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US Marine in World War I

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By Ed and Catherine Colbert (Eds.) (ills by Jonny Shumate) 64 page Osprey Publishing’s Warrior series US Marine in World War I offers a useful initiation into the history, recruitment, composition, armament and actions of the US Marine Corps in the Great War. Whilst it is never popular to rehearse the view that the threat of American manpower an…


12 June 1918 : Pvt William Keith Ross

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William enlisted into the US Marine Corps at Cincinnati, Ohio on 29 December 1917. Trained at Parris Island and Quantico, he embarked for overseas service in April 1918 and saw service with the 1st Infantry Division in France. William was killed in action during the battles for Belleau Wood on 12 June 1918 and he was buried at Lucy le Bois, Aisne …


14 June 1917 : John Francis McCarthy

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John was a salesman prior to enlisting into the US Marine Corps in New York on 25 January 1910. After four years service, he re-enlisted at San Francisco on 31 January 1914 at served on the USS Massachusetts and the USS Denver before becoming part of the American Expeditionary Force to Nicaragua. John was killed in an automobile accident at Oaklan…