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The Battle of Guadalcanal Was the U.S. Marines’ Worst Nightmare

Adam Makos, Marcus BrothertonMilitary History, Asia Marine combat veterans tell all about the dangerous and deadly work in some of the war’s toughest fighting.Here’s…

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Here’s What You Need to Remember: On August 6, 1942, the men of Maj. Gen. Alexander Vandegrifts U.S. 1st Marine Division watched from the railings as their troopship, the USS George F. Elliott, steamed into the waters north of Guadalcanal in the South Pacifics Solomon Islands. They had come to seize the islands semi-completed airfield at Lunga Point from the Japanese before it became operational. With Guadalcanals airfield, the Japanese could bomb the shipping lanes to Australia and choke the continent,…

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