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A marine:‘two planes undershot their target and eight leathernecks were wounded’
- ‘An unparalleled warrior and an enlisted leatherneck at heart, he remains the most famous and most revered Marine.’
- ‘However, the leathernecks are technically a part of the Navy, which has SEALs as their representatives in the Special Operations Command.’
- ‘Iwo Jima was the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history, and three leathernecks of the 4th and 5th Divisions used sidearms on the sulphurous island during February and March 1945.’
- ‘As a father of a leatherneck, I wish to extend my deepest respects to the families of the leathernecks hurt and killed.’
- ‘However, while there is no denying that he has high regard for leathernecks, he does provide ample examples of Navy and Army actions.’
- ‘Practical application filled the last two days, as the leathernecks fired computerized scenarios and practiced on the tracking and firing systems at an outdoor trainer.’
Late 19th century: with allusion to the leather lining inside the collar of a marine's uniform.
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