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    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute



    Audio by Cpl. Julien Rodarte 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    I'm Corporal Julien Rodarte with your Marine Minute.

    In honor of black history month, the Marine Corps celebrates the first African Americans to enlist in the corps in 1942. That year 647 African American recruits successfully graduated from a segregated recruit training at Montford Point, North Carolina. On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981, establishing equality of treatment and opportunity in the U.S. military regardless of race. Since then, Marines of all races have trained cohesively at Recruit Training Depot Parris Island.

    On this day in Marine Corps history in 1898, 28 Marines and 232 seamen lost their lives when the battleship MAINE was mysteriously sunk by an explosion in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Though no definitive evidence linked the Spanish with the sinking, the cry went up, "Remember the Maine!", and by late April the U.S. and Spain were at war.

    That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Marine Corps go to Marines.mil.



    Date Taken: 02.14.2018
    Date Posted: 02.14.2018 15:42
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 51071
    Filename: 1802/DOD_105318935.mp3
    Length: 00:01:00
    Year 2018
    Genre Newscast
    Location: US

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