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Private Marion Pillsbury assembles a .50 caliber machine gun at a Marine Corps base in San Diego.

From: USMC Archives

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Our favorite fighting Frenchman, the Marquis de Lafayette, succumbed to pneumonia today in 1834. He is buried in Paris’s Picpus Cemetery under dirt from Bunker Hill and next to his wife, Adrienne, whose mother is one of 1,300+ victims of the guillotine also buried in a mass grave in the cemetery.

PHOTO CREDIT:
US Marines Decorating Grave of Lafayette, Picpus Cemetery, Paris 1889 by USMC Archives

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From the Henry Clay Cochrane Collection (COLL/1) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH