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Reminiscences of Merwin H. Silverthorn : oral history, 1969

Creator: Silverthorn, Merwin H.
Project: Marine Corps project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 479 pages Sound recording: 7 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Marine Corps officer.

Scope and Contents

Family background and education; World War I duty in France; Haiti, 1923-26; General Smedley Butler; Guam, 1930-32; Naval War College; Staff, Admiral Ernest King, Pacific Fleet, 1941-43; preparations for invasion of Japan, occupations of Japan and North China; demobilization; reorganization of Marine units in Pacific; mobilization of reserves for Korea; Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps, 1949-50; Chief of Staff, Headquarters Marine Corps, 1950-52, the Clifton Cates Commandancy.


Access Conditions

Interview is in the public domain.

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