August 1932

Captain John Williams, U. S. Marine Corps a Tradition

Volume 17, Issue 2

* The best traditions of our Army, Navy and Marine Corps have not always found their sources in the great wars of our nation. In our many "little wars" there have been displays of gallantry as brilliant as any of the greater conflicts. Not long ago this writer, on a visit to Nicaragua, was most forcibly reminded of the incidents he would here relate. A force of Nicaraguans-officered by marines-had been ambuscaded. The mutilated bodies of the three marines who there fell were brought to Managua for immediate burial.

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