November 1931

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler United States Marine Corps

Volume 16, Issue 3

John A Gray

James F Moriarty

ON October 1, 1931, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler. U. S. Marine Corps, was placed upon the retired list upon his own application after more than thirty years service, in accordance with Sections 1243 and 1622 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

This closes the active service of a distinguished officer who has figured prominently in the affairs of the Marine Corps throughout his career from second lieutenant to major general.

General Butler was born at West Chester, Pa., on July 30, 1881, the son of Thomas and Maud D. Butler.

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