.” Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War; shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered to not wear their khaki leggings.


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Very nice photo, I always keep an eye out for USMC photographs.

 

Philip

 

 

JS, here is a copy of what Bill wrote:

 

“Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army.” Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War; shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered to not wear their khaki leggings.

 


Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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