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A WORKING PARTY UNLOADS THE ACCUMULATED GEAR BROUGHT BY THE 4TH MARINES TO THE PHILIPPINES

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The rest of the equipment went to the Manila port facilities and was trucked back to Olongapo. Admiral Hart expressed specific orders for the regiment to get into the field as quickly as possible without all of its heavy equipment. "We all knew," Hart wrote later, "that they had been cooped up in Shanghai through all those years where conditions for any sort of field training were very poor and we thought that not much time remained."

Department of Defense Photo (USMC) COR-11003