The Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
visited The National Museum of the Marine Corps
in Triangle, Virginia - 3 times
May 18, 2008,
August 14, 2014 and April 4, 2019
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Each set of photos is different, so scroll down and enjoy. There are also a few special flashbacks included.

National Museum of The Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia
May 18, 2008
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Lee at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Museum of the Marine Corps
inside the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Once a Marine ... Always A Marine ..... The Proud -- The Few
Lee Duquette

Lee Duquette: Then
Lee Duquette in his Marine Corps. Uniform

yes
Once a Marine ... Always A Marine ..... The Proud -- The Few
Lee Duquette - Still Amazing through the years

Below: Lee Duquette in 2008

Below: Lee Duquette in 2014

Lee- Once a Marine Always A Marine
Lee Duquette: NOw

Below: Lee Duquette in 2019

Lee Duquette - U.S. Marine
 
The two RV Gypsies visited
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
in Triangle, Virginia
for the second time
August 14, 2014
sign: National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the historical museum of the United States Marine Corps located astride I-95 near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Triangle, Virginia. There is no admission fee and parking at the Museum is free. The Museum Store carries a full line of Marine merchandise. Lee bought a bulldog shirt.

The museum opened on November 10, 2006, and is now one of the top tourist attraction in the state, drawing over 500,000 people annually. The museum replaces both the Marine Corps Historical Center in the Washington Navy Yard, which closed on July 1, 2005, and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum in Quantico, Virginia, which closed on November 15, 2002.

the motto Semper Fidelis
sign about The Marines' Hymn

Below: Lee Duquette at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. in 2014

Lee Duquette approaching the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Lee Duquette approaching the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Below: Displays of military aircraft high in the air inside the Leatherneck Gallery of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

airplane

Karen Duquette took different views of the planes in the Leatherneck Gallery. Some photos were taken from below, and some from the balcony.

fighter plane
fighter plane
Marines in their airplane
fighter plane

Below: The view of a fighter plane from below and the view from the balcony.

fighter plane
fighter plane

Below: More views from below and from the balcony

fighter planes
fighter planes
Capt. Morgan quote
Major General Lowe quote
General Douglas MacArthur quote

Below: Ground displays in the Leatherneck Gallery of the museum - from below and from the balcony.

ground display
tank
Marine heloicopter
Marine heloicopter

Lee Duquette still ready for action today - and yes, he did actually serve on a ship and went overseas ready to fight - just not in the uniform shown below.

Lee Duquettelaughing clipart dude
Lee Duquette
USA flag in lights
a tank from long ago

Below: Replica of Iwo Jima Monument.
It is behind glass so it was
hard to photograph.

Below; Plans for a major expansion
to include sections on
more modern Marine Corps history.

Iwo Jima replica
additions coming soon to the Marine Museum

Below: Lee Duquette inside a mock-up of a landing craft, similar to the one he was on when he was in the Marines.

Lee Duquette inside a mock-up of a landing craft

Below: Lee Duquette's specialty when he was in the Marine Corps was the M-60 Machine Gun, so Karen Duquette took a photo of the M-60 Machine Gun on display.

M-60 Machine Gun
sign about the M-60 Machine Gun

Below: Flashback - Lee Duquette with his M-6- machine gun

hot stuff clipartFlashback - Lee Duquette with his M-60 machine gun?

The National Museum of the Marine Corps commemorated the anniversary of 9/11 with the temporary exhibit "9/11 - We Remember," which features an I-beam from the World Trade Center and a Pentagon building fragment as well as inspiring stories of extraordinary efforts that have been taken to keep America safe since that fateful day.

the USA flagBelow: A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam.

sign about A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam
A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam

the USA flagBelow: Pentagon Building Fragment

sign about the Pentagon Building Fragment
Pentagon Building Fragment

Below: A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and its proposed expansions.
Check out the neat reflection (of an UPSIDE-DOWN Lee) in the photo below on the right.

A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Below: Outside of The National Museum of the Marine Corps. building

The National Museum of the Marine Corps
proud Marine quote on a wall
Hero dog memorial
battle colors of the Marine Corps

Below: The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel

Lee Duquette at The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel
the bell at The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel

Below: The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel and the etching on the window

Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel
the etching on the window
the etching on the window
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel plaque

Below: Monuments/memorials on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

monument; Soldiers of the sEa
small war manument
marine monument
Desert Shield monument
Navy Corrpsmen monument
Navy Chaplain  monument
HMM 362 Uglly Angels Vietnam plaque

Sign: The Chesty Puller Overlook and statue

Sign: The Chesty Puller Overlook
The Chesty Puller statue
The Chesty Puller sign
China Marine monument

Below: Iwo Jima Monument on the roadside near the National Museum of the Marine Corps. in Triangle, Virginia.
The two RV Gypsies have also visited the Iwo Jima Monument in Washington D.C. in 2001.

Iwo Jima Monument
Iwo Jima Monument

Below: Entrance to Quantico - crossroads of the Marine Corps.

Entrance to Quantico - crossroads of the Marine Corps

The two RV Gypsies visited
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
in Triangle, Virginia
for the third time
April 4, 2019

entry National Museum of the Marine Corps Lee Duquette at The National Museum of the Marine Corps

Below: Different views of the building as seen from the monument trails.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps The National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
 

Below: Lee re-visiting the experience of waiting in line for That First Haircut

sign:That First Haircut That First Haircut and Lee Duquette
Lee Duquette getting That First Haircut
 

Below: Displays in the museum

airplane pilot
flag flag
U.S. Marine Corps recruiting sign
First post of the Marines Iwo Jima lego display
sign about Marine Life aboard ship Marine bunk beds on ship

Lee Duquette still ready for action today.

Lee Duquette still ready for action today Lee Duquette lost his steering wheel

Below: A few of the monuments around the outside of the building

Timothy T. Day Overlook sign
sign about Timothy T. Day
Caesar the Marine Dog
monument honoring military dogs
NYPD Marine Corps Association monument John Archer Lejeune monument
John Archer Lejeune monument
John Archer Lejeune monument
Semper Fidelis Joe Rosenthal - Iwo Jima
tribute to those who died Battalion monument
3d Battalion monument

Below: A Special Military Hero

Staff Sergeant Recklss the horse
Staff Sergeant Recklss the horse

Below: 9/11 Monument at the Marine Museum in 2014

9-11 monument 9-11 monument
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If you want to know about the Mameluke Sword (a 2011 visit) and other U.S. Marine stuff, check out the info at the Frankfort KY Cemetery.

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