History Of Suicide Charley

On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line.


Cutting Edge transfers authority to 1/7 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 March 2014 11:19

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Marines and sailors stood at attention as 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, known as Cutting Edge, handed over the responsibilities for their area of operations in Regional Command (Southwest) to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, known as First Team, during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 15. 

1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment Silver, Bronze Star Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:33
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, will be awarded two Silver Star Medals and two Bronze Star Medals, during an award ceremony held at LCpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Tuesday. 
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, I Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, will award the Silver Star Medal will to 1st Lt. Kenneth A. Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth R. Rick, for their heroic actions, which embodied bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty while deployed to Afghanistan in June of 2012.
Maj. Kurt Lee, Korean War hero, dies at 88 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:28
Marine Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, a legendary hero at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, and the Corps’ first Asian American regular officer, died Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., according to multiple sources. He was 88.
Lee, who was born in San Francisco and raised in Sacramento, earned the Navy Cross and the Silver Star for separate acts of valor within a one-month period during the early part of the war. At one point, he led his Marines through a blizzard and intense enemy fire to save eight thousand more Marines from certain capture.
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