Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), served 26 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 1988. He is the author of numerous books on Marine history, including Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu (2009) and Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I (2008), both published by Zenith Press.

Articles by Richard D. Camp

Marines Call It the 2,000 Yard Stare by Tom Lea
Frederick C. Yohn, "The Last Night of the War"

The War's Final Night

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2018
World War I was about to end, but that was not going to stop the U.S. Marines fighting their way across the Meuse River.

Eyewitness to Revolution

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2018
A joint U.S. team was sent to help the Shah reorganize his armed forces, but unrest was brewing in Iran.

'Shot to Pieces in the Champagne'

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 2018
In northern France’s Champagne region, the battle-hardened Leathernecks of the 4th Marine Brigade faced one of their most daunting Great War tasks: storming heavily defended Blanc Mont Ridge. Belleau Wood, ...

The Corps' Day of Destiny

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
June 2018
At Belleau Wood on 6 June 1918, the Marine Corps commenced fighting its first large-scale battle and sustained casualties that exceeded its total losses suffered in all previous combat.