WORLD WAR II Guadalcanal: New Memorial to the Coastwatchers And Scouts of World War II
After making radio contact with Marines who had secured a small perimeter around a partially completed airfield on 15 Aug. 1942, a bearded, barefoot and rag-clad Clemens and his Melanesian scouts marched smartly out of the jungle to join the First Marine Division’s operations. As British liaison officer, Clemens integrated his Solomon Islanders with Marine units to serve as scouts, guides and intelligence gatherers.
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