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A brief history of the 10th Marines by David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and

By David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division

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He took the road we had taken and did not find us. He back-tracked and took the old Telegraph Road. He did not find us and searched another road. At 1700 he found us camped on the Ellipse in Washington where we had arrived at 1600. All vehicles were present except one tractor whith had broken down and which came into camp by 1800. 65 A 75mm field gun of the 3d Brigade is loaded on board the USS Henderson at Tentsin, China. The brigade was returning from a one-year China tour. The 10th Marine Regiment passes in review at Tientsin, as part of a full schedule of field meets, equip- ment displays, and drills.

The heaviest load weighed 248 pounds, the lightest 210 pounds. A "Professional Notes" article in the Marine Corps Gazette reported: In the experiments conducted at Quantico a complete section was landed from each boat without the aid of a ramp, assembled and placed in travel position, drawn 150 yards inland and laid for firing in an average time of thir- teen minutes per section after the boats were beached. Ammunition was carried in Cole carts. The cart was put ashore empty and then loaded by hand from the boat.

Companies were redesignated as batteries. The new batteries, however, remained numbered in the previous random sequence, not lettered. The most important exercise of 1925 was the joint Army-Navy-Marine Corps maneuver held in the vicinity of the island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. This exercise simulated an attack on Oahu by a large overseas force and, as such, tested Army defenses and Navy-Marine Corps amphibious doctrine and abilities. The forces from Quantico scheduled to participate as part of the attacking force in the exercise were grouped in the 1st Provisional Battalion.

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