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By Michael Gillen

global battle II couldn't were gained with no the U.S. service provider Marine. Crewed via civilian seamen in peacetime and wearing a lot of the nation‘s ocean-borne trade, the service provider Marine turned the “fourth arm of safeguard” in wartime, supplying important aid for beachheads in all theaters of operation.
Twenty global battle II service provider Marine veterans are featured during this oral heritage. such a lot had at the very least one send torpedoed, bombed, shelled or mined out from lower than them—some of them . a few turned prisoners of the japanese during the conflict, engaged on the notorious River Kwai Bridge. Many hung out on lifeboats or flimsy rafts lower than harsh stipulations; one—Donald Zubrod—endured forty two days in a lifeboat with a number of others ahead of their eventual rescue, as regards to death.
American service provider mariners suffered a casualty fee that used to be an in depth moment to the Marine Corps in the course of the war.

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By Michael Gillen

global battle II couldn't were gained with no the U.S. service provider Marine. Crewed via civilian seamen in peacetime and wearing a lot of the nation‘s ocean-borne trade, the service provider Marine turned the “fourth arm of safeguard” in wartime, supplying important aid for beachheads in all theaters of operation.
Twenty global battle II service provider Marine veterans are featured during this oral heritage. such a lot had at the very least one send torpedoed, bombed, shelled or mined out from lower than them—some of them . a few turned prisoners of the japanese during the conflict, engaged on the notorious River Kwai Bridge. Many hung out on lifeboats or flimsy rafts lower than harsh stipulations; one—Donald Zubrod—endured forty two days in a lifeboat with a number of others ahead of their eventual rescue, as regards to death.
American service provider mariners suffered a casualty fee that used to be an in depth moment to the Marine Corps in the course of the war.

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