October 1997

The Senior Marine of Hong Kong

Volume 80, Issue 10

She had visited more ports of call along the rim of the Mediterranean Sea in the 1930s than most of today's Marine expeditionary units do over a series of three to four deployments. She had traveled more than 200,000 miles prior to World War II, twice around the world, and had seen the Axis powers of Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy start to flex their muscles well before accepting a commission in the Marine Corps in 1943.

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George E Hijar