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U.S. Marine Corps Commander Denies Any Marines Have Been Sent to Palestine

January 12, 1948
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Maj. Gen. Clifton B. Cates, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, speaking here today, denied that any marines were being sent to Palestine. He said that the recent dispatch of 1,000 marines to the Mediterranean was merely a “routine” operation.

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