General Leonard F. Chapman, .Jr., CMC, flew out of Washington in early February to visit Marines in the Caribbean.
In three jam-packed days the Commandant visited Marine Barracks at Roosevelt Roads, Guantanamo, San Juan and Bermuda; took breakfast with the 10th Marines on Vieques, later observed artillery FIREX there and was briefed on 2/6 operations ashore. He talked with Marines of 2/8 at Gitmo and rode the fenceline which separates our Naval Rase from Castro's Cuba; called on the Governors of Puerto Rico aud Bermuda and the Mayor of Vieques.
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