AUBURN UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES
Guide to the Franklin A. Hart Papers, RG 025
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2003
0.6 cubic feet; 1500 items
Number of Boxes:
2 Letter Doc Boxes
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Lieutenant General Franklin Augustus Hart, whose long and
colorful military career dates back to service with the National Guard on the Mexican border in 1916. He
served for more than 37 years as a Marine Corps officer and had served in both World Wars and on
expeditionary duty in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Haiti.
He served in England with the staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten when the United States entered
World War 11 and was specially commended by the admiral for his part in the Dieppe operation of July,
Later, while commanding the 24th Marines Regimental Combat Team in the Pacific theater, he won the Navy
Cross at Kwajalein and the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" at Saipan and Tinian. He then served as
assistant commander of the 4th Marine Division at Iwo Jima winning the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V"
in that capacity. He was awarded the Navy Cross citation, for heroism at Roi-Namur on February 1 and 2,
The general was born on September 16 1894, at Cuthbert, Georgia, and was a resident of Eufalfa, Alabama.
While attending Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn he was A member of the varsity football, track
and soccer teams. He graduated in 1915 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering and the
following year served with the National Guard on the Mexican border during the Pancho Villa disturbances.
General Hart was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant on April 6, 1917 and during World War I he
served on sea duty from August 1917, to September, 1918, as commander of the Marine Detachment aboard
the USS Vermont. He arrived in France a few weeks before the end of the war, and after commanding
a company with the Machine Gun-Battalion, 5th Marine Brigade, he was assigned to duty with the U. S.
Army. He returned to the United States in August 1919, and after serving briefly at Quantico, Virginia,
he sailed for the Dominican Republic in October, 1919. There he was District Commander of the city of
Santo Domingo (now Ciudad Trujillo).
Returning from the Dominican Republic in November, 1921,the general was stationed at Quantico and the
Marine Barracks at Washington, D.C., before entering the Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia in
October, 1923. He graduated in May, 1924, and for the next two years was an instructor in the Marine
Corps Basic School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He then served another tour of sea duty from June,
1926, to July 1928, commanding the Marine Detachments aboard the USS Seattle, the USS
Milwaukee and the USS Rochester, He commanded the Milwaukee's detachment ashore in Nicaragua
from February to June, 1927, and the Rochester's detachment in that country from February to July, 1928.
He returned to the United States in August, 1928.
In August, 1930, after service at Norfolk, Virginis, and duty as an instructor in the Company Officers'
Course at Quantico, General Hart began a four-year tour of duty in Haiti. There, he was a company and
district commander with the Constabulary Detachment of the Garde d'Haiti until May, 1933, when he was
named Assistant Chief of Staff of the Garde d' Haiti. He returned to the United States in August, 1934,
and after completing the Senior Course in the Marine Corps Schools, at Quantico, he reported to Marine
Corps Headquarters at Washington, in June, 1935. At Headquarters during the next three years, he served
in the War Plans Section of the Division of Operations and Training, later becoming officer in charge Of
The general entered the Army War College at Washington in August, 1938. He graduated in June, 1939, and
was ordered to the Marine Corps Base at San Diego, California, where he was Chief of the Planning Section
and a battalion commander with the 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. He served in the latter capacity
until May, 1941. The following month he reported to the American Embassy in London as Assistant Naval
Attache. That September he was made a Special Naval Observer with ad- ditional duty as an instructor in
amphibious warfare on the staff of Admiral Mountbatten, Chief of Combined Operations (British). He was
promoted to colonel a week before the United States entered World War II, and in October, 1942 he
returned to the United States for duty as Chief of the Future Plans Section on the Staff of the
Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet.
From Washington, General Hart was ordered to Camp Pendleton, California, where he took command of the
24th Marines in June, 1943. With that regiment which was part of the 4th Marine Division, he sailed for
the Pacific theater in January, 1944. Upon his promotion to brigadier general in August, 1944, he became
Assistant Commander of the 4th Marine Division. He served in that capacity until September 1945 when he
returned to Washington for duty at Marine Corps Headquarters.
