Among Heroes: A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu

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Today is September 15, 1944. The time is 0300, this is D-day for the 1st Marine Division's attack on the Japanese occupied island of "Peleliu," one of many small but well-fortified islands of the Palau group in the western Carolines. H-hour has been officially announced as 0830, which is but five and-one-half hours before us. The troops were awake most of the night and many stayed on deck to watch the first glimpses of the naval bombardment as we draw closer to the island. Reveille at 0300 was only a reminder to the men ...

Among Heroes: A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu 2015, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781511657273

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