US Marine Presley O’Bannon, first man to plant US flag on Foreign Soil in Wartime 1805

#OnThisDay 1805 Presley O’Bannon, an Irish-American Marine led a successful attack on Derna, Libya. O’Bannon was the first man to raise the US flag on foreign soil in wartime. This action gave the Marines Corps ‘ Hymn the line “to the shores of Tripoli.”

Presley O'Bannon

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