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Thanks for posting Brian.

For those interested in Marine Corps history, you may want to check other works by R.D. Heinl. Robert Debs Heinl was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1937. He was very much a historian and authored several books, among which were two excellent volumes. The first is Soldiers of the Sea, a general history of the Corps from 1775 to 1962. Firearms enthusiasts will enjoy the chapter endpieces in which the issue rifles of the periods are discussed. The other book is Victory at High Tide which is about the landing at Inchon and the capture of Seoul during the Korean War. It is probably the best single volume history of these events to relate individual Marine's experiences, many of whom were pulled from civilian life and widespread duty stations, thrown together to bring the 1st MarDiv to strength, and sent to Korea on very short notice.

An additional note ...... In the frontispiece to Soldiers of the Sea, Heinl spoke of his training to be commissioned and described it as, "We entered as many, we departed as one." That is very descriptive of the Corps.
 
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Thanks bro. Marines usually have trouble finding information on these weapons online because when we ask, people usually reply with an Army source with the false assumption that 'they're all the same."
 
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