Marines Help Put Down Prison Riot

May 2, 1946 in Marine Corps History
Marines Help Put Down Prison Riot
Posted on 5/2/2000

On May 2, 1946, Marines from the Treasure Island Marine Barracks aided in suppressing a three-day prison riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. The Marines were under the command of Warrant Officer Charles L. Buckner, a veteran of the Bougainville and Guam campaigns in World War II, and did not suffer a single casualty.


Sale for Marine Corps Family Day at the EGA Shop

USMC Garden Flags for every season and holiday!

CLICK TO SHOP NOW

The EGA Shop has a wide selection of unique Marine Corps garden flags that you won't find anywhere else. Show off that Marine Corps Pride for every holiday and occasion! Every purchase supports our troops!

EGA Shop, purchase Marine Corps Clothing and Support Our Troops at the same time!
Marine Parents and the Marine Corps
Recruit Parents
Whats After Boot Camp
After The Corps
a Place to Connect& Share®
Team Marine Parents has Marine Corps Marathon Bibs
Warrior Support Team
Gold Star Legacy
Luminary Initiative