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Scope and Content Note
George G. Strott was a Pharmacist's Mate serving with the 6th Regiment of the U.S. Marine Corps (under the 3rd Army, 2nd Division). This collection of papers was gathered by Strott during his service with the 6th Regiment at Quantico, VA in 1917, on the Western Front in 1918, and as part of the German occupation force in 1919. The papers are primarily composed of copies of general orders and official memoranda which were issued and distributed to the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front during 1918 and 1919. There are also a few documents which deal with various medical subjects of concern to the 6th Regiment's Regimental Surgeon. Among the three personal letters which are included in the collection are two letters in German, contents unknown, and a letter of appreciation from Brigadier General Harry Lee written in 1920. Finally, there is a small group of memorabilia: newspaper clippings, programs from the observance of the 4th of July and the anniversary of the battle of the Aisne-Chateau Thierry Sector, leave passes, and form "letters home" which were issued to the men during the war.
This collection should be cited as Papers of George G. Strott, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.