The First Expedition to Panama
THERE are few officers on the active and retired lists of the Marine Corps who have not, in their career, been attached to at least one of the long series of expeditions charged with the duties of restoring order, putting down revolutions, and keeping open the Panama Railroad for transit across the Isthmus in fulfillment of our treaty obligations. Not until the United States came into full control of the Isthmian Canal Zone did these conditions of revolutionary uprisings against the Columbian government cease.
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