June 1916

Relief Work in Flooded Areas

Volume 1, Issue 2

THE armed forces of the United States have been called upon, ever since their inception, to perform strike and riot duty, to establish strict quarantine guard about sections stricken with yellow fever, cholera and other epidemics, to reen force state and municipal police in protecting areas devastated by flood or fire until that duty has assumed certain well-defined methods of procedure. In foreign lands and in insular possessions the Navy and Marine Corps have had to bear the brunt of relief work incident to hurricanes, epidemics and fires.

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