Date of Issue: 15 April 2009
Often referred to as the “Marine Corps that captures even ghosts” or the “Invincible Marin Corps,” the Republic of Korea Marine Corps celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
The Republic of Korea Marine Corps that has engendered the myth that “once they begin a fight, they never fail to achieve victory!” was established in 1949 from the need to implement “dual land-and-water operations” due to the geographic characteristics of the Korean peninsula, with three sides of the nation surrounded by the sea. The Marine Corps has fought for its fatherland and maintained peace, distinguishing itself by bravery in numerous battles during the Korean War, Vietnam War, etc. During the past 60 years, it has also contributed to world peace by being dispatched to Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia, India, Pakistan, Djibouti, etc., not to speak of conducting a wide variety of activities to defend the nation’s territory.