Army & Navy: Marines' Loss

Outside the Marine Corps, beyond the small group of those who watch the careers of great soldiers, Major General Charles Dodson Barrett was little known. In Washington, where he served as head of the Division of Plans & Policies, his name was seldom on the guest lists of the society pages. But within the Corps he was known as a brilliant staff officer and field commander. Many thought him the ablest officer in the Marines.

Last month, without headlines, General Barrett took over one of the Marines' biggest jobs in the Pacific. Last...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!