Guadalcanal at 75 … A name, an emotion

AUGUST MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL … a major turning point in the Pacific war.  On the morning of 7 August 1942, eight months to the day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. 1st Marine Division, under MGen Alexander A. Vandegrift, landed on the islands of Tulagi…

Guadalcanal at 75 … Battle of Midway, 4 June 1942

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal. In a series of posts, I will flashback to milestone events that led up to, or took place during or after Guadalcanal. Wherever possible, I will place myself in the action as a frame of reference. If a post triggers a memory for you, please share in a comment.…