Royal Dutch Marines
Of Montford Point

 

   Royal Dutch Marines at Camp Lejeune outside one of the buildings at Montford Point Camp 1945 

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 The Camp Lejeune Montford Point story

 


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After World War II had started and military planners were posturing forces for America's eminent entry to the fight. The need for an East Coast amphibious training facility was answered as the War Department purchased an initial 11,000 acre tract of land. With close proximity to ports at Wilmington and Morehead City, Lejeune was a logistical gem. When planners added the remote pine forests and miles of beach the value of Camp Lejeune as a home training base for Marines was unbeatable.

On May 1, 1941, LtCol. William P.T. Hill, was ordered by the 17th Commandant LtGen. (then Major General) Thomas Holcomb to establish and assume command of the base, then known as Marine Barracks New River, N.C.  His original headquarters was located at Montford Point  and in August of 1942 it was moved to Building #1 at Hadnot Point, where it remains today.

Near the end of 1942, the base took on a the name of Camp Lejeune, named in honor of the 13th Commandant and Commanding General of the 2d Army Division in World War I, MajGen. John A. Lejeune.

 

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   OUR FRIENDS THE ROYAL DUTCH MARINES 
 OF WORLD WAR TWO  

 

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Sgt Jan Cornelis Kuit
Birth:   Oct. 13, 1914, Holland
Death:   Nov. 29, 2004, Holland

 

John KUIT was my Drill Sergeant Royal Dutch Marines in 1952.

Since a very long time John was my very good OLD Friend !

Jan Cornelis(Nickname John)KUIT was born October 13th.1914 in HOLLAND.

John was married with Sophia Leticia HOLLANDER and they raised 2 Children,Dorothy and John.

In the year 1936 John Kuit joined as young man the famous Royal Dutch Marine Corps,this Marine Corps is one of the OLDEST in the World because the Birthday was December 10th.1665!

After Bootcamp,John was in 1938 stationed on the Island Curacao,a DUTCH Dominion in the DUTCH WEST-INDIES.

The first 3 years of WW2 John was stationed on the Dutch Submarinehunter "H.M. van KINSBERGEN",hunting GERMAN Submarines in the Caribian Waters.

The Year 1943 John was send to the USA Camp Lejeune, to be trained as "Junglefighter" so John could be send to the Far East in the Battle against the JAPANESE ARMY.

 

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 JAMES E STEWART JR PRESIDENT

JOHN TILLMAN VICE PRESIDENT

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