Simons Island in the Battle of Gully Hole Creek and the Battle of Bloody Marsh.
During the battle for Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photo Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one naval corpsman raising a U. The Marines also played an important role in the Vietnam War at battles such as Da Nang, Huế, and Khe Sanh.
Owing to the availability of Marine forces at sea, the United States Marine Corps has served in nearly every conflict in United States history.
It attained prominence when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient, and ultimately formed a cornerstone of the Pacific Theater of World War II.
By the early 20th century, the Marine Corps would become one of the dominant theorists and practitioners of amphibious warfare. In preparation for the Quasi-War with France, Congress created the United States Navy and the Marine Corps.
Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises has made and continues to make it an important tool for U. The Marines' most famous action of this period occurred in the First Barbary War (1801–1805) against the Barbary pirates.