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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 These USMC-Doc pages house personal letters, personal diaries, oral interviews, and a wide range of other published & unpublished materials from a variety of libraries, archives, and collections, especially Archives & Special Collections of the Marine Corps Research Center (MCRC) in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" (aRCHIVES & SPECIAL Collection, MCRC)

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BROWN.  2ND LT. WILBURT S. BROWN PAPERS (LATER MajOR GenERAL — two web pages housing 14 photos, 2 drawings & 27 documents 1927-1960, 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 & OTHER PAPERS & PHOTOS (MCRC)

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DUNLAP.  COL. ROBERT L. DUNLAP PAPERS (LATER BRIG. GEN. DUNLAP — TWO WEB PAGES HOUSING 58 PHOTOS & 9 DOCUMENTS, 1928-1933, MCRC)

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

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ERSKINE.  CAPT. Graves B. Erskine PAPERS (LATER mJR. gEN. eRSKINE) — TWO WEB PAGES HOUSING 20 PHOTOS & 6 DOCUMENTS, 1928-1970 (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 (HOUSED IN PC-DOCS)

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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 "PORTER" Thomas of Ohio TO FIANCΙE BEATRICE, 1925-1929 (Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH) comprising 331 docs

 

    

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