WHITEHEAD & HOAG 1919-1920 HAITIAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
PAUL E. PIRRONE PH.M•2-C. U•S•N• FIRST PROV. BRIG. U•S•M•C•
1919-20 Haitian Campaign Medal Navy amazing engraved on the brim named Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class attached to the 1st Marine Brigade otherwise known as. Belonged to Paul E Pirrone who was a Pharmacist Mate. Amazing medal never seen one engraved. Super choice medal Served in Haitian Campaign, China WWI, and Interwar period around the world. Direct from his Estate. More of his medals will be available this week. Earlier that year, the Negro Rebellion. Had erupted throughout Cuba among former black slaves. A 1st Provisional Marine Regiment of 450 men under Colonel. Lincoln Karmany was assembled in Philadelphia. At the same time, a 2nd Provisional Marine Regiment of 750 men under Colonel James Mahoney assembled at Key West, Florida. The two regiments sailed for Cuba aboard the USS Prairie. With 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, landing at Havana. And the remainder of the force at Guantanamo. There they combined to form the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in early June under Karmany, and the United States Marines fanned out in Oriente Province. Occupying 26 towns and controlling all rail traffic in the area. The Marines protected United States sugar plantations. And El Cobre until late July when the Cuban government was able to clamp down on the revolt. Another 1st Marine Brigade. Was created once again during the Occupation of Haiti. This brigade, however, was not considered a “provisional” unit and maintained a permanent establishment in Haiti from 1915 to 1934. The 1st Marine Brigade was considered a separate unit lineage, and it was reactivated in 1941 and expanded to form the 1st Marine Division.