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Roland Marbaugh | 3rd Battalion 5th Marines - Marines

1:46   |   Not a fan of praise, Roland Marbaugh explains why he never accepted The Purple Heart, despite one doctor's insistence.

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STORIES / Documents ( 13 )
  • A Journey with the Marines: The Third Marines  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    After a short stint stateside, Roland Marbaugh is ordered to the Third Marines, but when he shows up, they’re nowhere to be found.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Banana Fleet and Panama  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    With his training complete, Marbaugh heads down to Panama with the J. Fred and Banana Fleet.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Training  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    Roland Marbaugh’s experience as a marine begins at Parris Island for training.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Sea School  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    After training, Marbaugh heads to Sea School and then to the J. Fred Talbott for duty.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Samoa  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    For his second overseas assignment, Marbaugh is sent to Samoa, close, but not in the action in the Pacific.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Love Company  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    Marbaugh is assigned to a new company, but the new company is filled with all of his old friends.

  • A Journey with the Marines: New Zealand  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    Instead of heading into combat, the Third Marines are detoured again, this time to New Zealand.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Bougainville  |  WWII  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    The Third Marines are finally headed into combat, this time to Bougainville in the Pacific.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Korea  |  Korea  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    After a few years as a civilian, Marbaugh is called back into action for the Korean War and has to leave his young family.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Korea Continues  |  Korea  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    Marbaugh’s time in Korea continues on, during which they face freezing cold and intense fighting.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Retreat  |  Korea  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    After deadly skirmishes with the Chinese, Maurbaugh’s unit is forced to retreat from Yudam-Ni.

  • A Journey with the Marines: Japan  |  Korea  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    After fighting so hard in Korea, Marbaugh’s previous physical injuries start to take a toll and he leaves his men and makes his way to Japan.

  • A Journey with the Marines: America  |  Korea  |  Marines  |  Download PDF

    Marbaugh finally is able to return home after his time overseas. He remained in the Marines for a while before finally retiring.

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