Tuesday, June 11, 2013
June 10, 1898 Marines landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
June 10, 1898: The First Marine Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Robert W. Huntington, landed on the eastern side of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The next day, Lt. Herbert L. Draper hoisted the American flag on a flag pole at Camp McCalla where it flew during the next eleven days.
Guantanamo Marine Corps officers 1st Lt. Herbert L. Draper, Lt. Col. Robert W. Huntington (commander of the First Marine Battalion), and Capt. Charles L. McCawley.
For more information on the Spanish-American War, refer to the National Archives site at, http://go.usa.gov/b5se.
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