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U.S. Marine Corps
Marston received a direct commission in 1908 and participated in the Veracruz Expedition of 1914. He was deployed to Haiti rather than France during the First World War and also served in Nicaragua and China.
Marston was in command of the Marine garrison of Iceland when war broke out. He commanded 2
Marine Division from April 1942 to May 1943, but was deliberately left behind when the bulk of his division deployed to Guadalcanal. This was because the senior American leadership had decided that Guadalcanal was to become an Army operation, but Marston would have been senior to Patch.
Marson was given command of the Department of the Pacific in August
1942 and held no further operational command during the war.
||Born in Pennsylvania
||1 Advanced Base Regiment, Veracruz
||Instructor, Naval Academy
||American Legation, Nicaragua
||American Embassy, Peiping
||Commander, Marine Detachmeng, Peiping
||Commander, Marine Forces, North China
||Commander, 1 Marine Brigade
||Commander, 2 Marine Division|
||Commander, Department of the Pacific
||Commander, Camp Lejeune
Donovan (1991; accessed 2012-10-8)
Zimmerman (1949; accessed 2012-10-8)
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