During the next year the general served successively at Headquarters as Director of Reserve, Director of
Public Information and Director of Personnel. He was named Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit
Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina, in October, 1946. Two months later he was promoted to major
general. He remained at Parris Island until he was named Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Division
and the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in January, 1948.
In July, 1950, General Hart was named Commandant of the Marine Corps Schools at Quantico. He was promoted
to lieutenant general the following February and in January, 1952.
In addition to the Navy Cross, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal, the general's medals and
decorations include the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with one bronze star; the Navy Unit
Commendation Ribbon; the Mexican Border Service Medal; the World War I Victory Medal with Atlantic Fleet
Clasp and Maltese Cross; the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars the Second Nicaraguan
Campaign Medal; the American Defense Service Medal with Base clasp; the American Area Campaign Medal; the
European-African-Middle Eastern Area Campaign Medal with one bronze star; the Asiatic-Pacific Area
Campaign Medal with three bronze stars- the World War 11 Victory Medal- the National Defense Service'
Medal; the Haitian Order of HO'nor and Merit; the Haitian Distinguished Service Medal and the Haitian
Brevet of Merit with Diploma.
His honors also include an LLD degree presented to him by his alma mater in June, 1953.
September 16, 1894-- Born at Cuthbert., Georgia. Moved with family to Eufaula, Alabama at very early
1915-- Graduated from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute
April 6. 1917-- Appointed a Second Lieutenant in USMC, four months later appointed to the rank of
October, 1917-- Promoted to the rank of Captain.
September., 1918--m Transferred from sea duty where had been Commanding Officer of Marine Detachment
aboard the USS Vermont.
October, 1918-- Sailed for France as Commanding Officer, Company "B", Machine Battalion, Fifth
Brigade, Camp Pontanagen, Brest, France.
July, 1919-- Returned to United States, assigned Marine Barracks, Quantico., Va.
September, 1919-- District Commander of Santo Domingo City Now Trujillo
City), duty with Guardia Nacional Dominicana.
December, 1921-- Commanding Officer, 77th Machine Gun Company, Second
Battalion, 5th Marines, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Va.
October, 1920-- Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. as Adjutant
October, 1923-- Student at Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
May, 1924-- Marine Barracks, Philadephial Instructor, at Marine Corps Basic School.
June, 1926-- Command of Marine Detachment aboard USS Seattle.
January, 1927-- Command of Marine detachment aboard the USS Rochester.
February, 1927-- Command of Marine Detachment aboard USS Milwaukee During this duty he served
ashore with a landing force in Nicaragua, negotiating the Surrender of rebel General Francisco Cabullo.
June, 1927-- Commander Marine detachment aboard USS Rochester. During latter part of touragian
ashore in Nacaragua
August, 1928-- Marine Barracks, Norfolk. Marine barracks Quantico, as
instructor at Company Officers Courses Marine Corps School.
August, 1930-- Company Commander and district commander with Constabulary Detachment, Garde d'Haiti,
Mays 1933-- Named Assistant Chief of Staff Garde d'Haitio headquarters, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
July, 1934-- Senior course, Marine Corps School at Quantico as a student. Promoted to the rank of
June, 1935-- Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D. C., in War Plans Section, Division of
Operations and Training.
July, 1936-- Appointed as Lt. Colonel
October., 1937-- Made Officer in Charge, War Plans Section
September, 1938-- Army War College, Washington, D. C.
June., 1939-- Chief of Planning Section, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California.
July, 1940-- Commanding Officer., First Battalion, Eight Marines, 2nd Mar. Div.
June, 1941-- Member of a special planning staff and attached to the American
Embassy in London as Assistant Naval Attache.
