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On this date in 1775, the Continental Congress created the Continental Marines as the landing and ship-to-ship fighting complement to the newly formed Continental Navy. The existing United States Marine Corps traces its lineage back to that date and celebrates today as its birthday. In light of that, today’s post will honor those who have served in the Marine Corps over its two hundred and thirty five year history.

Frank P. Walters, veteran of World War I, rests in Union Cemetery in Columbus.

Frank P. Walters

Ernest Maas, a fellow veteran of World War I, sleeps in Willoughby Village Cemetery.

Ernest C. Maas

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