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On the Canal : the Marines of L-3-5 on Guadalcanal, 1942

Author: Ore J Marion; Thomas Cuddihy; Edward Cuddihy
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2004.
Series: Stackpole military history series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II. Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell. Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang! And the recoil jarred  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Ore J Marion; Ore J Marion
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ore J Marion; Thomas Cuddihy; Edward Cuddihy
ISBN: 0811731499 9780811731492
OCLC Number: 53374983
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Late July-Early August 1942 --
Our journey to Guadalcanal --
The second half of August 1942 --
September 1942 --
October 1942 --
November and early December 1942 --
Three Guadalcanals --
The cobbers --
Epilogue : a note to Iwo Jima.
Series Title: Stackpole military history series.
Responsibility: Ore J. Marion with Thomas Cuddihy and Edward Cuddihy.
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A straightforward, gripping tale from the Marines that stormed ashore on Guadalcanal in World War II. Told with humor and honesty in a no-holds-barred approach that only a Marine who was there could tell. Excerpt on firing a rifle grenade: "I jammed the rifle stock tight against my shoulder, raised myself up off the ground to a kneeling position, and squeezed the trigger. The rifle went bang! And the recoil jarred it loose from my grip. The rifle smacked me hard in the jaw. With that, I went down on my face while the little bluebirds started going tweet, tweet, tweet around my head. 'Did I hit it?' I asked. 'Yeah, you hit it, ' Flash said. 'The thing just didn't work. 'We finally ran into somebody from another unit, a guy who really understood how the new style grenade was supposed to work. We explained our misfortune to him, and he asked us did you pull the firing pin out!"

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