Just Curious ?? Who ever claimed that the Marines won any battle single-handedly? If that's a myth, it was created inside your own head. These guys were all American heroes, and we should never forget their sacrifice. There just seems to be something different about being locked in mortal combat with a determined enemy, face-to-face, rather than flying over them and dropping a bomb or being on board ship lobbing shells at each other at long distances. Death smiles at everyone...Marines smile back !