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  • General Christian F. Schilt (1895 - 1987)
    Christian Frank Schilt (March 19, 1895 – January 8, 1987) was one of the first Marine Corps aviators and a recipient of the United States highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. He rec...
  • General Allen H. Turnage (USMC) (1891 - 1971)
    Hal Turnage (January 3, 1891 – October 22, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps General who earned the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal while leading the 3rd Marine Division on Bougainv...
  • Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid (USN) (1888 - 1972)
    Cassin Kinkaid (3 April 1888 – 17 November 1972) was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He built a reputation as a "fighting admiral" in the aircraft carrier battles of 1942 and ...
  • General Randolph M. Pate (USMC) (1898 - 1961)
    McCall Pate (February 11, 1898 – July 31, 1961) was the twenty-first Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959.Pate was a veteran of World War II, seeing action at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and l...
  • Lieutenant General Leo D. Hermle (1890 - 1976)
    Leo David "Dutch" Hermle (June 30, 1890 – January 21, 1976) was a highly decorated officer in the United States Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general. He was a recipient of Army and Navy s...

The Banana Wars consist or are a series of wars where the U.S. invading and occupied various Caribbean and Central American countries.

  1. Spanish-American War
  2. Occupation of Nicaragua, 1912-1933 (21 years). First occupation, 1912-1925. Second occupation, 1926-1933. Depression marks U.S. troop withdrawals, 1933.
  3. Occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, 1914 (see Border War (1910-1919))
  4. Occupation of Haiti, July 28, 1915-August 1, 1934 (19 years and 4 days). a) First invasion forces disembark from U.S.S. Montana. b) 330 Marines landed at Port-au-Prince. German Empire (clandestine support, 1915-1918).
  5. Occupation of Dominican Republic, May 1916-1924 (8 years). Two companies of Marines landed from U.S.S. Prairie at Santo Domingo. Then 7 additional companies. Then U.S.S. Castine...
  6. Honduras
  7. Panama and Canal Zone
  8. British Honduras