September, 1941-- Special Naval Observer and additional duty on staff of
Chiefs Combined Operations (British) as instructor in amphibious warfare,
December, 1941-- Appointed to the rank of Colonel
July, 1942-- Participated in the Dieppe Operation, receiving special commendation by Lord Louis
October, 1942-- Member of the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet., Navy Department,
Washington., D. C., as Chief of Future Plans Section.
June, 1943-- Command 24th Marine Regiment, Fourth Marine Division. During this time led the Regiment
in the attack on Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoil, Marshall Islands. (Awarded the Navy Cross), Saipan and
Tinian, Marianas Islands (Legion of Merit)
August 1944-- Appointed a Brigadier General-- Served as Assistant
Division Commander of 4th Marine Divison, Includes Iwa Jima action (Bronze Star)
September, 1945-- Director, Division of Reserve, Headquarters Marine
Corps., Washington, D. C.
January, 1946-- Director, Division of Public Information
June, 1946-- Represented the U. S. Marine Corps at His Majesty's Victory Celebration, London, England
July, 1946-- Director of Personnel
October, 1946-- Marine Corps Recruit Depoto Paris Island, as Commanding General of Post
December, 1946-- Appointed a Major General
January, 1948-- Commanding General, Marine Barracks, Second Marine Division, Commanding General,
Marine Barracks, Camp Lejeune, N. C.
July., 1948-- Designated U. S. Naval and Marine Corps representative at Stretegical and Tactical
Seminar at Benelux Council, Staff College, Camberley, England.
July, 1950-- Commandant Marine Corps Schools at Quantico., Virginia
February, 1951-- Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General
July., 1951-- Personally invited by George VI as guest of the British Govemnment to ceremony in St.
Paul's Cathedral. Ganeral Eisenhower presented a memorial volume containing names of all American service
personnel who lost their lives in the United Kingdom during World War II.
January, 1952-- Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
July, 1954-- Retired from active duty with the Corps with rank of General.
Scope and Content:
Collection contains military papers such as correspondence, orders,
appointments, citations, commendations, promotions, maps of stations, and documentation on Operation
Flintlock, and the Pacific Theater during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Also contains personal
papers such as biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, and Auburn University about
an honorary degree awarded to Hart in 1953; photographs; speeches and lectures; newspaper clippings.
I. Awards, Citations, Commendations and Promotions
1. Appointment to Captain, USMC 21/4/20
2. Commendation for work done in Chinandega,
Nicaragua and negotiations with "Cabulla" by Logan Feland, Aug 8. 1927
3. Certificate from Field Officers' School, June, 1930
4. Commission as Captain in Hitian Garde, 14 Aug 1930
5. Commendation for duty during the legislative elections in Haiti from Dept. C;ommanders, Military
Department of the West. 5 Nov 1930
6. Citation conferring the Presidential Medal of Merit (Republic of Nicaragua) on Hart Dec 1932
7. Haitian Distinguished Service Medal Citation, Aug 14, 1933
8. Commendation for Monograph of Haiti 1932 by Hart from D.C. McDougal, Maj. Gen. Commandant USMC, 6
9. Appointment as Major, USMC, 13 Oct 1934, effective 29 May 1934
10. Appointment as Lt. Colonel, USMC, 3 July 1936, effective 30 June 1936
11. Commendation for service which Hart rendered in Haiti for which he was decorated, letter from L.
Little, Acting Major General Commandant, 31 July 1936
12. Citation conferring Navy Cross, 1944
13. Citation conferring Legion of Merit, 1944
14. Resolution by Auburn Fall, 1945
15. Certificate of Naval Order of the U.S. March 17, 1947
16. Certificate of The Navy League of the U.S. Oct 27, 1948
17. Certificate of completion of Staff Officer orientation Course April 14 1950
18. Telegram from Commandant USMC giving Hart Lt. General rank Dec 30, 1951
19. Blue and Grav Association Membership Certificate, Nov 17, 1951
20. Letter pertaining to United Nations Medal Dec 11, 1952
21. Certificate of Honorable and Satisfactory Service in World War II,
1 Aug 1954
22. Letter from Shephard re: gratification for Kart's services for which he received Order of
Military, Merit Taiguk with Silver Star Medal.
