Wednesday, March 9, 2011

USMC Official Dress Sword


The USMC official dress sword is based on the sword presented to Sgt. Presley O'Bannon by Hammid Karamanli, the deposed Bey of Tripoli who was supported by O'Bannon and US Envoy William Eaton, who together captured the city of Darnah and were preparing to march on Tripoli when a treaty was reached with Yousef Karamanli for the release of the American naval prisoners from the USS Philadelphia.

The sword was presented even though the US betrayed Hammid and permitted Yousef the Pirate to remain in power.
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