With the China Marines

SMHS graduate currently serving with battalion activated over 100 years ago with storied history


November 6, 2019

Photo courtesy Carrie Garcia

Morgan Rempel takes part in a beach storming practice.

Morgan Rempel is a 2017 graduate of Saratoga Middle/High School. Following his graduation, Rempel enlisted with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and has been serving si nce June 2017. According to his mother, Carrie Garcia, Rempel advanced as a Scout Swimmer for the Alpha Raiders. He is currently stationed in Camp Pendleton, California and is a 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Alpha Raider, also known as the China Marines.

The 1/4 Marines were originally activiated in April 1911 and first saw combat in November 1916 in the Dominican Republic. From February 1927 to November 1941, the 1/4 Mari...

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