by Jerry McConnell
A Marine Private's Personal
Account of the
Battle for Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.
Major Donald L. Dickson
The following story is about many
things. First and foremost, it's about
history. World War II and The Battle for Guadalcanal was a historical
in this country back in the summer of 1942. It was after all,
the first land battle
that our country had won since the war started. We had lost Pearl
Harbor and shortly after,
we lost Wake Island. We needed a victory. The Marines who fought
on Guadalcanal knew this. It was one of the most horrific battles
ever faced by
our young men. This story is about a young man's journey into
the darkness of war
and combat. We at Seacoast Marines are proud to present this book
in it's entirety.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. We also hope, that you'll
better understanding of what these young men and women went through
WWII. All the pain and suffering. The hardships of War they endured
we can enjoy the freedoms we all have today. This generation of
WWII veterans is
our nation's "Greatest Generation" and we owe each and
every one of them
our most sincere and heartfelt thanks and gratitude.
God Bless them all and God Bless America.
Sgt. Jerry McConnell 1946
Four years after Guadalcanal
Jerry McConnell and Post 35 Commander Fatello
Memorial Day 2002
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