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Here is a little history. Including how the term ‘Leatherneck’ came to be. 

  • Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago, the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!
  • At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. Theyattacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitantransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatmentand wrote heart breaking letters home, begging their government andfamily members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captorsdemanded.
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