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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team












Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy 236th Birthday, United States Marine Corps

By Carmelo Turdo
Happy 236th birthday, United States Marine Corps!  The exerpt below from The United States Marine Corps website describes the founding of the Marines November 10, 1775:

1775: Founding of the Marine Corps

"A legacy is born.  During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

"A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

"The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.  As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.

"Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines."

Marine Week St. Louis in June was a huge success, and here are some views of that awesome experience:








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