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The natives of Nicaragua are still amazed. On the 6th of November municipal elections were held throughout Nicaragua and Marines were at practically all the important polling places for observation in connection with gathering data for the big event, the presidential elections of November or...
There is a little poem going around that has seemed to have caught the eye of most of the Fifth Regiment. We do not know just how it goes but it is something about the Lord in making creation needed a dump heap and named it Nicaragua. It is a land of steep mountains, rivers and smaller streams...
We still have hopes-one of the boys going back to the States on the first trip of the "Argonne" writes that he is now in civilian life and will use his influence in getting a bill through Congress to construct a ship for the purpose of returning us to the States.
The Fifth Regiment has been in Nicaragua for several months, participating in the disarmament of opposing factions here and several other events that have made history. The most vital occurrence during these months that the writer recalls at the present time was the beer shortage just after the...
MARINE officers who have served or are serving in Nicaragua will be interested to learn that lieutenant Colonel Elias R. Beadle, U. S. M. C., was successful in a suit to recover his rental allowance from the Government while serving as commanding general of the Guardia Nacional from July 9, 1927,...
The famous battleship USS Iowa won 11 battle stars during World War II and the Korean conflict. Now, for the third time, she has become an active ship of the fleet. The battleship Iowa, BB 61, was recommissioned on April 28, 1984, during on-board ceremonies at Pascagoula, Miss., presided over by...
A while back Leatherneck solicited its readers for lighthearted and true incidents from around the Corps. The response was overwhelming. What follows are the stories that we on the staff selected for publication. If your story isn't printed, don't worry, we'll soon come up with another topic for...
THESE notes are contributed for the information of those Marine officers who have not as yet had sea service. They are based upon the functions of the guard serving with the U. S. S. Arkansas, now attached to the Scouting Force, which makes them generally applicable to any battleship of our Navy.
MEDAL OF HONOR OFFICERS Schilt, Christian F., 1st Lieut. Talbot, Ralph J., 2d Lieut. (deceased). ENLISTED MEN Robinson, Robert G., Gy. Sgt. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL OFFICERS Rowell, Ross E., Lt-Col. Mulcahy, F. P., Capt. Lytle, Robert S., Capt. Nelms, Frank, 2d Lt. ENLISTED MEN Wiman, Amil, Gy...

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