Marine veteran John “Jack” Biggins On Dec. 8, 1942, the First Marine Division was relieved on the island of Guadalcanal. After four months of constant and savage combat in a natural environment that...
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Shortly after leaving radio school, I was assigned to the 1st Medium Tank Battalion of the 2d Marine Division. I had difficulty adjusting to the close confines of a tank. It bothered me to be enclosed in this hulking 33-ton mass of steel, peering out only through a periscope. As soon as possible, therefore, I made my escape into another mode of transportation. We had a newly formed reconnaissance platoon, and this was for me. It was comprised of a couple of half-tracks and half a dozen Jeeps, and each vehicle required a radio operator. Read the entire article.
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