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After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
[Annotator's Note: George Colburn had his first combat kill in a cave on Iwo Jima, Japan in February 1945.] There was a...
Tinian was only about nine days [Annotator's Note: Battle of Tinian, 24 July to 1 August 1944, Tinian, Mariana Islands...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Thomas J. Smith, Junior was looking forward to seeing the enemy. The Marines were under the Navy. After training, they...
Frank Campisano was eager to do his part. He was told he would be put wherever the Marine Corps needed him, which was...
After basic training, James Franklin Young was sent to New River, North Carolina and placed in the Fleet Marine Force....
Rivers Richardson King was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) and headed to Guadalcanal [...
William Cart returned to the United States in January 1946. If Cart was going to be in a dogfight, he would have...
The second and final time Floyd Fogg was wounded, the Marines were taking Hill 515 for the fifth time. They were...
Rob Roy Ratliff joined the Marine Corps and trained with some of the Navajo code talkers. He received a ten day leave [...
Dale LeBlanc went to boot camp in San Diego. Marines who went to boot camp in San Diego were referred to as Hollywood...
George Peto produced some paintings and pieces of propaganda that were based on his unit during battle in the Pacific....
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
Ira Schilling is a proud American and a proud veteran of World War 2 and thinks that the existence of The National WWII...
James J. Hill was with 12 others [Annotator's Note: of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 (VMF-214)] over Rabaul [Annotator's...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Cyril de la Vergne was in the Marine Corps about for two and a half years. It was office work and did not change after...
On December 7th [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941], Robert Erskine Hendricks [Annotator's Note: with Battery B, 6th...
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
In June 1942, after mortar training at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville,...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore went back overseas and joined the 3rd Marine Division while they were finishing up on Guam [...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Urban was working in Santa Ana, California when Marine Fighter Squadron 212 (VMF-212) was...
Frank Kern, [Annotator's Note: with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division], arrived in...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Corps Tank Battalion (medium)]...
Henry James Bird [Annotator's Note: assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division]...
In January [Annotator's Note: January 1944], James Roland Westbrook [Annotator's Note: in Company F, 2nd Battalion,...

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