Army & Navy - MARINES: Back Again

In 1899 William George Rolph, visiting in Philadelphia, heard of trouble in the Philippines. He postponed his return to his home in London, joined the U.S. Army, saw action in Panay, then fought the Moros in Mindanao.

Last week Marine Corps public-relations officers turned up Rolph in San Francisco. Close to his 67th birthday, he is a gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps.

Between 1899 and 1944 William George Rolph had put in a lot of time with U.S. forces. In 1911 he enlisted in the Marines, landed at Pekin and Shanghai...

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