Once the smaller islands were in US hands, the Marines moved. At 0910 hours the Ist and 3rd Batteries of 5th Marines took Beach Red. The landing was unopposed. 3rd battery of the 1st Marines took Mount Austin to the southwest. The going was slow. The thickly wooded island was almost impenetrable to anyone, […]



      May 1942, untested United States Marines are headed into the Pacific, most of them are kids out of high school with a deeply inculcated sense of pride and patriotism. For the most part they are well trained. These are the pride of America’s youth. The answer to both the dedicated Wehrmacht soldier […]


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