Title:  The 60th Anniversary of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Commemorative Stamp
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Stamp Serial#
2671 
KPC#
C-2099 
Scott#
2307 
Date of Issue
04/15/2009 
Quantity
1,600,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
The Mightiest Marine Corps 
Designer
Shin, Jae-yong  
Image Area
32mm◊32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, seven colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Often referred to as the "Marine Corps that captures even ghosts" or the "Invincible Marine Corps," the Republic of Korea Marine Corps celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The Republic of Korea Marine Corps that has engendered the myth that "once they begin a fight, they never fail to achieve victory!" was established in 1949 from the need to implement "dual land-and-water operations" due to the geographic characteristics of the Korean peninsula, with three sides of the nation surrounded by the sea. The Marine Corps has fought for its fatherland and maintained peace, distinguishing itself by bravery in numerous battles during the Korean War, Vietnam War, etc. During the past 60 years, it has also contributed to world peace by being dispatched to Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia, India, Pakistan, Djibouti, etc., not to speak of conducting a wide variety of activities to defend the nationís territory.

As well shown by the phrase "once you are a marine, you are a marine forever," protecting the "fatherland" and the "nation's people" are the mission for the Marine Corps. Whenever the nation has faced difficulties, all marines who have served with distinction never failed to rise to the occasion to show indomitable commitment to protecting the nation. In celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, it is hoped that their robust and brave spirit of love for their country will last forever. The new stamp features the Marine Corps engaged in a coordinated landing operation with the Korea Amphibious Armored Vehicle (KAAV), Dokdoham (Landing Platform Helicopter) and helicopters. Reflecting the symbol of the Marine Corps, the octagonal hat, the new stamp is issued as an octagon-shaped stamp.