My Dad the U.S. China Marine

My Dad the U.S. China Marine

Thursday, November 26, 2015

At Last! Thanksgiving is Here!

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your interest and support for preserving the memories and legacies of the U.S. China Marines.

I'd particularly like to extend gratitude to those in the military services around the world and at home who defend our freedoms -too often away from family and loved ones. 

You are not forgotten! Happy Thanksgiving!

Semper Fi,

Jeffrey Bingham Mead

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Founding of the United States Marine Corps 240 Years Ago Today

"Reflect on our history, remember those who have sacrificed and reaffirm your commitment to the strengthening of our Corps."  
-37th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller 

Those are good words. Semper Fi!

Today marks the 240th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marines.

This is an article by Raoul Lowery Contreras that just appeared in The Hill. 

Here is another that was published in Military Times

This video on YouTube is featured on the official web site of the United States Marine Corps. Click here. 

On November 10, 1945 my father and others serving in the USMC were stationed in China. These are pictures he took of the celebrations of the birthday of the Marine Corps on Marco Polo Field in Beijing (referred to in his scrapbook as Peiping).