U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Private First Class Andrew Kellerman of Forest Lake, age 21, graduated from basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Jan. 19. The private completed a 12-week program in Mike Company, Platoon 3270, which earned Honorary Platoon honors. He received a Rifle Expert badge for marksmanship. Kellerman is now continuing his [...]

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The U.S. Marine Corps began Nov. 10, 1775, when a committee of the Continental Congress met in a Philadelphia tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of naval infantry able to fight both at sea and on shore. The Continental Marines made their first landing on Mar. 2, 1776, on the beaches of [...]

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