Smith, Holland McTyeire
Smith, Holland McTyeire, 1882–1967, American general, b. Seale, Ala. He was commissioned in the marines in 1905 and served in France in World War I. In World War II, Smith pioneered in developing amphibious tactics. He commanded troops in actions in the Gilbert, Marshall, and Mariana islands and at Iwo Jima. He commanded the Fleet Marine Force in the Pacific (1944–45) and retired (1946) from the marines as a general. He wrote Coral and Brass (1949).
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