The Personnel Office in the Marine Corps Expeditionary Force, 1924
DURING the World War and until the latter part of the participation therein of the Marine Corps it had been the custom to carry with the companies into the front line all of their records. This practice resulted in the loss of records carried by combat troops into the forward echelon and brought about great confusion in the effort of the administrative officers properly to settle the accounts of enlisted men who served in France.
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