On June 6, 1918, Marines of the First Marine Brigade, launched an assault on a strategic German strongpoint called Belleau Wood. The name has since been changed to the Wood of the Marine Brigade. Over ten thousand Marines would be wounded or killed in the next three weeks, but as always, the Marines would take the ground.
On November 11, 1918, only five months after the Allied Forces turned the Devil Dogs loose on the German's, the Kaiser had had enough, and The War to End All Wars came to an end. Unfortunately, the memory of some peoples is short, so the Marine Corps, and the US Army, Navy and later Air Force, have had to re-iterate the lesson of Belleau Wood again and again since 1918. And they have always done the job.
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