May 1931

We Leave the Virgin Islands

Volume 15, Issue 5

Over fourteen years of garrisoning the Virgin Islands came to an end this year of 1931 for the American Marines.

Many Marines visited the Virgin Islands during the Old Twenties when the Navy and Marines were wiping out piracy in the West Indies and Caribbean. In February of 1825 the Marines of the Grampus assisted in subduing a destructive fire which broke out in Saint Thomas.

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Frank E Evans