Biographical / Historical
Colonel Doanld S. Marshall was born 10 September 1919 in Danvers Mass. Marshall enlisted in the United States Army in March, 1942 and became an officer in September of the same year. In 1962 Marshall returned to active duty and in 1972 worked directly for Major General Creighton Abrams, Jr., Commander of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Colonel Marshall received numerous decorations and medals including the Legion of Merit with oak leaf clusters, and the Bronze Star. He was also decorated by the Republic of Vietnam and the Republic of China. Colonel Marshall retired from active duty in 1976 and served as a consultant for the United States government until 1980. He then moved to California to resume his anthropological and linguistic studies. He also chaired the Military Conflict Institute. in 1990 Doctor Marshall returned to what is now the Peabody Essex Museum and became publisher of The American Neptune and Research Anthroploigist for Oceania. Doctor Marshall died 28 August 2005 in Alexandria, Virginia.