|Sgt. Marshall during the Battle of Belleau Wood|
|Born|| 30 September 1893|
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Died|| 16 June 1918 (Age 26)|
Belleau Wood, France
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of Service||1916-1918|
|Battles/Wars||Assault on Hill 721|
|Portrayed By||Victoria Breckinridge|
|Appeared In||For the Flag|
|“||Grab a gun. We're about to charge.||”|
–Sergeant Marcus Marshall
Sergeant Marcus Marshall was an American non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps during World War I, who served in the Battle of Belleau Wood and led the Assault on Hill 721.
Bootcamp and DeploymentEdit
In 1916, Marshall was one of the thousands of young men drafted into the United States Marine Corps during World War One. A farm boy from Battle Creek, Michigan, Marshall did not make a good impression on his drill sergeant, Reginald Allen. However, through intense training and perserverance, Marshall eventually reconciled with Sgt. Allen, who later would admit that Marshall was one of his favorite recruits.
After completion of bootcamp, Marshall was one of many marines sent to the forest of Belleau Wood in France to repel German occupation. During the Assault on Hill 721, he led an unsuccessful charge to capture the hill, although he was able to kill the German commander. After ordering his men to fall back, he successfully retrieved the American flag after it was lost during the retreat. With total disregard for his own life, he successfully retrieved the flag and returned to American lines before being injured by a German mortar near the trench. Upon recovery, he informed his men he had found a weak spot in the German defenses and attempted to lead one final charge, which ultimately led to his death and that of his marines to the 69th Frankfurt Reserves Regiment under Hauptmann Maximilian Reisenweber.