This is the homepage
for what will eventually be more than 1,000 Web
pages that will house over 1,000
Marine-Guardia patrol and combat reports that begin in earnest in July
1927 and continue through December 1932. These are among the most
remarkable documents produced during the US invasion and occupation.
The level of detail, the spontaneity, the fine-grained descriptions of landscapes,
people, and events can be breathtaking. Together these reports
offer invaluable insights on virtually every aspect of the struggle.
All spelling, orthography, and formatting correspond to the originals,
except for some obvious typos. (Right: Marines on patrol
near Dipilto, 1928, George F. Stockes Collection, Marine Corps Research
facilitate navigation, the PC-Docs
Inventory is broken up into 12 pieces (12
pages) that are accessible via the following
navigation box that appears on every PC-Doc
page. Right now only the first two of
these pages are populated with content
— with links to the full text of 125
patrol & combat reports
— taking events up to the end of
April 1928. Page 1 of
the Inventory starts immediately below.