Because of restrictions in the budget for the coming year it is necessary to effect certain economies in the Reserve. The Sixth Marine Reserve Brigade is the first to feel the effect of these financial restrictions. After considerahle reflection it was decided to disband this brigade and to form a combat battalion of war strength known as the Fifth Battalion, Fleet Marine Corps Reserve. The command of this battalion was given to Major Harvey L. Miller, one of our best known Reserve officers, Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Staley having been placed in an inactive status.
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