Marine Raider Battalions: 70 Years Ahead of Their Time | Defense Media Network

U.S. Marine Raiders February 2012 is the 70th anniversary of the Marine Raider Battalions, a brief but glorious episode in the long history of the Corps. Because they existed only two years, one might downplay their influence on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) U.S. special operations forces (SOF). However, as we look back on the Marine Raiders seven decades later, one can see that they were simply a good idea whose time had not yet come. Their story is a compelling one that deserves to be told.

Source: Marine Raider Battalions: 70 Years Ahead of Their Time | Defense Media Network