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Guadalcanal, Tarawa and beyond : a mud Marine's memoir of the Pacific island war / William W. Rogal.

Author/Creator:
Rogal, William W., 1922-
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
v, 208 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Rogal, William W., 1922-.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
United States. Marine Corps. Marines, 2nd. Battalion, 1st. Company A.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
United States. Marine Corps -- Biography.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Summary:
"Chronicling the growth of a recruit from boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to a seasoned troop leader, this memoir also relates the experiences of the 200 soldiers in A Company, First Battalion, Second Marines, as they engaged in island warfare in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Joining the Marines
Boot camp
The Fifth Marines
The Second Marines
Tulagi and Guadalcanal
Respite in New Zealand
Tarawa
Saipan and Tinian
Camp Pendleton
China
Rejoining the world.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786446711 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786446714 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
476156847