Marine Corps Records
Please note: Although some of these records have been digitized and made available online, there are many records that are only available in paper or microfilm format at NARA locations.
In the National Archives, researchers can find records on the United States Marine Corps ranging from the capturing of the shores of Tripoli to the doctrine of modern amphibious and combined arms operations. In facilities across the country, the National Archives preserves and makes available the permanent records of the offices of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). As you plan your research, consider these questions: when, where and what commands held jurisdiction within the U.S. Marine Corps?
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What are people asking on History Hub about Marine Corps Records?
- Need help to find the General Orders/citation for Corporal Steven P Means USMC He was awarded the Bronze Star awarded with Combat V for Heroic Achievement on 8/12/1969 Serving with the 3rd Battalion 11th Marines 1st Marine Division
- USMC AAR Operation Union April 1967 Fox 2/1
- USMC muster roll 0794 for 1st Marines June 1944
- Trying to find my grandfather’s dog tags.
- RE: Looking for military records for my Grandfather James William Holley USMC (2nd Division, I believe) during WW2. He served in the Pacific at Saipan, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Tinian.