II. Biographical Material - 3 items
III. Clippings - 27 items
IV. Military Papers
A. Incoming Letters A-Z
1. Letter from Bernard Baruch re: visit to Quantico., November 3, 1950
B. Outgoing Military 1927-1954 [Partial listing]
2. Letter from R. C. Bakeley re: Hart's Nicaraguan Medal July 7, 1933
3. Two letters from Clifton Cates (Commandant of the Marine Corps) re: newspaper articles
concerning Marine Corps and Marine Aviation - April 28, 1949
4. Letter from Chiang Kai-Shek, President, Republic
of China re: additional armament for Chinese Marine Corps, June 11, 1952
5. Letter from Major General Chow Yu-hwan., Commandant,
Chinese Marine Corps. 3 letters. re: reorganization of troops., MDAP equipment, TTT program
6. Letter from R. H. Fogler, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. re: visit to Kaneohe. Oct 23, 1953
7. Letter from Jonkheer H. A. van Foreest, Rear Admirals, Netherland R.N., re: expressing Prince
Bernhard of the Netherland's appreciation of hospitiality when he visited Quantico. Dee 20, 1951
8. Letter from William C. Foster,, Deputy Secretary of
Defense re: celebration of 176th birthday of Marine Corps Nov 10, 1951
9. Letter from Douglas Southall Freeman re: Hartis visit to Freeman Oct 9, 1951
10. Letter from Thomas S. Gateis., Under Secretary-of the Navy, re: visit to Kaneohe June 10., 1954
11. Letter from James C. Hagerty, Frees Secretary to Dwight
D. Eisenhower re: Eisenhower's appreciation at hospitality shown on his visit to Hawaii Dec 29, 1952
12. Letter from Rodolfo Espinoso re: establishment of neutral zones in Nicaragua Dec 1926
13. Letter from Oren E. Long, Governor of Hawaii re: civilian- military relationships in Hawaii Feb
14. Letter from Vice Admiral Ka Chi-Chuang, Commander-in-Chief., Chinese Navy, re: Chinese Navy and
Marines June 28, 1952. Three letters.
15. Letter from Louis Montbatten re: opening of U.S. Services Recreational Center, Inspection of
Marines; Dieppe Report 1942
16. Pate, R. McC., Maj. Gen. USMC, March, 1954 two letters
re: Army testing marine units in training or inspection
17. Pollocko E. A., Maj. Gen. USMC Sept, 1952-Feb 1953 (Commanding General First Marine Division.,
Korea) 4 letters re: concern about extended front, activity on ground,
air supports inter-service reluions, visiting congressmen, bad luck with observer planes, includes sumary
of activity in September with detailed statement of Lt. John G. Wardon activities on combat outpost Bruce
during 5-7 September 1952, also maps; silmma ies last three attacks during period 26 Oct - 1 Nov and
ikaps; daylight raids, defensive positions
18. Riseley, Brig. Gen. USMO Third Marine Division, 1953, 1954, 1956
19. Schilt, Maj. Gen. USMC 3 items 1953, 1954
20. Selden, J. T. Major General USMC 2 items 1952, with First Marine Division re: "Marine
operations July and August, 1952, rotation of officers in Korea."
