December 1916

Service in Haiti

Volume 1, Issue 4

IMMEDIATELY following the occupation of the Philippines by the American forces in 1898, Cavite, with its outlying chain of posts, known as the Line, became the principal station of the line troops of the Marine Corps. Cavite, in time, was relegated to comparative obscurity so far as the strength of its personnel was concerned, and, shortly after the Samar campaign was ended, Olongapo held the greatest number of troops. Olongapo has yielded that honor to Guam, where now the principal strength of the Corps in the East is quartered.

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Maj Alfred A. Cunningham