Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"Lessons of Guadalcanal"

By Captain Gerald H. Shea, Marine Corps Gazette, August 1943:

"Back home," the two magic words that so often come to mind. You can't imagine how popular the old country is to these men out here. From the travel catalogues I had always pictured the American as the eternal traveler, but it's the home plate we're seeking and we know we've got to deliver the long, hard hit to get the home run. Our men have a greater spirit than the Japs, who want to die for the Emperor. We want to live for America, but we're not willing to go home until the Japs get their wish.


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