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Mine Road Bridge is dedicated to Frances R. Shelton, a member of the Shelton family, who have been residents of Stafford County for over 236 years. Frances R. Shelton was a dedicated and giving American Legion Auxiliary President from 1996 to 1997…
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Third Force Reconnaissance Company Third Reconnaissance Battalion Third Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for action against enemy forces in the Republic of South Vietnam on 16 February 1968 He gallantly gave his li…
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1941 · First Marine Aircraft Wing organized at Quantico. Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. 1942 · U.S. General McArthur requested 150,000 jungle camouflage uniforms. The splotchy pattern known as "frogskin" was the fir…
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1951 · The Navy was assigned Joint-Service (Navy, Marine Corps, Army & Air Force) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) responsibilities for explosive training, as well as research and development. 1958 · The Basic School (TBS) HQ…
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Utilized by Native Americans for millennia, and purchased by the federal government in 1791, Government Island's unique stone was used in the original construction of both the U.S. Capital and the White House. Aquia sandstone from this quarry was …
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1500s · Northern part of Quantico inhabited by Manahoac Branch Algonquin Indians. 1600s · Captain John Smith of Jamestown explored the Quantico area and found the Potomac River watershed teeming with fish, crabs, oysters, ba…
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1900 · The School of Application reopened with eight students. 1901 · The School of Application closed again as students embarked for the Philippine Insurrection and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. Name Game! Between 1901…
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Ch-46E Pilot Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Marine Aircraft Group 36 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Killed during flight operations in support of Exercise Team Spirit, Republic of Korea, 20 March 1982. This gallant Marine officer gave hi…
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In command of a small mixed naval force, on 27 April 1805, he seized the harbor fortress of Derna, Tripoli, and raised the American Flag for the first time in the old world.
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Born in Maryland, Bryan and his family settled in the Stafford Courthouse area around 1869. He served as Deputy Clerk of Court from 1869-1871 and from 1877-1885. In 1887 he became Clerk of Court and served in that position until 1911. During his y…
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