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Zippos Carried into Combat Were More than Just Cigarette Lighters
By Sara W. Bock

Vietnam-era Zippo lighters in the collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps tell the stories of the Marines who carried them into battle. Through custom engravings, the reliable windproof lighters did more than light cigarettes and provide heat and light: they became small tablets on which Marines could document their service, display their esprit de corps, or express their sentiments about the war.

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Carolina Museum of the Marine

Building a Firm Foundation for the Future
By Ashley Danielson

The mission of Carolina Museum | Al Gray Civic Institute is to honor the legacy of Carolina Marines and Sailors by highlighting their accomplishments and innovations. It will also provide a new venue for public and private events.

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