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Hunt, LeRoy Philip (1892-1968)


Photograph of LeRoy P. Hunt

USMC

Hunt was selected to participate in the Grand Conference that reviewed the Tentative Manual for Landing Operations in December 1933. He later led 5 Marine Regiment at Guadalcanal. However, he was one of the officers sent back to the mainland by Vandegrift when a call came for cadre for new formations in September 1942. Though Hunt was an old friend of Vandergrift, it was widely believed by other Marine officers that Vandegrift selected those officers for cadre he felt had not measured up.

Hunt commanded 2 Marine Division from June 1945 and led the division in its occupation duties in Japan following the surrender.

Service record

1892-3-17     

Born at Newark, New Jersey
1917-3-16
Second lieutenant    
Commissioned in Marine Corps. Assigned to Marine Barracks, Norfolk
1917
First lieutenant

1917
Captain
5 Marine Regiment, France
1919-7
Major
Recruiting officer, Portland
1924-6

Commander, Marine Detachment, BB Maryland
1929

Field Officers' Course
1930-6

Nicaragua
1935-6
Lieutenant colonel
Matanuska Colonization Project, Alaska
1938

Naval War College
1939-5

BB California
1941-2

2 Marine Division
1940-1
Colonel

1941-7

Commander, 5 Marine Regiment
1942-9
Brigadier general
Assistant commander, 2 Marine Division
1944-2
Major general

1945-6-23

Commander, 2 Marine Division
1946

Commander, I Corps, Japan
1947-1

Commander, Department of the Pacific, San Francisco
1949-7
Lieutenant general
Commander, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic
1951-7-1
General
Retires
1968-2-8     

Dies at San Francisco

References

Rottman (2002)

Smith (2000)

United States Marine Corps History Division (accessed 2008-9-27)

Venzon (2003)



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