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

 - Class of 1975

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Page 7 text:

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 and “H” shaped buildings on the right are 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 JOSEPH C. EEC AN, JR., USMC COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH C. FKGAN. JR. twice winner of the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action, was commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant in July 1942. He has commanded the Marine Corps Recruit Depot since Februarx 1973. During World War II. he saw combat as an artillery battery commander with the 4th Marine Division in the Marshall Islands. Marianas. Iwo Jima and earned his first Silver Star Medal during the capture of Saipan. After the war. he served at Camp Pendleton. California, completed artillery courses in Washington. D.C.. and at Quantko. Va., was an instructor at the Naval Gunfire School. Coronado. Calif., and served on Guam for over a year. Captain Fegan joined the oth Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton. Calif., in 1950. and deployed with that unit to Korea. He was wounded in action in August 1950 Following hospitalization, he returned to his unit until March 1951. During his service in Korea, he won his second Silver Star Medal. He returned to the United States and served as executive officer of 1st Recruit Training Battalion, here. Later. Major Fegan served nearly two vears with the NROTC Unit at Yale University before becoming an instructor at the Officer Basic School. Quantico. Va. Promoted to lieutenant colonel in May 1957. and to colonel in September 1964. he served in a varietx of staff and command capacities both in the United States and overseas l efore returning to Washington. DC’, where he completed the National War College in June 1966. Colonel Fegan's next assignment was in the Republic of Vietnam where he served as the Deputy. Combat Operations Center. U.S. Military Assistance Command. In July 1967. he became Marine Corps Liaison Officer. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Washington. D.C. Later that year, he was reassigned as Commanding Officer. Marine Barracks. Washington. D.C. He was advanced to Brigadier General in September 1968. and was assigned as Assistant Division Commander. 2nd Marine Division, and then as Commanding General. Force Troops. Fleet Marine Force. Atlantic. He was promoted to his present rank in Decem-Iht 1971. and commanded the 3rcl Marine Division until January 1972.

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