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The 4th Marines and Soochow Creek

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The 4th Marines and Soochow Creek: The Legend and the Medal
  • by F. C. Brown, John Lelle and Roger Sullivan
    • International Grahics Corporation, Bennington, Vermont, 1980 (forerunner of Merriam Press)
      • 28 pages
      • 60 photos
      • 10 illustrations
      • 2 maps
      • notes
  • Merriam Press Military Archives Series
    • $1.99
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This work provides a detailed history of the U.S. 4th Marine Regiment from 1914 to 1942, with emphasis on its period of service in China.
     In addition, the authors have included an amusing sidelight—the story of the (unofficial) Soochow Creek Medal.
     Many of the photos have not been published before (gleaned from personal albums of Marines who were there) and depict Shanghai in peace and war.
     A must for every Marine Corps buff and veteran, it records for posterity an otherwise little-known chapter of the Marines in China.
     First edition, 1980 (originally published by International Graphics Corporation, forerunner of the Merriam Press). Only a limited quantity now available, only in soft cover saddle-stitched soft cover booklet edition. 
  • Dedication: To the Officers and Men of the 4th Marines by John A. White, Colonel, Retired, U.S. Marine Corps, author of The United States Marines in China, and himself an Old China Hand, serving at Tientsin from August 1940 and after the war started became a POW for the entire war
  • The Legend… (History of the 4th Marines in China)
  • … and the Medal (History of the Soochow Creek Medal)
  • Bibliography
The booklet arrived two days ago. Thanks very much for the quick service. This is a great addition to my USMC collection.
—Chris Stohldrier
Sgt., USMC, 1962 - 1968 - Now

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