[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 157 (2011), Part 1]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page 398]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



                       HON. MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO

                                of guam

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 18, 2011

  Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Mr. 
Donald Ian Marshall who passed away on January 8, 2011. Don played a 
major role in the post-World War II recovery and economic development 
of Guam. He was an important business and community leader in Guam and 
around the Asia-Pacific region. As we mourn his loss we recognize his 
contributions to our community.
  Don was born in Manila on December 23, 1928, to John and Helen 
Marshall. John Marshall was a pre-World War II manager of Luzon 
Stevedoring Company (LUSTEVECO). LUSTEVECO was founded by a group of 
Spanish-American War veterans in 1909 and grew into the largest cargo 
handling transportation service in the Philippines. Following in his 
father's footsteps, Don began work for LUSTEVECO after his graduation 
from the Stanford University School of Business in 1950. Don first came 
to Guam in 1951 to manage the build-up of Navy facilities, and in 1963, 
Don Marshall assumed the presidency of LUSTEVECO.
  Upon arriving to Guam in 1951, Don Marshall spearheaded the 
recruitment of thousands of skilled workers on Guam. He directed the 
construction of Camp Roxas to ensure an acceptable quality of life for 
the workers who were so far from home. Camp Roxas developed into a 
model village complete with clean and comfortable Quonset hut barracks, 
a medical dispensary to provide non-emergency, non-acute health care, 
Guam's first lighted baseball field, a professional sized and lighted 
tennis court, an outdoor theater, a bakery, a full service cafeteria 
and galley, and a Catholic chapel led by a Filipino priest. Sports 
competition between Camp Roxas, the civilian community, and military 
commands were encouraged, and teams from Camp Roxas competed very 
successfully with teams from all over the island. While Camp Roxas has 
outlived its purpose and is now part of Navy Base Guam, the two 
villages of Agat and Santa Rita are home to many of the workers and 
their descendents brought to Guam at the promise of opportunity.
  Don Marshall's contributions to Guam were not restricted to the 
success of Camp Roxas. Don continued to involve himself in Guam's 
economic development. In 1972, he formed Cabras Marine Corporation to 
supply tugboat and harbor pilot services to commercial and military 
vessels. Don originally started with two reconditioned Navy tugs, The 
Husky and The Grunt, and today operates four tugboats as well as a 
freighter service between Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, and the Pacific Islands surrounding Guam.
  My husband, the late governor of Guam Ricardo J. Bordallo, and I have 
known Don Marshall since the early 1960s. He has been a dear friend who 
always took the time to visit my family. Many on Guam will miss his 
outgoing personality and the assistance that he was always willing to 
lend to community projects.
  I would like to offer my condolences, sympathy and prayers to his 
wife, Sally Mae, his daughter, Terry, his sons John, Robert and 
William, his grandchildren, and the thousands of people whose lives he 
touched over the years. He will be missed.