November 1935

A Marine Post on the Desert

Volume 19, Issue 4

Melvin M Johnson Jr

* Hawthorne, Nevada! How many Marines know what the name stands for? Not many, and we ranked with the majority, when our orders reached us in Long Beach, sending us to the Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada! About the only information we could glean of our future home was the fact that we were going to be bored to death and roasted by hot winds on a desert at 4.500 feet above sea level.

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