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Central America, 1916-1933

The US Government dispatched a small force of marines to stabilize certain governments and maintain order in countries such as Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Three Citadel alumni are known to have lost their lives in battle while supporting those elected governments.

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ClassRank, Name, UnitBattleDeath Date
1916 Click here to view a larger version.2/Lt. James Karl Bolton (USMC) KIA, San Pedro de Mancoris, Dominican Republic January 10, 1917
1916 Click here to view a larger version.Maj. William Byrd (USMC) KIA, Esteli, Nicaragua March 9, 1928
1917 Click here to view a larger version.1/Lt. Richard G. Howard (USMC) KIA, Yuma, Dominican Republic August 14, 1919
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