The Marines in Australia Remember the Battle of Coral Sea

05/12/2014: The establishment of a Marine Corps Rotational Force in Australia is unfolding in a long history of the Aussie-US relationship. 

Here the memory of Coral Sea is highlighted.

DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia – Lieutenant Col. Keven Matthews, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, speaks at the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea May 9, 2014.

The Marine Corps played a key role alongside the Australian Defence Force to defeat the Japanese in 1942.


 Credit: MRF-D:5/9/14

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