21. Shepherd, Lemuel C., Jr. Lt. General UTMC Nov 1951-1954, 20 items, 12 Nov 1951 re: Helpful
briefing on details relating to Hart's assumption of FMF, Pacific as Commanding General
21 Nov 1951 re: plans Hart's reporting as CG FMF Pac 29 July 1952 (Shepherd Commandant of Corps) re:
Pollock as Selden's relief in Korea as Comanding General First Marine Division
6 Oct 1952 re: Pleased after inspection of Hart's command
2 Jan 1953 re: controversy over Senator McCarty's W.W. II awards, Gen. Schilt's assignment to El Toro as
CG., Air PMF Pac., retention of 3rd Division units at Pendleton and 29 Palms instead of deployment to
Hawaii at this time
31 Jan 1953 re: gives Hart permission to go to Auburn to receive honorary degree
7 Feb 1953 re: note inclosed with letter to be delivered General Van Fleet
10 Feb 1953 Staff changes
21, March 1953 re: Hart's retention on active list
7 May 1953 re: tentative assignment plans
31 Dee 1953, 24 Feb 1954, 7 March 1954, 15 March 1954 - all relating to General Staff future assignments
and retirement plans
29 March 1954 re: Hart's retention on active list
2 June 1954 re: Hart's physical and retirement
14 July, 1954 re: Hart's physical and retirement
23 July 1954 re: regrets at Hart's retirement
22. Shin, Hyon Zoon, Commandant, Republic of Korea Marine Corps re: Hart s revisit to Korea, 31 July
re: Shin'B visit to Hawaii and the US Marine's help to the Republic of Korea's Marines 5 Jan 1953
re: Hart's retirement, Sept 20 1954
23. Shu-ming Wang, Lt. Gen, Chinese Air Force, Commanding re: Shu-ming's visit to Hawaii 21 Aug
1952 re: Hart's visit to Taiwan, 9 April 1953
24. Smith, Holland M. General USMC re: Smith helping Hart, 4 Feb 1946 re: Letter to William
Patterson concerning an honorary degree for Hart, 18 April 1952
re: thanks for-birthday greeting and seeing F.A. Hart, Jr., April 22, 1955
25. Sohn., Won Yil, Chief of Naval Operations, Korea, RE: Sohn's visit to Hawaii, 12 Jan 1955
26. Stetson, Richard H., re: Hart's comments on WW II for a "Personal history" of WW II
27. Stump, Felix, Admiral, Comander-in-Chief Pacific and US Pacific Fleet re: complimentary letter
about Stump and Hart from Admiral Carney, 1 April 1954
re: postponing dinner with Hart
28. Sugden, Lt. Gen. C.S. Commander British Forces in Hong Kong Re: Gen Pepper's visit to Hong
Kong, 13 July 1954
29. Tavler, Maxwell D., Lt. Gen. Commanding General 8th Army and plans for Marine Division, 22
30. Tong-lao, TSY, Consmi-General of Republic of China Re: thanks for hospitality during Madame
Chiang's visit to Hawaii, Aug 22, 1952
31. Truman, Harry S., re: thanks for photograph, April 24, 1953
32. Vandegrift, A.A. General USMC re: Hart's not being recommended for retirement, 22 April 1946
33. Whaley, K. H., re: President F.D. Roosevelt's death May 5, 1945
34. Woods, L.E., Commanding General, re-biography enclosed digest of public information, May
1. Berkeley., General re: Nicaraguan medal, service recommended for Sept 23, 1932
C. Official Papers
2. Montbatten, Vice Admiral, Director of Combined Operations re; congratulations on promotion and
recent commissions, 26 March 1942
3. Cates, Clifton, re: Hart's new job assignment 28 Sept 1945 re: Cates' new Job assignment and
4. Schmidt,, Maj. Gen. Harry A., Commanding General, Headquarters 5th Amphibious Corps; re:
McComick's reassignment to Hart, 12 Dee 1945
5. Hewitt, Admiral Henry K, Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, re: Hart's trip to London to attend
Victory Celabration, 14 May 1946 re: thanks for hospitality shown art while in London, 10 July 1946
6. Brooks, Lt. Gen R.A.D. Commandant Roval Marines re: thanks for hospitality shown Hart while in
London, 10 July 1946
7. Windsor, Duchess of., re: thanks for luncheon and visit, 15 July 1946
8. Wildman-Lushington, Maj. Gen. G.E., Chief of Combined Operations Staff re: thanks for hospitality
