“On behalf of all Marines, Sgt. Maj. Black and I are heartbroken to learn of Woody’s passing. From his actions on Iwo Jima to his lifelong service to our Gold Star Families, Woody has left an indelible mark on the legacy of our Corps. As the last of America’s “Greatest Generation” to receive the Medal
1 May 1992: BGen Marvin Hopgood Jr. led 1,500 Marines from Camp Pendleton to help quell the Los Angeles riots. 2 May 1946: Marines helped quell a prison riot at Alcatraz Island, California. 3 May 1898: Lt Dion Williams and Marines from the USS Baltimore raised the American flag over Cavite, Philippines.
Wednesday, April 06 2022 by mcl-editor
An influential group of over two dozen retired generals has launched a counteroffensive against plans to transform the Marine Corps, and is using their clout in a high-power pressure campaign to get Congress to slam on the brakes. The roster of personalities includes every living former commandant, along with a slew of other retired four-star