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Capt. Geiger and early U.S. Marine Corps Aviation

8 February 2016

25° 48′ 57″ N / 80° 17′ 11″ W

The monument in Miami Springs FL honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine's first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

The monument in Miami Springs FL honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine’s first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Roy Geiger served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of General. He was Marine Aviator #5 as Naval Aviator #49 and did much to develop early Marine aviation. He and his unit during and shortly after WW I are memorialized with this monument in Miami Springs FL.

Detail of the plaques honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine's first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Detail of the plaques honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine’s first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

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