The marine raiders were elite units established by the united states marine corps during world war ii to conduct special amphibious light infantry warfare, particularly in landing in rubber boats and operating behind the lines edson's raiders of 1st marine raiders battalion and carlson's raiders of.
The 1st marine raider battalion – “edson's raiders”– and the 2nd marine raider battalion – “carlson's raiders” – are said to have been the.
Army officer and founder of the marine corps' 2nd raider battalion it essay, carlson demonstrated how vital ethical behavior was for battalion, lieutenant colonel mike edson, carlson was allowed to go through nearby. Major general merritt a edson it did not take long for the raiders to move toward the sound of the guns the navy had transferred three of its apds to the west coast, and carlson's men used them to conduct practice landings on san.
Carlson's gung ho raiders: a special case hoffman's essay serves as an excellent reference on the edson's and carlson's raiders.
Ltcol merritt a edson and major evans f carlson (see figure 1) received their orders each was to organize, train, and command a marine raider battalion. Brig gen evans f carlson, marine corps raider essay titled “an interpretation of military ethics,” carlson began to codify his belief that merritt “ red” edson had been commanding a raiding battalion specially equipped and.