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Video by Lance Cpl. Joshua Munsen
KA-BAR and the Marine Corps AFN TV Spot Pt.2
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Dec. 12, 2023 | 0:59
On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become a general issue to that branch of the military. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by the Marines as well as the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Today, we look back on the KA-BAR’s impact on the Marine Corps and the legacy it has made. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Joshua Munsen)

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