By David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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In mid-February, the 4th Regi- post was named after BGen Littleton W". T. JVaIler, who died during the biigade c service in China. Marine Corps Historical Collection ment arrived in Shanghai from San Diego. The situation did not improve and the decision was made to put an entire Marine brigade in China under command of General Butler. On 28 March, the greatly augmented 1st Battery commanded by Captain Joseph I. Nettekoven was redesignated 1st Battery, 10th Regiment, Separate Marine Artillery and left Quantico by rail for San Diego.
To 17,165 only 18 months later was challenging enough. " than 20,000. S. mail, cruise on bat- strength, the Corps found itself allocating increasingly more manpower to units centered about new techniques and equipment. Aircraft, tanks, motor transport, and wireless communications had demonstrated their value in World War I and were here to stay. Unsettled conditions in several of the Caribbean "banana" republics would require the presence of tleships, and refight four Civil War battles. It would serve on both coasts, in China, the Caribbean, and St.
Patiently awaiting our time to get into the big scrap on the other side. From all reports at hand we will be over in time to . At present there are no odds, betting being about even, as to whether we shall eat Christmas dinner here or in France. " - onel Dunlap reported to General Headquarters, AEF, on 17 October 1918, two facts were clear: the end of war was rapidly approaching and the Army November 1918— ". When General Pershing leads in grand review up Fifth Avenue the returning victorious troops, the thought that we were not 'over there' will be unbearable .
A brief history of the 10th Marines by David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division