Marines Help Put Down Prison Riot

May 2, 1946 in Marine Corps History
Marines Help Put Down Prison Riot
Posted on 5/2/2000

On May 2, 1946, Marines from the Treasure Island Marine Barracks aided in suppressing a three-day prison riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. The Marines were under the command of Warrant Officer Charles L. Buckner, a veteran of the Bougainville and Guam campaigns in World War II, and did not suffer a single casualty.


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