Marine Corps History, is published twice a year on topics within the long history of the Corps: Civil War, Spanish-American War, Banana Wars, WWI, WWII, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and women and minorities in the military. Articles must focus on some aspect of the Corps, either directly or indirectly, including foreign marines and joint operations.






“Getting the Shells to Fall Where You Want Them”​:
Coordinating 5 U.S. Naval Gunfire and Air Support
in the Interwar Period

by Chris K. Hemler




The "Scholastic" Marine Who Won a Secret War: 
Frank Holcomb, The OSS, and American
Double-Cross Operations in Europe

by Colonel Nicholas Reynolds, USMCR (Ret)








The Brain of the Marine Corps:
Alfred M. Gray's Establishment of the

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

by Ryoko Abe, PhD



Photographic Essay:
With Hotel Company, 2d Battalion,
5th Marines, in An Hoa

by Barry Broman, USMCR (Ret)

Highlight from the Marine Corps Archives
From Parris Island to the Pacific: The Service
of Edward LeRoy Parke in His Own Words


by Alisa M. Whitley


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