• Short Summary

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL LEONARD F. CHAPMAN, JR., USMC
    Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
    Leonard Fielding Chapman, Jr.,?

  • Description

    1.
    Gen. Chapman arriving at training area in helicopter


    2.
    Gen. Chapman being briefed on functioning of M16


    3.
    Scenes of troops firing M16


    4.
    Gen. fires M16


    5.
    Honor Guard and firing salute for Gen. Chapman


    6.
    Gen. inspects troops and individual weapons


    7.
    Gen. inspects Vietnam village


    8.
    Gen. boards helicopter and leaves




    Initials


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    Background: LIEUTENANT GENERAL LEONARD F. CHAPMAN, JR., USMC
    Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
    Leonard Fielding Chapman, Jr., was born November 3, 1913, at Key West, Florida. After schooling at Deland, Florida, he entered the University of Florida, graduating in June 1935. He was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant, July 8, 1935.

    Aboard the USS ASTORIA when World War II commenced, he took part in the early Pacific raids and in the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, earning the Navy Commendation Ribbon as commander of the Marine Detachment. Later, while commanding an artillery battalion with the 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, he earned the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal during combat on Peleliu and Okinawa.

    During post-war assignments, he served with FMF, Pacific; the Division of Plans and Policies, Headquarters Marine Corps; completed the Amphibious Warface School, Senior Course, at Quantico (1950); and was Chief of the Supporting Arms Group, Marine Corps Development Center, Quantico.

    In 1953, as Regimental Commander, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, he sailed for Japan, and the following year became Commanding Officer of the Marine Barracks at Yokosuka. From 1956 to 1958, he was Commanding Officer of the Marine Barracks in Washington, D. C.

    Upon his promotion to brigadier general in July 1958, he was assigned as Commanding General, Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. In 1961, he was promoted to major general and designated as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, HQMC. He was awarded his second Legion of Merit for service in this capacity on July 22, 1965.

    On January 1, 1964, General Chapman was named Chief of Staff, Headquarters Marine Corps, with the rank of lieutenant general. For service in this capacity, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He became Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 1, 1967.

    General Chapman and his wife, the former Emily Walton Ford of Birmingham, Ala., have two sons: Marine First Lieutenant L. F. Chapman, III, and Marine Second Lieutenant Walton F. Chapman.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPNONVH1T02V8Q7YCBI3XG1SN
    Media URN:
    VLVACPNONVH1T02V8Q7YCBI3XG1SN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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