shown while in London, 13 June 1950
9. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Norway, re., invitation to visit Quantico 15 Nov 1950
10. Lord Fakenham, First Lord of the Admiralty re: thanks for luncheon at Admiralty while in London
25 July 1951
11. Shepherd, Lt. Gen. Lemuel C., Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific re: chief of
staff for Hart, 16 Nov 1951 re: recommendation by Stewart, report an Hart's visit to Far East May 16, 1952
12. Ma Chi-Chuang, Vice Admiral, Commander-in-Chief, Chinese navy re: Hart's visit to Naval Baseat
Tsoying, strides made in Chinese Navy and Marine Corps, 20 May 1952
13. Chow, Major Gen. Y.H. Commandant, Chinese Marine Corps re: thanks for visit to Marine Corps at
Tso Ying; additional instrictor and equipment for Chinese Marine Corps, 20 Mav 1952
14. Wang Shu-ming, Lt. Gen., Conmanding General, Chinese Air
Force re. thanks for tea and compliments on training methods used by CAF in ground school phase for
the Air Cadets, 20 May 1952
15. Chiang, Generalissimo Kai-shek, President Chinese Republic
re: thanks for visit to Taipei, Formosa and report on visit to Chinese Marine Corps, 23 Mav 1952
16. Pollock, Maj. Gen. E. A. Commanding General lst Marine
Division FMF re: 13t Marine Division in Korea, 22 Sept 1952
17. Hagerty, James C. Press Secretary to Dwight D. Eisenhower re: Wissenburger's hospitality during
visit, 13 Jan 1953
18. Smith, Holland M. General (Rt.) re: Hart's receiving honorary degree from Auburn Jan 1953
19. Truman, Harry S., re. Truman's acceptance of invitation to visit, 15 April 1953
20. Tavlor, Maxwell D., Commanding General 8th Army re: thanks
for evening with 8th Army, effect of 1.00 bomb 15 April 1953
21. The President., Republic of Korea, re: received autographed photo, enclosed editorial 24
22. Wensigner, Maj. Gen., Walter W., Assistant Secretary of
Defense re: thanks for getting wheels rolling on retirement, 4 July 1954
a. Recommendation for Hart for an appointment as Second Lt. in the Marine Corps., 1916
b. Orders for temporary promotion to First Lt. 1917
c. Orders for temporary promotion to Captain Qct 1917 d. Orders to Camp Pontanezen 1919
e. Orders to Santo Domingo Oct 1919
f. Orders-permanent commission March 22, 1921
g. Organization and Plans 28 et 1921 Dominican Republic
h. Report by C. C. Riner of methods used to collect Cominicans for identification I Nov 1921
i. Statement by Hart re: method of removing Dominicans
from Los Llamos Oct 29 and 30 1921 and supplementary statement 10 Nov 1921
j. Orders back to Norfolk, Va. 1922
k. Orders to Yokohama, Japany May 22p 1933 to acquire knowledge of Japanese language
l. Orders to Canal Zone and U.S.S. Rochester, Jan 3., 1927
m. Daily Log kept by Commander Austin, 17 Feb 1927
n. List of men of Franciso Sequerals troops who were disarmed outside of Chinandega 19 May 1927
o. Report of operations to Coseguina and return June 6 1927
p. Orders to Tuma, Nicaragua, 30 March 1928
q. Orders to Haiti July 2, 1930
r. Temporary appointment as Acting Mayor Garde d'Haiti
s. Material relating to monograph of Haiti prepared by Hart
t. Orders to Washington D.C., 1935
u. Promotion Board Release on Hart's promotion to Lt. Col., Dec 1935
2. 1941-June 1950
D. Miscellaneous items
a. Recommendations for men under Hart's comand
b. Orders and memoranda while on staff of the commander, London., England - a courier passport issued
to Hart., letter of commendation written by Lord Louis Mountbatten
c. Statement of Service, 'A play by play Camouflage and Burlesque 1 Feb 1944'; requester for leave,
temporary additional duty orders
d. Order to Washington, Director, Division of Reserve and Personnel Dept., 1945 TAD orders in
connection with Marine Reserves and Public Information matters
e. Orders to temporary special duty, London, England to
represent the Marine Corps at the British Victory Celebration July 8, 1946.
