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DEPOT PANORAMA. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, as seen from the air. The large structure in the foreground is the Administration Building; the Quonsct huts on the right arc recruit barracks. Center is the gigantic parade ground. The Depot s 482 acres comprise one of the "show places” of the Marine Corps.
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MAJOR GENERAL LOWELL E. ENGLISH, USMC COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT
MAJOR GENERAL LOWELL E. ENGLISH, a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam action against communist forces, assumed command of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. California, on February 14. 1967.
Born July 8, 1915 in Fairkury, Nebraska, he was graduated from the University of Nebraska with an AB degree in 1938, and was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant that July.
Prior to World War II. he served aboard the L’SS NEVADA. then here as a recruit training officer land platoon leader, and later with the 7th Defense Battalion. As a member of the 3d Marine Division, he took part in combat on Guadalcanal; Bougainville; Guam, where he earned the Bronze Star Medal as a battalion executive officer; and Iwo Jima, where he earned the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart Medal while commanding the 2d Battalion. 21st Marines.
Ordered to Korea in January 1953, the same month he completed the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, he earned a second Legion of Merit with combat "V‘ as
Commanding Officer. 3d Battalion, and Regimental Executive Officer, 1st Marines, respectively. In July 1953, he was named Liaison Officer to the U.S. 8th Army.
Returning to the United States, he served as Chief of Staff. Recruit Training Command. San Diego; commanded the Training and Test Regiment and the Basic School, respectively, at Marine Corps Schools, Quantico; completed the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks. Pennsylvania, in 1961; and served for two years in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs.
General English served in London, England, as Chief of Staff for the Commander in Chief. U.S. Naval Forces. Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (CINCNELM). In January, 1964, he was assigned as Deputy Chief of the Plans Directorate, J-5, L’.S. Strike Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
In December 1965, he reported to Vietnam where he served as Assistant Division Commander, 3d Marine Division. until ordered to assume command of this Recruit Depot
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