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08-08-02, 09:52 AM
As early as 1740,England had raised four more Battalions of 3.000 Marines for service against Spain.These men were known as "Gooch's Marines",after their leader Colonel william Gooch.In 1741 Gooch's Marines secured Guantanamo Bay,Cuba,as a British Base.(US Marines Landed and secured Guantanamo Bay,Cuba from the Spanish later in June of 1890). Another name associated with Gooch's Marines Is Admiral Edward Vernon RN, he was taken by a young Marine Officer in the Regiment to a home he built at Little Hunting Creek,Virginia; he called it 'Mount Vernon.' The Officer was Lawrence Washington,and upon his death the home passed to his younger brother George Washington.Aye