Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Yearbook (San Diego, CA)

 - Class of 1968

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COLONELJAMES W. DONNELL COMMANDING OFFICER, RECRUIT TRAINING REGIMENT COLONKL JAMKS W. DONNELL, a veteran of more than 27 years of service in the Marine Corps, enlisted in the Marine Corps in February, 1941, and participated in action against the Japanese enemy in the Pacific at Guadalcanal, aboard ship during the battle at the ('oral Sea, and in island raids in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. Commissioned a second lieutenant in May, 1943, he server! with the 4th Marine Division as an infantry platoon commander at Kwajalein Atoll and Saipan. He suffered wounds at Saipan and spent seven months recovering in the Naval Hospital at Pearl Harbor. In 1945, Colonel Donnell was transferred to the Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, Va., where he served as an instructor at the Basic School. He was also assigned as Executive Officer of an infantry company, the 1st Special Marine Brigade at Quantico, and later Camp Lejeune. He was transferred overseas in October, 1946 to the Marine Barracks at Samar in the Philippines as Operations Officer. He was promoted to captain in June, 1948 and later that same year returner! to the L’niter! States and assumed command of an infantry company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, Camp Lejeune. As a major, he served with the Marines in Korea as Pro- vost Marshal for the 1 st Marine Division during 1954-55. Colonel Donnell returned to the United States and became the Regimental S-3 (Operations and Training), 5th Marines, Camp Pendleton, a position he held until 1957. Among his many varied duty stations since then are: Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.; Advisor to the Venezuelan Marine Corps in Venezuela; Instructor. Combined Arms Dept, at the Army Artillery School, Fort Sill, Okla., and Regimental Executive Officer and Battalion Commander in the 2nd Marine Division,Camplx jeune. N.C. Col. Donnell has attended the Amphibious Warfare School at Ouantico and has taken a Spanish language Course at the United States Naval School. Washington, D.C. From 1957 to 1960, he attended the University of Maryland where he majored in Nlilitary Science. He was also a student at the Armed Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. The colonel served 13 months with the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam as Deputy Director of the Combat Operations ('enter, prior to assuming command of the Recruit Training Regiment at this Depot on August 16, 1968.



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