crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia Center for Oral History Portal >

Reminiscences of Joseph C. Burger : oral history, 1969

Creator: Burger, Joseph C.
Project: Marine Corps project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 337 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
Full CLIO record >>

Biographical Note

Marine Corps officer.

Scope and Contents

Early training and assignments; China duty, 1927, 1935-37; development of amphibious warfare doctrine in early 1930s; operations planning in South Pacific, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, 1942-43; Military Secretary to General Alexander Vandegrift, 1944-46; Commanding Officer, Basic School, 1949-50; Chief of Staff, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, 1950-51, Korean War; Director of Information, Director of Reserve Headquarters, Marine Corps, 1954-56; Commanding General, Recruit Depot, Parris Island, 1956, Ribbon Creek affair; Commanding General, Camp Lejeune and 2d Marine Division, 1956-59; Marine operations in Lebanon; Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, 1959-61. United States Marine Corps operational planning, developments, personalities.


Access Conditions

Interview is in the public domain.

Using this collection

Columbia Center for Oral History

Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
801 Butler Library, Box 20
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7083


Columbia Center for Oral History