New PDF release: Combat Officer: A Memoir of War in the South Pacific

By Charles Walker

ISBN-10: 0345463854

ISBN-13: 9780345463852


For the united states, Guadalcanal used to be a bloody seven-month fight less than brutal stipulations opposed to crack jap troops deeply entrenched and made up our minds to struggle to the dying. For Charles Walker, this bad jungle battle–one that claimed the lives of 1,600 americans and greater than 23,000 Japanese–was just the start. at the eve of conflict, 2d Lt. Walker was once ordered again to the States for clinical purposes. yet there has been a battle to be gained, and he had no goal of lacking it.

In this devastatingly strong memoir, Walker captures the clash in all its horror, chaos, and heroism: the starvation, the warmth, the deafening explosions and stench of demise, the consistent worry damaged through moments of sheer terror. this can be the gripping story of the courageous younger American males who fought with super braveness in appalling stipulations, prepared to sacrifice every thing for his or her country.

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I counted four with the aid of binoculars, but later learned there were six. They had Zero-fighter cover, but the few American planes that were capable of flying ignored them and attacked the transports. By dusk three of the enemy ships were ablaze, but three escaped. We learned later that three American dive-bombers had been shot down in the action and that two thousand Japanese troops had safely landed from the ships. Where is our Navy? we wondered. Do we have one? Are our admirals all cowards, or just incompetent?

Shedd Company E, 164th Infantry, also regimental reconnaissance officer, cofounder of Sea World. ” Founded Hubbs Sea World Research Institute. Helped create UCLA Science Center. Investment banker and chairman of Sea World for two decades. William Byers Company E, 164th Infantry, on Cebu, Negros, Japan. Educator before service. After service obtained MPS from Frost-burg College, Maryland. Spent his entire career in public education. William Kiker Company E, 164th Infantry, on Leyte, Cebu, Negros, Japan.

Hundreds of bodies lay to our front in the open grass. Our barbed wire was a shambles, and bullets were still flying. The field was a shooting gallery. It was shoot, shoot, and shoot! Many enemy, exposed by the gathering early sunlight, attempted to run back to cover. Very few made it. As Sergeant Dick Hoffman and I moved along the line toward our headquarters tent, our attention was diverted again to the kunai grass two hundred yards to our front. Several Marines were seen; they were trying to run across the field of fire to our lines.

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