Larkin, Claude, LtGen

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Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
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1945-1946, USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Commands
Service Years
1915 - 1946

Lieutenant General


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine LtGen Claude Larkin (A.).
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Date of Passing
Nov 02, 1969
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As a boy, he spent a good bit of his time riding the range in Washington and Oregon and leter
attended the University of Washington for a short time. He was back in the saddle when he went to Chicago with a load of cattle in 1915.War in Europe had started, and he enlisted in
the Marine Corps there on 21 December.

His first duty as a Marine in WW I was aborad the USS Oklahoma,
He was aboard this ship when it was commissioned.

After a year and a half as an enlisted man, he was  selected to attend the Candidate Class
for Commission in Washington D.C. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt., 6 June 1917, and
retuned tu Cuba for duty with the famous mounted troops, the " Horse Marine. "

Between the two WW''s, Larkin served in Cuba ans Haiti, with expeditionary forces in China,
flew with an air unit base atSt. Thomas,Virgin Island, and spent considerable time at
domestic stations.
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 Unit Assignments
Marine BarracksMARDET (Afloat)Officer Candidate School (OCS) Support BnUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLMarine Security Guard (MSG)Aviation Units3rd MAW
  1915-1915, Marine Barracks
  1916-1917, MarDet USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1917-1917, Officer Candidate School (OCS) Support Bn
  1917-1918, Marine Barracks
  1918-1926, MarDet Haitian Constabulary
  1926-1927, MARDET China Relief Expedition
  1928-1930, Marine Barracks St Thomas Virgin Islands
  1930-1930, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1930-1933, Marine Barracks New London
  1933-1935, MSG Detachment Cairo, Egypt
  1934-1936, MAG-21
  1938-1942, Marine Barracks
  1943-1944, USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Operating Units*
  1944-1944, Marine Aircraft Repair Squadron (MARS)
  1944-1945, 3rd MAW
  1945-1946, USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Commands
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
 Colleges Attended
University of WashingtonNaval War College
  1913-1915, University of Washington
  1930-1930, Naval War College
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