May 1935

Firsts in France

Volume 19, Issue 2

* Shortly after the war I began to collect data covering details that are normally lost in war histories, the "firsts to happen." A few days ago I ran across these notes and forwarded them to the GAZETTE in the hope that others that I have not recorded will be in turn forwarded by others to the GAZETTE. We are all familiar with the story of the first shell fired by an American battery overseas. Such a story has human interest. The future historian of the Marine Corps may find it well worthwhile to incorporate similar stories.

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