History Detectives

China Marine Jacket

Clip: Season 6 Episode 4 | 17m 23s

A jacket our contributor received as a gift has inscriptions reading: "4th Marines," "Shanghai," "China," "1937-1939" and "MWD." To whom did this particular jacket belong, and what is his legacy? Host Gwendolyn Wright travels to both coasts to investigate the story of the "China Marines," a regiment that worked to keep the peace and protect U.S. interests during the ramp up to World War II.

Aired: 07/20/08

Rating: TV-G

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