Robert H. Dunlap

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About Robert H. Dunlap

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Robert Henry Dunlap (December 22, 1879 – May 19, 1931) was a general in the United States Marine Corps. Born in Washington, D.C., Dunlap was appointed a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps August 8, 1898. He served with distinction in the Spanish-American War; in the Philippine-American War and China during 1900, including the Battle of Tientsin of the Boxer Rebellion; and in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1914. For his distinguished service as regimental commander during the Meuse-Argonne campaign in World War I, he was awarded a Citation Certificate by Commander-in-Chief, A.E.F.; the French Fourragère; and the Navy Cross. In 1917-18 he analyzed a proposed Allied landing in the Adriatic for Admiral William Sims and concluded that amphibious operations could be successful and there was no absolute advantage for the defender. In 1928 he served in Nicaragua and was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Medal of Merit of Nicaragua. Brigadier General Dunlap sacrificed his life attempting to rescue a woman imprisoned in a landslide in France on May 19, 1931. USS Dunlap (DD-384) was named for him. His widow, Katherine Wood Dunlap (1884–1970), christened the

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