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Louis M. Little

Louis McCarty Little
Born (1878-01-16)January 16, 1878
New York City, New York
Died July 16, 1960(1960-07-16) (aged 82)
Newport, Rhode Island
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1899 - 1942
Rank Major General
Commands held Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Louis McCarty Little (January 16, 1878—July 16, 1960) was the 11th Assistant to the Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Early years

Little was born January 16, 1878 in New York City, New York and after joining the Marine Corps participated in numerous conflicts including World War I, World War II and the Boxer rebellion.

By the time he retired he had achieved the rank of Major General. He died July 16, 1960 in Newport, Rhode Island and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Awards and decorations

During his military career he was awarded: China Campaign Medal (1900), Philippine Campaign Medal (1901–03), Expeditionary Medal with four bronze stars (Panama, 1903 and 1909; China, 1913–14; Haiti, 1920–21; China, 1924–27), World War I Victory Medal with Overseas Clasp, Haitian Campaign Medal (1919–20), American Defense Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Haitian Medal of Honor and Merit in the rank of "Grand Officer" with Diploma, and Haitian Medaille Milataire (1920).

See also


United States Marine Corps.
  • "Major General Louis McCarty Little, USMC". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marie Corps. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
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