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THIS IS THE HOMEPAGE for materials relating to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) operations in Nicaragua, ca. 1912-1933.  These USMC-Doc pages house personal letters, personal diaries, oral interviews, and a wide range of other published & unpublished materials from a variety of libraries, archives, and collections, especially the Marine Corps Research Center (MCRC) in Quantico, VA, the Library of Congress, and the US National Archives.  (Photo at right: Headquarters of the 2nd Brigade of the U.S. Marine Corps in Managua, the unit charged with maintaining "order & stability" in Nicaragua, ca. 1928, from Record Group 127, US National Archives, College Park, MD)

These materials are (or will be) accessible on the following pages or sets of pages:

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casualties Official List of Marine Corps Casualties in Nicaragua, 1927-1933

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photographs:  PHOTO-DOCS:  MCRC / LOC / USNA1 / USNA2 / others

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PUBLISHED MATERIALs:  Marine Corps Gazette, The Leatherneck, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies & MORE

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blake:  Maj. Gen. Robert Blake Papers, "Chap. VII, Nicaragua, 1928-9, '30, '32" (Personal Papers Collection, MCRC)

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CRAIG Lt. Gen. Edward A. Craig (Ret.), Oral History Transcript, 1968 (MCRC)

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DENIG:  Personal Diary of northern area commander Col. Robert L. Denig

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EDSON Personal Letters of Capt. Merritt A. Edson, 1927-1929 (LOC)

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ERSKINE:  Gen. Graves B. Erskine (Ret.), Oral History Transcript, 1975 (MCRC)

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GRIFFITH:  Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Griffith, II (Ret.), Oral History Transcript, 1976 (MCRC)

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HOGABOOM:  Lt. Gen. Robert E. Hogaboom (Ret.), Oral History Transcript, 1972 (MCRC)

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kilcourse:  Personal Diary of Lt. T. J. Kilcourse, Special Expedition against El Chipote, Dec. 1927-Jan. 1928

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PULLER & LEE:  The Case of Chesty Puller, William "iron-man" Lee & Company M

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SMITH:  Lt. Gen. Julian C. Smith (Ret.), Oral History Transcript, 1973 (MCRC)

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THOMAS:  Personal Letters of Private First-Class Emil Thomas of Ohio (Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH)

 

    

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