a. Appointment to Lt. Gen. and Commandant, Quantico Va.,
b. TAD Orders to London to attend St. Paul's Memorial Service 21/6/51
c. "Strengthening of Line JAMESTOWN in 1st Marine Division sector, proposal form 23 June 1952
d. Fleet Marine Force, acific, Scope and Functions 1957
e. Report of Ist Marine Division FMF activities 1 Doc, 1952-31 Jan 1953
f. Summary of Korean Operations 1 Aug 1953
g. Telegram stating intention of retirement to Shepherd, 24 March 1954
h. Physical Fitness Reports
i. Release from active duty, 29 July 1954
1. Part of sash of General Sequierra (Cabulla)
2. Map of Nicaragua
3. Navy Mutual Aid Association Membership Certificate, 21 May 1927
4. "Baker Day Greetings from aboard the Crossroads Press Ship"
5. Program for review at Pendleton 9/25/43
6. Proceedings for probate of will of Aquilla James Dyess, May 1944
7. Clearance for M. Harry D. Henshol in Korea
8. Directive for Palace Ground Tour 14 April 1954
9. Marine Corps news release to Auburn Alumnews concerning Hart's promotion to Lt Gen. n.d.
10. Marine Corps news release re: Hart's retirement and promotion to four-star General Jul 1954
11. Review program for Hart, 31 July 1954
12. Menu etc for Aloha reception, 31 July 1954
13. Classification of opportunities for retired flag officers n.d.
14. Map of Oahu n.d.
15. List of Marines attending Chamber of Commerce dinner, Jacksonville, N.C. n.d.
See name key
VI. Photographs - 5 items
VII. Speeches and Lectures
1. 25 Sept 1943, Camp Pandleton "Talk by Commanding General, 4th Marine Division to the 24th Marines
2. Auburn, November 3, 1945
3. 11 November 1945 - Milledgeville, Ga., Armistice Day
4. 24 Nov 1945, New York , national Fraternity Conference
5. 8 Dec 1945, Washington D.C., Convention of American Amateur Athletic Union
6. August 1946, Maui "VJ Day Address to Citizens of Maui"
7. 24 Jan 1946, New York City, Soldiers and Sailors Club
8. 4 April 1946, New York, Auburn Alumni Dinner
9. 24 May 1946, Army Public Information Class
10. 5 Dec 1953, Korea, Farewell Remarks
11. 31 July 1954, Hawaii,, Farewell Remarks
12. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Football COACHES Association
VII. Hart Material on Microfilm
1. Report on Flintlock Operation-Combat Team 24
includes Task Organization, Landing Team Landing diagram, Medical Report, Communication Report, supply
and transportation Report, Intelligence Report Table of Individual Equipment, Air Laison Report, Tank
Report (later) Shore Party Report
2. Final Report on Saipan Operation - Combat Team 24 7/9/44
Preleminaries: training, planning, embarkation, rehearsal, movement to objective
Operations: Task organization and operation orders, narrative of assault, operational comments and
recommendations. Special Reports: intelligence, comunications, naval gunfire
support, air support, supply and transportation, medical, administration, morale
3. "We Planned It That Way" by Admiral Charles M. Cooke U.S.N.(Rt)
re: U.S. in the Pacific during W.W. II
4. Publication, "The Crossroad: Survival or Deatruction" Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, text of speech
delivered at Rotarv Club, Taipei April 20, 1957
5. Newspaper Clippings
6. Letter from R.B. Draughon 6/22/53 re: honorary degree
7. Program for Graduation, 1954
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