McClellan, Edwin, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1935-1936, 0302, Marine Barracks Cavite, PI
Service Years
1907 - 1936
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Order of the Rock Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate

Lieutenant Colonel


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine LtCol Edwin McClellan.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Date of Passing
Jul 25, 1936
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Marine Recruiter Golden Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1921, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LtCol McClellan retired fromthe USMC on June30, 1934.  He returned to Philadelphia for a short time before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii.  In 1941, he moved back to Philadelphia where he lived until his death.
Other Comments:
LtCol McClellan is best remembered for being the first Director of the Historical Section, HQMC.  This would later become the Marine Corps History Division.

Edwin North (Ned) McClellan was a accomplished istorian and prolific writer.  His published works consist of more than a hundred articles and books, some of which include:
                                     The True Sandino
                                      Uniforms of the American Marines, 1775 to 1829
                                       How the Marine Band Started
                                      The United States Marine Corps in the World War
                                      Paradise of the Pacific

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)MARDET USS Wisconsin BB-64Marine BarracksMarine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
US NavyMARDET (Afloat)US Army War CollegeHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Western Recruiting Region, MCRD San Diego, Marine Corps Recruiting Command5th Marine Regiment4th Marine Regiment
  1907-1908, 0301, Basic School for Marine Officers, Philadelphia Navy Yard
  1908-1909, 0302, MARDET USS Wisconsin BB-64
  1909-1910, 0302, Marine Barracks Norfolk Naval Base (NOB), VA
  1910-1912, 0302, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1912-1913, 0302, Mounted Detachment, Legation Guard,Peking
  1913-1917, 8005, Office of the Navy Judge Advocate General, US Navy
  1917-1917, 0302, MARDET USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1917-1918, 9905, MARDET USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1918-1919, 0302, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1919-1919, 4330, US Army War College
  1919-1925, 9905, Marine Corps History and Museums
  1927-1928, 4802, Western Recruiting Region, MCRD San Diego, Marine Corps Recruiting Command
  1928-1929, 4631, 5th Marine Regiment
  1929-1930, 9905, Field Officers School, Quantico, VA
  1930-1934, 9905, Marine Corps History and Museums
  1934-1934, 9905, 1st Marine Brigade / Fort Capois Haiti
  1934-1935, 0302, 4th Marine Regiment
  1935-1936, 0302, Marine Barracks Cavite, PI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War
  1912-1926 US Occupation of Nicaragua
  1937-1938 China Service 1937-1939
 Colleges Attended
George Washington University
  1913-1916, George Washington University
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