Presley O'Bannon

Presley O'Bannon

Presley Neville O’Bannon (1776 – September 12, 1850) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps, famous for his exploits in the First Barbary War. In recognition of his bravery, he was presented a sword for his part in attempting to restore Prince Hamet Karamanli to his throne at Tripoli. This sword became the model for the Mameluke Sword adopted in 1825 for Marine Corps officers and which is part of the dress uniform even today.

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Presley O'Bannon - Namesakes
... Three Navy ships have been named USS O'Bannon in his honor the USS O'Bannon (DD-177), a Wickes class destroyer which was launched in 1919 and struck in 1936 the USS O’Bannon (DD-450 ... O'Bannon Hall, at the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia is named in honor of Presley O'Bannon ...

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