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Blue dress uniform represents Corps’ history

Story by Pfc. Michael Granahan | III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs | Date: 07.28.2011

OKINAWA, Japan - The blue dress uniform, worn by Marines, is steeped in history, with roots dating back to 1798 when the secretary of war authorized the wearing of a blue uniform with red trim. Blue was chosen to represent the Marine Corps’ naval ties, the red to express sentiment for the British Royal Marines’ traditional colors.

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