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Thread #112692 Message #3178407
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Jun-11 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Angelique-O / Angelico
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Angelique-O / Angelico
And "Pack She Back to She Ma."
Seems to be a common theme.
I doubt the connection to a wife of any U. S. Commander in Haiti.
Can't call it an "urban legend" but I think it belongs in the same category.
For much of the time (1922-1930) Brig. Gen. John H. Russell was commander (and later High Commissioner). Before that time, a group of military and civilian administrators reported directly to Washington.
The first detachment of marines (1915) was under the command of Major Smedley Butler, who drove the Cacos out of Port au Prince.