November 1942

"Missing in Action," Six Guadalcanal Fighters Reach Safety

Volume 26, Issue 4
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Guadalcanal, October 29 (Delayed)-After five harrowing nights and four equally terrifying days spent in a jungle infested with enemy troops, five Marines and a Navy pharmacist's mate staggered through our front lines to safety this morning.

Their story is one of days without food, constant contact with the enemy, our own shellfire bursting around them, and a grim battle with the jungle itself.

Half-starved, exhausted, dirty, cut by thorns and brambles, the six were given a royal greeting by astonished comrades.

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