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‘We have to have ourselves remembered’
The Soldiers of the Sea monument honors seagoing Marines who were detached on Naval warships from 1775 to 1998. It stands at the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Va.
Charles Sanford enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17, after seeing a John Wayne war movie. Today, he is president of the United States Seagoing Marine Association.
The United States Seagoing Marine Association has placed plaques on more than 20 Naval warships on which U.S. Marines were assigned from 1775 to 1998.