“Starch and Stripes” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: January 1936
Original publication: Dime Adventure Magazine
Genre: Historical Fiction
Story description: In an act of disobedience, a Marine Captain ensnares a dangerous rebel leader, risking his life and saving his Corps from losing vital congressional funding.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead.