At the The National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Triangle, Virginia, there is an Academy Award on display.  While many Hollywood actors played the role of a Marine, this Oscar was won by real Marines filming Marines doing Marine things.  The 1945 Oscar for best documentary film went to… the envelope please…

“With the Marines on Tarawa”

Where did the Combat Camera crews learn to make a movie?  In the Marines.

You can watch the complete film above. If you love guns or Marines this is a great film.  We should reflect on the sacrifices made by our countrymen to give us the opportunities and rights we have today.

For all Marines, God bless you and thank you for your service.

 

This article is courtesy of The Arms Guide.

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