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Kentucky MarineMajor General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC$

David J. Bettez

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144573

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144573.001.0001

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(p.271) Appendix Key Dates in the Life of Major General Logan Feland, USMC

(p.271) Appendix Key Dates in the Life of Major General Logan Feland, USMC

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1869, August 18

Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky


Graduates from Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Serves in Third Kentucky Regiment during Spanish-American War

1899, July 1

Appointed first lieutenant, USMC

1899, December

Arrives in Manila, Philippines

1902, March

Ordered to Annapolis, Maryland, to oversee construction of Marine Barracks

1903, July

Promoted to captain

1903, December

Sent on expedition to Panama

1904, November

Assigned as instructor at School of Application, Annapolis

1905, May

Posted to study submarine mining at Torpedo School, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

1905, December

Assigned to command Marine Guard on USS Massachusetts

1906, October-December

Sent on expedition to Cuba

1907, February 14

Marries Katherine Cordner Heath in New York City

1907, March

Assigned to command Marine Guard on USS Minnesota and participates in Great White Fleet, sailing around South America to U.S. West Coast

1910, July

Assigned as instructor at Advanced Base School, New London, Connecticut

1911, March

Sent on expedition to Cuba

1911, July

Moves to Advanced Base School's new headquarters in Philadelphia

1912, May

Sent on expedition to Cuba

1913, February

Sent on expedition to Cuba

1914, January

As captain of mining company, participates in advanced base exercise at Culebra, Puerto Rico

1914, April

Participates in occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico


Serves in Advanced Base Force at Philadelphia

1916, September

Promoted to major and serves as head of Philadelphia Military Training Camp

1917, March

Promoted to lieutenant colonel

1917, May

Sails to France on SS Baltic with General

Pershing's advance party

1917, June

Becomes second in command of Fifth Regiment in France

1918, June

Participates in Battle of Belleau Wood

1918, July

Promoted to colonel and assumes command of Fifth Regiment in France

1918, July-November

Commands Fifth Regiment in battles at Soissons, Saint-Mihiel, and Blanc Mont and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive

1919, March

Temporarily appointed brigadier general

1919, December

Assumes command of Second Provisional Brigade in Dominican Republic

1920, December

Becomes director of the Division of Operations and Training, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

1921, March

Appointed permanent brigadier general

1923, July

Appointed Assistant to the Commandant

1925, August

Appointed commander, East Coast Expeditionary Force, Quantico, Virginia


Serves as commander of Eastern Mail Guard

1927, March

Sent to Nicaragua to command Second Brigade

1927, August

Returns to United States to command Marine Barracks, Parris Island, South Carolina

1928, January

Returns to Nicaragua to command Second Brigade

1928, April

Returns to United States from Nicaragua

1929, July

Sent to command Department of the Pacific in San Francisco, California

1929, November

Appointed major general

1930, July

Candidate for Commandant, USMC

1933, September

Retires from USMC

1936, July 17

Dies in Columbus, Ohio

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